2016-2017 Season

Sister, Sister


By Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them.   A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s “unforgettable death”

Performance Dates:
Preview Thursday October 27, 2016, 7:30pm (cancelled)
Opening Friday October 28, 2016, 7:30pm
Performance Saturday October 29, 2016, 7:30pm
Matinee Sunday October 30, 2016, 7:30pm 
Performance Sunday October 30, 2016, 7:30pm
Performance Tuesday November 1, 2016, 7:30pm
Performance Wednesday November 2, 2016, 7:30pm (cancelled)
Performance Thursday November 3, 2016, 7:30pm
Performance Friday November 4, 2016, 7:30pm
Performance Saturday November 5, 2016, 7:30pm
(No Performances on Mondays)

NEW** Sunday Matinee:
2pm, Sunday October 30, 2016

Location: PCL Studio, ATB Financial Arts Barns: 10330-84 Ave.

$25 Student/Senior, $30 Adult, $20 Matinee (prices do not include GST)
Available at the door, or www.nothernlighttheatre.com, 780-471-1586

Subscriptions Are Still Available:
Starting at $50.00 Student/Senior and $70 Adult

Special Events

PWYC Preview & Free for Students with Student I.D:
7:30pm, Thursday, October 27, 2016
Tuesday 2 for 1:
7:30pm, Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Director’s Circle with Trevor Schmidt:
Preshow, 1pm Sunday, October 30, 2016 Snacks provided by Under the Highwheel
Guest Speaker Salon hosted by Colin MacLean:
Post Show Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Pizza provided by Famoso WEM
Actor’s Talk Back:
Post Show, Thursday, November 3, 2016


Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich - Playwright

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich

Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich’s productions include Romeo Chang (Overtime Theatre, San Antonio, winner of 2015 ATAC Globe Award), Big City (Trustus Theatre, Columbia, SC, winner, 2015 New Playwrights Festival), Boy Girl Boy Girl (Trinity Rep, Providence, RI), Still Life (Forward Flux, Seattle),Double Vision and Absolute Flight: A Reality Show With Wings (NYC International Fringe Festival), and Hitting the Wall (NYC off-Broadway Summer Play Festival). Plays developed in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Rattlestick, Women’s Project, EST, New Georges, AracaWorks, Urban Stages, among others. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Hangar Theatre, Victory Gardens, Boston Playwrights Theatre, LA’s Elephant Theatre, Long Beach Playhouse, New Mexico’s Fusion Theatre,Chicago’s Collaboraction Theatre, and more. Published by Smith & Kraus and Indie Theatre Now, she has won or placed in the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Sundance Playwriting Lab, Princess Grace Award, the Heideman Award, Bay AreaPlaywrights Festival, the Julie Harris Playwriting Award, Six Women Playwrights Festival, among others. In NYC, she’s a New Georges affiliated artist, a member of Athena Theatre Company’s writers group, and an associate playwright at Phoenix Theatre Emsemble. barbarablumenthalehrlich.com. @1BarbaraBE

Trevor Schmidt - Director, Set & Costume Designer

Trevor SchmidtTrevor Schmidt is the Artistic Director of Northern Light Theatre for the past 13 years, and been involved with NLT for the past 18 years as a performer, director, designer, and playwright, as well as being a multiple Sterling award winner. He has been awarded twice for playwrighting (THE WATERMELON GIRLS, and CHANGE ROOM), twice for directing (the Canadian premieres of THE 4TH PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE and Carol Anne Duffy’s THE WORLD’S WIFE). He received the Outstanding Fringe Performance award for the one-man show COFFEE DAD, CHICKEN MOM, AND THE FABULOUS BUDDHA BOI, penned by Nick Green which toured to New York as part of the FRIGID FESTIVAL. As an actor, he has been seen in ANGELS IN AMERICA Part 1: Millennium Approaches, LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!, WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED (Outstanding Male Lead Actor nomination) and created the role of Bette Davis in the international touring success BITCHSLAP!.  His plays have been produced across Canada and far away as Australia (MABEL STARK!). He has created and choreographed a one-woman dance piece entitled MARKED for the Expanse Dance Festival that was extended and nominated for a Sterling for Outstanding New Work. Most recently, he was awarded the DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction as part of the Mayor's Evening for the Arts. He sits on the advisory boards of the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts and Red Deer College Theatre Performance and Creation programme and is an Artistic Associate of GUYS IN DISGUISE Theatre company, where he was last seen in FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP!

Louise Claire Lambert - Janice

Louise Claire Lambert

Louise Claire Lambert is thrilled to be back again with Northern Light Theatre. Louise is from Toronto but now makes her home in Edmonton.  Theatre Credits (Edmonton) Romeo and Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost (Freewill Shakespeare) Category E (The Maggie Tree) The Pink Unicorn (Northern Light Theatre) One Man Two Governors, Romeo and Juliet, Evangeline (The Citadel Theatre). Louise was awarded a Sterling for her role as Trish in Northern Light Theatre’s The Pink Unicorn and is and a graduate of George Brown Theatre School. Thank you for all the love from my beautiful family.

Arielle Rombough - Dirdra

Arielle Rombough

Arielle Rombough: Select Theatre: Book Club (Lunchbox Theatre), The Good Bride (NLT, Handsome Alice Theatre) The Haunting, Gaslight, Rebecca (VertigoTheatre), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Theatre Calgary, MTC), A Christmas Carol (Citadel), Fiddler On The Roof (Stage West), Peter Pan, August (ATP), The Alan Parkinson's Project (Ghost RiverTheatre), Othello (Shakespeare in the Park).

Select Film: Burn Your Maps (Cinelou Films), Hug-O-Gram (Flat Four Productions), Ally Was Screaming (Telefilm), Crowd Pleaser (Eric Becker Films), Fargo (Working Title Films), Klondike (Discovery Channel), The Right Kind of Wrong (Magnolia Pictures). Awards: 2016 Calgary Critics Choice "Best Ensemble"(Book Club), 2016 Sterling Nomination (The Good Bride), 2015 "Most Dazzling" title at The Burlesque Hall of Fame. You can see Arielle next in It's A Wonderful Life at Lunchbox Theatre. Love to C and N! 

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull - Lighting Design

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull  is a multi-talented technician and theatre designer who works in set and lighting design and construction. He is sought-after as an artistic collaborator and his work has been seen on the stages for Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, Fringe Theatre Adventures, L'UniThéâtre, Theatre Yes, multiple high school and performing arts groups, as well as trade shows and conventions. He has served as Production Manager and Site Technical Director for North America's largest Fringe Festival, currently serves at the Technical Director and Production Manager at Northern Light Theatre. He is a multiple nominee for Sterling Awards.

Jennifer Best - Stage Manager

Jennifer Best

Jenn Best is an Edmonton-based Stage Manager and theatre technician. Her other Stage Management credits include: Burning Bluebeard for Edmonton Actors’ Theatre, In the Next Room, The Clean House, Days of Wine and Roses, and 4:48 Psychosis for Trunk Theatre; End of Civilization and Adult Entertainment for Punctuate Theatre’s Suburban Motel Series; Flight of the Viscount, Jack Goes Boating, Fool for Love, Little Elephants and Grace, for Shadow Theatre. For several seasons she lived out of her suitcase, touring with the gay hiphopera, Bash’d; the 90’s punk rockumentary, Hard Core Logo: Live; and travelling to Calgary for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She upgraded her suitcase to an RV for her recent work at The Canadian Badlands Passion Play; and Tent Meeting at the Rosebud Centre for the Arts.








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