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News from NLT

May 25, 2018

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEVER! ONE NIGHT ONLY JUNE 2nd, QUEEN ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY HALL
  2. AN INTERVIEW WITH FLORA WILSON-LUTHER, BY FAWNA BECKETT
  3. 2018/2019 SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE
  4. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
    BINGO JUNE 12
  5. WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE OLD STRATHCONA THEATRE DISTRICT

FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER! (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!)

FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER! (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!)

Field trips are a sneaky way to make us learn stuff without us realizing it… Now is the part of the meeting where we will see how many of you have intimate knowledge of beaver."

FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER! (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!)

by Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt

Everyone’s favourite NaturElle Girls have returned to dispense more knowledge on navigating the harsh wildness and even harsher elementary school playground. Get your first look at this outrageously funny and touching new sequel to the Sterling Award winning production of "Flora & Fawna's Field Trip! (With Fleurette!)".

NaturElle Girls Flora & Fawna (and also Fleurette!) are back with a second offering of how to survive bears, beavers and bullies. Staring Guys in Disguise’s Darrin Hagen, NLT’s own Trevor Schmidt and L’UniTheatre’s former Artistic Director, Brian Dooley.

Queen Alexandra Community Hall
10425 University Ave.

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Cocktails at 6:30 pm, rush seating
Performance at 7:30 pm

(The performance will start with some highlights from Flora & Fawna’s Field Trip! before Flora & Fawna Have Beaver Fever!)

Don’t miss this exclusive, one night only performance!  

All tickets $30.00. Tickets available online at www.northernlighththeatre.com, or by calling Northern Light Theatre (780) 471-1586.

Don’t forget to bring your allowance!
Fat Franks will be at Queen Alexandra Hall to sell hot dogs starting at 6:30pm and our bar will be featuring two different kinds of beer from Edmonton’s Situation Brewing.  NLT will also be selling tickets for a 50/50 draw at the end of the night.   All funds raised at this event will go towards NLT’s artistic programming in 2018-2019.

This is a licensed event. Must be 18 years and older to attend.

AN INTERVIEW WITH FLORA WILSON-LUTHER BY FAWNA BECKETT

FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER! (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!)

FAWNA (FB) interviews FLORA (F).

FB:   How are you? I am fine.
 
F: I am fine as well. Although, I am a bit nervous around The Media.
 
FB:   Thank you and welcome for coming. Have you ever been interviewed before?
 
F: Not unless the questionnaire for Girl Guides counts. For the record, I think I answered everything right.
 
FB:  How old are you?
 
F: I am 10 but my mom says I am tall enough to be mistaken for 13. My other mom says to ignore that and not to grow up before it’s time.
 
FB:   What do you like to do?
 
F: I am very active in all girl group activities. This is why I have so many badges. I enjoy all outdoors-y stuff plus indoors-y stuff like making cookies. I am especially fond of feats of strength and field trips. And cookies.

FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER! (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!)

FB:   What is the best part about being a NaturElle Girl?

F: The best, best, best part of being a NaturElle Girl is the friends you make. I wouldn’t have made it through the summer, let alone Grade 4, without really good friends by my side.
 
FB:   How is BEAVER FEVER different than FIELD TRIP?
 
F: Oh! Oh! I know this one. First of all, it’s later in my life. Like maybe a few whole weeks later. Second, it’s all about the actual field trips that the NaturElle Girls can take. And lastly, we have gained lots and lots of confidence since our first orientation meeting. I think our new members will see real growth in our next meeting. And I mean real growth. I think I have gotten way taller since our first meeting.

FB:   What will people take away from BEAVER FEVER?
 
F: I think people will be happy, and then they will laugh, and then they might learn. I want to say that maybe they will be sad as well but my mom says that’s no way to sell a show. But my other mother says that lots of people are looking for more emotional depth. And so I am confused. I do know that everyone who comes to the meeting will learn more about beaver than they ever thought was possible!
 
FB:   Do you have any pets?
 
F: I want a dog and a cat and a beaver and a goldfish and a canary and a pony. But my mom says we don’t live in a zoo and my other mom says we already have lots of beaver – even though I haven’t seen any.

FLORA & FAWNA HAVE BEAVER FEAVER! (AND SO DOES FLEURETTE!)

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2018-2019 SEASON

A WOMAN’S BODY

This year’s theme centers on women’s bodies - their right to autonomy and the indomitable spirit that can reside within. From a large-scale multi-media work incorporating movement and dance in collaboration with the Good Women Dance Collective to a quietly disturbing confession about the controversy and conflict surrounding a late-term abortion in partnership with Azimuth Theatre – all three plays in NLT’s 2018-2019 season will present an unflinching look at the physical, psychological, and emotional violence inflicted on women and their bodies.  We expect our Salon Series Events to be filled with thought-provoking discussion.


Origin of the Species

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

by Bryony Lavery (Canadian Premiere)

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 (Canadian Premiere)

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)

March 28 – April 13, 2019
Preview March 28
Studio Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330-84 Ave

Featuring Vanessa Sabourin (NLT Debut), Artistic Producer Azimuth Theatre

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.

Winner - Jill Blewett Playwright's Award - Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2018
Winner - Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award - Adelaide Fringe 2018
Nominee - Theatre Award - FRINGE WORLD 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
BINGO TUESDAY
JUNE 12, 5pm - 9:45pm

Volunteer for NLT

We are still seeking two (2) fabulous volunteers for our June 12th Bingo to fill our entire slate of 11 positions.  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.

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

THE THEATRE DISTRICT

NLT is an active partner in Old Strathcona’s Theatre District, working hard to find new creative ways that we can collectively work together, boost each other’s success and create a stronger voice for the arts in Edmonton.  We are dedicated to not only telling you about NLT, but all of the companies, professional and indie that work and perform in Old Strathcona.


Theatre Network Next Fest 2018

Next Fest 2018

A powerful force in Edmonton's festival season, Nextfest is the hub for the cultivation and presentation of Edmonton's emerging professional artists in theatre, dance, music, film, spoken word, visual art, and multidisciplinary collaborations.  Unapologetically unique and exceptionally experimental, Nextfest 2018 revels in the creative voice of the next generation for ten unforgettable days in June.

Festival Director: Ellen Chorley
May 31st – June 10th
Roxy on Gateway
8529 – 103 (780- 453-4220)

Tickets


Teatro La Quindicina

The Finest of Strangers

The Finest of Strangers by Stewart Lemoine, May 31 – June 16

Teatro la Quindicina’s exciting season kicks off with a premiere of a new Lemoine play The Finest of Strangers, breezily combining romantic comedy and time-bending mystery with a hint of a ghost story! Staring Teatro’s stellar ensemble Jeff Haslam, Leona Brausen, Davina Stewart, Julien Arnold, and Cathy Derkach, plus Mark Bellamy (Cocktails at Pam’s) Michelle Diaz (For The Love of Cynthia) and featuring the Teatro debut of long-time Edmonton actress Patricia Darbasie!

Varscona Theatre
10329 - 83 Avenue
Tickets


Get Your Pride On! June 9th, 11am

Get Your Pride On

The Pride Parade is an annual event that is not to be missed!  Pull out your most colourful attire from your closet and show your pride!  This event is for all ages.  Be sure to arrive early to get a great spot.

After the parade join in the activities at the end of Steel Park, including live entertainment, exhibitors, child and youth activities and some tremendous resources for and about the LGBTQ2S community.

Pride events this year start May 31st and run through to June 17th.  To check out the full calendar of events visit:  http://www.edmontonpride.ca/events/2018-06


Grindstone Theatre Opens its New Venue!

Grindstone Theatre Opens its New Venue

Grindstone Theatre is most well known for their improvised musical the 11 O’clock Number! But they also produce main-stage plays, musicals, and sketch comedy. They also have public access classes, provide school workshops, corporate entertainment and offer free monthly events such as The Open Improve Jam.

Grindstone has now opened its new performance venue, an intimate 75 seat theatre with licenced restaurant, producing 14 shows a week open 6pm to late, Tuesday to Sunday.  To check out their nightly programing, visit their website at: https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca

Grindstone Comedy Theatre
10019 -81 Ave
(780) 244-9076


Theatre Six Pack

Theatre Six Pack

The Theatre Six Pack is a great way to sample an eclectic season of theatre from 6 different companies from Teatro La Quindicina, Northern Light Theatre, Workshop West Theatre, Shadow Theatre, The Walterdale Theatre and the U of A drama departments Studio Theatre for just $125.00, including all applicable fees, available at Tix On The Square: https://www.tixonthesquare.ca

Teatro La Quindicina
Skirts on Fire by Stewart Lemoine

Northern Light Theatre
Origin of the Species by Byrony Lavery

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre
Mantra by Conni Massing

Shadow Theatre
Miss Teen by Michele Rimi

U of A Studio Theatre
All for Love by John Dryden

Walterdale Theatre
The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls by Martha Ross, Alessa Dufresne, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jennifer Brewin, Alisa Palmer and Leah Cherniak


Yoga at The Barns

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