2019-2020 Season



by Edmonton Playwright Ellen Chorley

World Premiere of a New Work by an Edmonton Playwright
January 10, 2020 – January 25, 2020
Preview January 9, 2020
Studio Theatre ATB Financial Arts Barns

Featuring: Jayce McKenzie, Richard Hsi Lee
Director: Trevor Schmidt

“ROBBIE:  Are you a lesbian? 
CHLOE:  Are you gay? 
ROBBIE & CHLOE:  I don’t know. 
CHLOE:  We say at the same time.  Then Robbie settles on a maroon V-neck and I buy a violet sports bra.  And together we make a plan to figure it out before Limelight North.”

“By the time the Farewell Dance rolls around, there is a whispered frenzy surrounding Robbie.  Every girl and a good portion of the guys are convinced that they will be the one to make out with him in a corner.

Chloe loves Robbie. Everybody does. But Robbie loves Chloe back. They are the star triple-threat couple of their high school drama club and have dreams of their future success together in Musical Theatre (or straight plays, if Musical Theatre doesn’t work out). But — speaking of straight — suddenly Robbie wonders if he’s gay. And Chloe begins to wonder, too. And what does that mean for their future together?

This brand new comedy was first seen as a short piece in Loud & Queer 2014, produced by Workshop West Playwright's Theatre and Guys In Disguise. After seven years with Northern Light Theatre as artistic Associate, we are delighted to have Ellen return to expand her original piece into a full length play and world-premiere of EVERYBODY LOVES ROBBIE!

Performance Dates

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 7:30PM Preview (PWYC)
Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:30PM Opening 
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00PM Matinee (Preshow Director’s Circle Event 1:15PM)
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:30PM Performance (NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door) 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:30PM Performance (Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon)
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:30PM Performance (Post Show Actor Talk Back)
Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 2:00PM Matinee 
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:30PM Performance (NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door) 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7:30PM Performance 
Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:30PM Performance
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30PM Closing

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Ellen Chorley - Playwright

Ellen Chorley

Ellen is the Festival Director of Theatre Network’s NEXTFEST, in addition to being a local playwright, producer, performer, and teacher.  Listed in Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, Ms. Chorley founded her own children’s theatre company, Promise Productions, is the Co-Artistic Director of Send in the Girls Burlesque Theatre Company, and is a commissioned playwright for theatre in companies in both Edmonton and Calgary.  She teaches drama to children in programs throughout Edmonton, and is an instructor with the Citadel Theatre’s Foote Theatre School.  Ms. Chorley was the Artistic Associate at Northern Light Theatre from 2010-2017.








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