Edmonton downstage | 11.02.2015

Before we dive into this week’s theatre happenings, I’d like to share a Telus Storyhive project my friend Savanna Harvey, The Pretentious English Major, is working on. It’s called “Money or Your Life” and is about a couple who has saved for their ‘trip of their lifetime’ until a few days before their trip one of them must pay for a seemingly unavoidable expense. If funded, the 10 minute film will explore how couples relate to one another when they have different values. The project will be funded by Telus if it is in the top 15 projects on the sites based on voting. Everyone gets 5 votes a day to give to various projects and you don’t have to sign up to vote. Head over to Storyhive to vote!

  • Open this week:
    • ABBEDAM Productions presents Spring Awakening in the Second Playing Space at the University of Alberta’s Timms Centre November 4 – 8.
    • Always wanted to see a live version of The Rocky Horror Show? You’re in luck – Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway is presenting it at La Cité Francophone November 6 – 15.
  • Closing this week:
    • MacEwan University’s Nice Work if You Can Get It is closing November 7.
  • The What It Is Podcast has posted Episode 88: the Next 70ish Minutes, which includes an interview with Jeremy Baumung, Patricia Zentilli, Erik Mortimer and Bradley Moss about their current project The Last Five Years.
  • The Stage Struck! festival will be back in 2016. Edmontonians can submit their 10 – 60 minute play for consideration by December 21, 2015.
  • Walterdale Theatre announced that Sherilyn Brady Cook’s Bottled Up and Alison Neuman’s All in My Head will be part of From Cradle to Stage 2016 in May. Congratulations!
  • Punctuate! Theatre’s fundraising gala will be Saturday, November 7 – enjoy locally sourced tapas and wine pairings along with circus-inspired performances from local artists.
  • Avenue magazine released their Top 40 Under 40 recognizing up and coming people in our province, including Alberta Opera’s Farren Timoteo.
  • Lots of videos this week! Here’s a walkthrough of the Varscona rebuild as it is right now.
  • The Citadel Theatre has released a video of Josée Boudreau, the star of Evangeline singing an excerpt from the show.

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