Edmonton downstage | 05.09.2016

  • Opening this week:
    • Or the Whale, an adaptation of Moby Dick, runs at the Timms Centre for the Arts May 12 – 21.
    • Catch the Keys’ The Runcible Riddle, which takes audiences on a ‘fever dream turned acid trip’ journey through the backstage spaces of The Citadel runs May 13 – 14 and tickets are already more than half sold out!
      • Wondering what it’s about? Check out my preview where I chat with playwright and Catch the Keys Co-Artistic Producer, Megan Dart.
    • Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway’s Pirates of Penzance runs at Holy Trinity Anglican Church May 15 and 16.
  • Closing this week:
    • Theatre Network’s last show of the season, Gordon by Morris Panych closes at The Roxy on Gateway May 15.
    • City of Angels, presented by ELOPE Musical Theatre, runs until May 14 in the auditorium at Campus St. Jean.
  • Did you catch Adam Rozenhart’s chat with Ben Wheelwright, an Edmonton-trained actor performing in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime in New York on the podcast The Expats? The episode is from March, but I didn’t have a chance to listen to it until this past week.
  • In other podcasting news, the talented Trent Wilkie appeared on last week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast.
  • John shares his perspective on Northern Light Theatre’s Wish by Peter Goldsworthy, which closed last week but his blog is definitely still worth a read.
  • To get us pumped for The Runcible Riddle, Catch the Keys has been posting videos of interviews with the cast and crew. Check ’em out.
  • Great news – Pretentious Productions’ Kickstarter campaign for @tension was funded!

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