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News from NLT

April 12, 2018

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. SLUT’S FINAL WEEKEND
  2. INSIDER PEAK AT 2018/2019, SUBSCRIPTIONS GO ON SALE APRIL 13
  3. ADD YOUR SINGLE TICKET TO SEE SLUT AT A 50% DISCOUNT WITH YOUR 2018/2019 SUBSCRIPTION
  4. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: BINGO! SATURDAY APRIL 21st 11am – 3:45pm
  5. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE OLD STRATHCONA THEATRE DISTRICT

ONLY THREE MORE CHANCES
TO CATCH “SLUT”!

"Michelle Todd perfectly embodies the tightrope the modern woman must walk: don’t be too sexual or you’ll be labelled a whore; don’t be too virginal or you’ll be labelled a prude."
– AFTER THE HOUSELIGHTS

“No matter where you stand in the age-old sexual wars, Slut is a refreshing and entertaining way to take your old attitudes out of the closet, shake the dust off them and see if they still fit. Schmidt’s fine directorial fingerprints are all over this one even if he remains subtly hidden away behind the smart ideas and energetic pacing. Todd, with her rebellious afro punctuated by some jaunty white flowers and contagious exuberance, is marvelous throughout.”
– GIG CITY

“S. L. U. T. The funniest set design of the season — and the only one (to my knowledge) that actually engages in smart-ass repartee with the character onstage — is to be found in the Northern Light Theatre season finale”
– 12TH NIGHT

SLUT

BY Brenda McFarlane
April 5- 14, 2018 | Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave

Featuring Michelle Todd | Directed by Trevor Schmidt

Matilda is a woman who gives of herself freely.  So freely in fact, that the senior citizens from the complex next door have her arrested for running a brothel. During an endless night of booking at the police station, Matilda runs a gamut of emotions: joy, regret, remorse, anger, despair and love.  Brenda McFarlane’s witty and fast paced play pries apart social stereotypes and stigmas in an insightful, light-hearted and comic examination of love and sex.

Mature Content and Themes

ONLY THREE MORE SHOWS!

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30PM Performance (Post show Actor Talk Back)

Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:30 PM Performance

Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:30PM Closing

SLUT

LEARN MORE ABOUT SLUT:
CHECK OUT THESE PREVIEWS

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READ THE REVIEWS FOR SLUT

12TH NIGHT by Liz Nicholls
AFTER THE HOUSELIGHTS by Jenna Marynowski
GIG CITY by Colin MacLean

SLUT

TICKETS
Single Tickets
Available at the door, or www.nothernlighttheatre.com, 780-471-1586

$30 Adult, $25 Student/Senior, $20 Matinee (all prices do not include GST)

Group Tickets
Group Rates are available at Northern Light Theatre at $20.00 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.

To Book your tickets please call Northern Light Theatre at (780) 471-1586, book online or email General Manager Gina Moe at gina.m@northernlighttheatre.com

AN INSIDER SNEAK PEAK AT NLT’S 2018-2019 SEASON

A WOMAN’S BODY

This year’s collection of plays centers on women’s bodies- their right to autonomy, how that autonomy can be subjected to the will of others, and the indomitable spirit that resides within. From a large-scale multi-media work of a movement based piece in collaboration with our past collaborating company Good Women Dance Collective, and in tandem with new community partner Loud Whisper Productions (an offshoot from Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta) incorporating video, dance and a traveling audience in a pageant- play styled venue, to a quietly disturbing confession of the controversy and conflict surrounding a late-term abortion - these plays all take an unflinching look at the physical, psychological and emotional violence inflicted on women by society, by misogyny - and sometimes by each other. We expect our Salon events to be lively and filled with thought provoking discussion.


Origin of the Species

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

by Bryony Lavery

October 12 – October 27, 2018
Preview October 11
Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330-84 Ave.

Featuring Holly Turner from Northern Light Theatre’s Production of The Testament of Mary

Evolution, feminism and comedy come together in Origin of the Species.

In Bryony Lavery's quirky Origin of the Species, ardent archaeologist Molly, digging for prehistoric man in Olduvai Gorge finds instead a four-million-year old female body. Upon kissing her lips, the four million year old woman comes to life, and is smuggled back to England and named Victoria, after Molly’s grandmother. Once in possession of this anthropological miracle, Molly spends New Year’s Eve seeking to teach Victoria what it means to be a woman in the 21st Century, and incidentally gains much more than she expected.


Origin of the Species

THE CARDIAC SHADOW

by Clay McLeod Chapman (World Premiere)

Co-production with Good Women Dance Collective & Loud Whisper Productions

January 18 – February 2, 2019
Preview January 17
Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330-84 Ave

Featuring the women of the Good Women Dance Collective

True Story - Four women were procured from the Ravensbruck concentration camp, hand-selected by SS Second Lieutenant Dr. Sigmund Rascher, Air Force physician. These four women were “volunteered” for a series of experiments that would eventually come to be known as the cold conference — tests specifically designed to determine the endurance of the human body to extreme temperatures. The voices of these four women have since disappeared. Where does the human spirit go when the body must remain behind, frozen inside an atrocity?


Origin of the Species

19 weeks

by Emily Steel (Canadian Premiere)

A co-production with Azimuth Theatre

March 29 – April 14, 2019
Preview March 28
Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330-84 Ave

The words are rattling because the story is real. Everyone knows someone who has had an abortion or lost a pregnancy - even if they don’t talk about it. In 2016, playwright Emily Steel had a termination after her baby was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. This is her story, told honestly and publicly, because there are so many more stories out there. We want 19 weeks to be part of a bigger conversation.

Subscriptions Available
Starting April 13th

Don't miss a single show in
NLT's 43rd Anniversary Season

NLT values our role as an outspoken, purposefully-controversial and boundary-pushing company.   We are dedicated to producing innovative, intimate and affecting work that is brave, emotionally driven and speaks to a modern audience.  We are known for programming new Canadian works and obscure international gems that you will not see on any other stage in Edmonton.  It is our goal not only to entertain, but to spark meaningful conversations on the themes raised in our productions, and to produce plays that will stay with our audiences long after the curtain has gone down.

Subscriber Perks

NLT continues to offer Subscription Ticket Prices that cannot be beat, starting at
$40.00 for Previews & Matinees
$50.00 Student/Senior
$70 Adult
$75.00 Opening Night

(prices do not include GST)

Preferred Seating

Subscribers get first dibs on the best seats in the house. Simply call our office to book your seats in advance, no need to wait in line for front row seats!

Bring a guest

We want to meet your friends. NLT subscribers get a complimentary ticket to one of the shows in our 2017-2018 season so they can bring a date to share the play. 

Meet our friends

NLT subscribers receive 50% off their single ticket purchase to any show in L'UniTheatre's upcoming 2017-2018 season.

What's in the Tickle Trunk?

Only Subscribers will find out! Don't miss out on special draws, prizes and one time offers that are only available to NLT subscribers.

Purchase a 2018-2019 Season Subscription and receive a single ticket to see SLUT at a 50% discount

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

BINGO MAY 11 & JUNE 12

Volunteer for NLT

All Bingos are held in Caesar’s Palace West Edmonton Mall. A light dinner, training and a ticket to see an NLT show are provided. Standing / walking, customer service and counting cash are required skills.

Friday May 11, 2018, 11am to 3:45pm
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 5pm to 9:45pm

To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities, please email Gina Moe at gina.m@northernlighttheatre.com

THE THEATRE DISTRICT

Since last winter NLT has been meeting with the other companies that work in Old Strathcona and the Theatre District to find new creative ways that we can work together, boost each other’s work and create a stronger collective voice for the arts in Edmonton.    We are dedicated to not only telling you about the work that NLT is producing, but all of the companies, professional and indie, that work and perform in Old Strathcona.


The Varscona Theatre

Going to St. Ives

Going to St. Ives
In the pleasant living room of a beautiful country home in the quiet village of St. Ives, England, two brilliant women exchange pleasantries over cups of tea and scones. However, we soon realize that this is no ordinary meeting. Patricia Darbasie and Belinda Cornish star in this thrilling confrontation!
April 5 - 14, 2018
Varscona Theatre
10329 – 83rd Ave.
Tickets: http://www.varsconatheatre.com/shows/


Theatre Network

Infinity

How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? In this Dora-Award Winner for Best New Play, three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – collide like particles, and together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they could never have imagined.

Featuring: Ryan Parker, Larissa Pohoreski, Cayley Thomas
Director: 
Bradley Moss

April 17 – May 6, 2018
Roxy on Gateway
8529 103 Street
Tickets: https://theatrenetwork.ca/shows/season/season-43/infinity
780-453-2440


Workshop West Theatre

Pretty Goblins

Pretty Goblins by Edmonton Playwright Beth Graham

Directed by Brian Dooley and featuring Miranda Allen and Nadien Chu

Sisters. Twins. Together. Forever. In the middle of a cold, dark, night Laura discovers her estranged fraternal twin sister, Lizzie, howling in her living room. Lizzie’s sudden appearance loosens Laura’s grip on reality sending the sisters on a journey of tragic discoveryPretty Goblins explores, the anguish of loss, the chaos of addiction and the beautiful ferocity of sisterly love. A World Premiere by Governor General’s Award finalist Beth Graham.

April 18 – 29, 2018
Backstage Theatre
10330 -84th Avenue
Tickets:
https://www.tixonthesquare.ca/performances/5164


Citie Ballet

Ignite

Citie Ballet artistic director Jorden Morris presents IGNITE:  a new work accompanied by two new pieces by company dancers Lydia Redpath and Matthew Klippenstein.

As Edmonton’s resident ballet company, Citie Ballet strives to make ballet accessible by inspiring audiences with original works and beautifully remounted pieces under the direction of Artistic Director Jorden Morris.  The company’s final production of the season honours the return of spring – celebrating that spirit with stories that reflect emergence and change.

Friday April 20, Saturday April 21st, Sunday April 22nd
Timms Centre for the Arts
87 Ave & 112 Street

Tickets:  https://www.tixonthesquare.ca/performances/4547
780-970-4979


Edmonton Opera

Don Gionvanni

Opera’s most notorious bad boy Don Giovanni is back in all his seductive glory. Often regarded as the crowning masterpiece of Mozart’s Italian repertoire, Don Giovanni combines elements of comedy, tragedy, and the supernatural in a riveting opera experience.

Baritone Phillip Addis, adored by Edmonton audiences as Figaro in 2014’s The Barber of Seville, will bring his “physically commanding, vocally authoritative energy” (Opera Canada) as Mozart’s mysterious anti-hero. Directed by Oriol Tomas, featuring stylish designs by Bretta Gerecke and Deanna Finnman, this bold new production of Don Giovanni promises to steal audiences’ hearts.

Saturday April 14, Tuesday April 17, Friday April 20, 2018
Jubilee Auditorium
11455 – 87th Avenue

Tickets: http://www.edmontonopera.com
Edmonton Opera Box Office:
15230 – 128 Ave.

780-429-1000


Citadel Theatre

The Silver Arrow

This delightful twist on the classic Robin Hood tale by Edmonton playwright Mieko Ouchi, features local actress Kristi Hansen in the lead role, and will showcase participants of the 2018, Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.

The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hoodruns April 21 to May 13, 2018
Citadel Theatre

9828 - 101A Avenue
Tickets:  http://www.citadeltheatre.com
780-425-1820


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