Edmonton downstage | 11.21.2016

Happy Monday! Since I’ll be away next weekend, this week’s Edmonton downstage tries to somehow capture everything that’s happening in our theatre scene in the next two weeks! Hold onto your hats – it’s going to be busy!

Opening & closing

  • MacEwan University’s theatre department is presenting The Drowsy Chaperone at the John L. Haar Theatre November 23 – December 3.
  • Darrin Hagen’s Witch Hunt at the Strand, presented by Workshop West, runs at the Backstage Theatre November 23 – December 4.
  • Trunk Theatre presents Fen by Caryl Churchill November 24 – December 3.
  • One of my favourite Shakespeare plays, Twelfth Night is presented by the University of Alberta Studio Theatre at the Timms Centre for the Arts November 24 – December 3.
  • Theatre Yes’ cross-Canada collaboration with six other theatre companies, Anxietyruns November 24 – December 4.
  • Mile Zero Dance’s monthly series dedicated to interdisciplinary, improvisational, and experimental work, SubArctic Improv & experimental arts returns to Spazio Performativo (10816 95 Street) on November 24 at 8:00. This month’s performers are:
    • Richelle Thoreson (dance)
    • Katherine Semchuk (dance)
    • BlipVert (music)
    • Maarten Schillemans and Emily Schultz (music)
    • Orange Girls (text)
    • Dara Huminski (visual art)
  • Man Up! celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Spice Girls with their show Spice Boys on November 25 and 26 at La Cité Francophone.
  • A Christmas Carol returns to the Citadel Theatre! This Edmonton holiday classic runs November 26 – December 23.
  • APN’s Script Salon returns to Holy Trinity Anglican Church December 4 at 7:30 with Conni Massing’s Oh! Christmas Tree. Admission is by donation.

Reading & listening


Non-local theatre news

  • I really enjoyed J. Kelly Neestruck’s article in the Globe and Mail about the message the cast of Hamilton delivered to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.

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