Edmonton downstage | 05.18.2015

This week’s Edmonton Downstage round-up is actually going to be two weeks in one post, as next weekend I’ll be at my best friend’s wedding. In the meantime, there’s lots of theatre to enjoy over the next couple weeks!

  • Opening:
    • Walterdale’s annual From Cradle to Stage showcase, which features new work from local artists. This year, a production of Jesus Master Builder Ltd.:A Divine Comedy and a staged reading of Magpies. From Cradle to Stage runs May 18 – 23, check out my preview interview with both playwrights.
    • Thou Art Here Theatre is re-mounting Much Ado About Nothing at the Rutherford House, May 20 – 31. The show got rave reviews last year, including mine.
    • The final Hey Ladies! of the season goes up at the Backstage Theatre on May 22.
    • Blarney Production’s A Steady Rain goes up at C103 May 27 – June 5. Keep an eye out for my preview interview.
  • Closing:
    • Kill Your Television’s The Ugly One at the ATB Arts Barns until May 23.
    • Tribes at the University of Alberta’s Timms Centre for the Arts May 23.
    • The Photo by Dana Rayment closes at C103 on May 23.
    • Avenue Q at the Citadel Theatre until May 24 closes out the Citadel’s season in a fun, poignant way (check out my review).
  • The Journal announced it’s new arts podcast: Dirt City Limits – the first episode is all about festivals.
  • The theme for Fringe 2015 is SupercaliFRINGEilistic!
  • Congratulations to the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards recipients, which includes Ronnie Burkett.
  • OnStage has compiled a list of the best colleges for theatre in Canada – with the University of Alberta checking in at #2. Not sure what criteria the ranking is based upon, but an interesting read nonetheless.
  • Odd-Lot Puppetry Co. is putting on a workshop is putting on a latex puppet creation workshop in St. Albert May 23 & 30 and July 13 & 20. More information is on their website.

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