Edmonton downstage | 02.22.2016

  • Opening this week:
    • Another awesome installation in Citadel Theatre’s 50th season: Alice Through the Looking Glass opens February 27 and runs until March 20.
  • Closing this week:
    • The Gay Heritage Project runs in The Club at the Citadel on February 27.
      • Check out Curious Arts’ interview with co-creator Andrew Kushnir for insight into the production!
    • You have until February 27 to see Blarney Productions’ Subway Circus at the PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
    • Catch Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room or the vibrator play, presented by Trunk Theatre, at the Backstage Theatre until February 28.
  • On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending Catalyst Theatre’s Songs for Sinners and Saints at the MacLab in the Citadel, which was the first of the company’s short-run events in their new space. Before the show started Jonathan Christenson and Eva Cairns hinted at Catalyst’s exciting 2016/2017 season, which will be announced at their annual fundraiser, 4 Play, on April 1.
  • The What It Is podcast comes to us with another double-header interview in Episode 96: Actors through the Subway Circus, in which they interview people from Blarney Productions new show Subway Circus and actors from Alice Through the Looking Glass.
  • Punctuate! Theatre has announced Sunday dance classes for actors through until the end of March with Marie Nychka and Lin Snelling. The class is geared towards alumni of the University of Alberta’s BFA program, but non-alumni can email Punctuate! if they’d like to attend.
  • The Edmonton Arts Council has started an events round-up in its weekly newsletter – check out their latest newsletter for the first installment.
  • Speaking of the Edmonton Arts Council, they’re having a YEGArts Mixer on Tuesday, February 23 at Massawa Café and Bistro.
  • If you’re not at the YEGArts Mixer, I hope it’s because you’re submitting your Found Festival application! Tuesday, February 23 is the deadline.
  • Kristen re-caps three recent shows (The Gay Heritage Project, ‘BLAK, and Klondykes) that allowed her to, as she says, ‘understand and feel a little more what someone else’s history was’.

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