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February 25, 2015

The Pink Unicorn

Audiences and critics are RAVING about THE PINK UNICORN!

FEBRUARY 20-28, 2015
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue


Edmonton Sun
"...any outline of the story in a short review can't possibly give you the richness and depth of Edie's play, Trevor Schmidt's sympathetic production and Lambert's compelling performance… Her Trisha thinks of herself as "dumb," and sometimes she can't find the right words but in the final moments the words are there and the actress will bring tears to your eyes. Five stars."
See full review here

After the House Lights
 "I love everything about Elise Forier Edie’s script and the way one-woman powerhouse Louise Lambert performed it."
See full review here

Ephemeral Pleasures Theatre Blog
"It is an impressive solo performance of a good script, it is a story of contemporary queer lives that has a happy ending, it is a celebration of family love and personal growth that are not in contradiction, it is enjoyable for people who are familiar with LGBTQ issues and those who are not, and it is a valuable discussion-starter that has had me thinking ever since." 
See full review here

Finster Finds Theatre Blog
"This is a play for every parent and child… I think everyone with a child 15+ should think about taking them to it. It's for the parent who couldn't understand their child as they grew and the child who didn't realize what their parent was going through. And I don't just mean parents of gay or gender queer children, it's for every parent because your children are going to be who they are and you can't control that, but you can accept them regardless of what they turn out to be. I highly recommend."
See full review here

The Pink Unicorn


Special Pink Shirt Day Performance
February 25, 2015 (7:30 pm Show, Talk Back Immediately After Show)

Special Pink Shirt Day Performance

Stand against intolerance. Stand against discrimination. Stand against bullying.

NLT encourages our audiences to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

Pink Shirt Day is a nationally recognized day started by two Nova Scotia high school students named David Shepherd and Travis Price who organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

Northern Light Theatre will celebrate PINK SHIRT DAY with a very special performance of our play “The Pink Unicorn” paired with a post-show discussion surrounding the topics of Alberta GSAs and gender queer youth. 

For more information on Canada’s national Pink Shirt Day visit

Speaker's Salon
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (7:30 pm Show, Speaker's Salon Immediately After Show)

Speaker's Salon Thursday

Wanna talk about it?  Northern Light Theatre is delighted to bring back our Salon Series to disscuss the themes and topics of THE PINK UNICORN featuring Dr. Ruth Dyck Fehderau from the University of Alberta’s Department of English and Film Studies, Laurie Blakeman, the Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Centre who proposed the Safe and Inclusive Schools Act (Bill 202), and Courtney Cliff, a Community Liaison Worker with The AltView Foundation who works with high schools in Elk Island to create and sustain GSAs.
(The event will be catered by MEAT)


Booty Call
Friday, November 28, 2014 (10:30 pm Cocktails and Mingling, 11:30 pm show)
Set the stage for some late night fun with Northern Light Theatre. All attendees of our Late Light Booty Call performance will be entered to win a prize gift basket from Lacombe Park Spirts in St. Albert.

Booty Call

Purchase tickets for THE PINK UNICORN.

Mid-Season subscriptions are still available.

Group Rates Available
Northern Light Theatre offers an exclusive group rate for our performance run of THE PINK UNICORN.  Groups of ten can purchase tickets for $12.00 each- that’s a $10 discount.  (Standard booking rates apply).

Group Rates Available


“Pink Unicorn! You have to go see it. Please. It was so, so accessible & lovely. Really great show for teens, young adults, old adults, seniors, liberal minded, conservative minded (especially!!), introverts, extroverts, people who love people, people who hate people, people who are people. All the people: go see it. Thank you to Trevor Schmidt, Gina Moe & Ellen Chorley for having this one in YEG!”  – Maggie Baird (via Facebook)

This is an awesome play. And by ALL means bring teenagers - mine were blown away and hit social media soon as they got home to spread the word. Please see this production which closes on the weekend. Tomorrow I believe is two for one. So worthwhile! - Eva Cairns (via Facebook)

“Top Three Reasons Everyone Would Benefit From Seeing "The Pink Unicorn" at Northern Light Theatre
3. Topicality - this show is about a mother's love for her child who is incredibly different from everything the mother knows; and it includes the child's attempt to create a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) which is a very important issue in local and provincial politics as I write this. Great conversation starter.
2. Script - as with any great play, I was entertained while being taught and touched deeply. Beautifully written.
1. Performance - truly great job by a delightful actor, Louise Lambert. I was captured by her voice, her physicality, and her inhabiting of the character with grace and compassion. She took me on a grand adventure tonight and I'm grateful.
Congrats to Trevor Schmidt, Ellen Chorley and the whole team on another important and excellent theatre experience.” – Catherine Wenschlag (via Facebook)

#GSA#Bill202 positive? You must see .@NLTEdmonton PINK UNICORN til Feb28. Uptight Mom battles to get a GSA for her kid. I'm seeing it Thurs @laurieblakeman (via Twitter)

#pinkunicorn@NLTEdmonton. Go. See. Be impressed. Beautiful story, hilariously told. @catharooni (via Twitter)

The MUST SEE play of the year: "The Pink Unicorn". Raw and real. This is Alberta today! @NLTEdmonton#GSA#ableg  @kristopherwells (via Twitter)

Best way to end a show: happy tears! #ThePinkUnicorn@NLTEdmonton You may not understand your child, but you still love them! #yegtheatre @smeep220 (via Twitter)

Still thinking about the fantastic #ThePinkUnicorn at @NLTEdmonton. So funny and moving and human and lovely. Go see this show! @mscatwalsh (via Twitter)

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