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News from NLT

October 17, 2018

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. REVIEWS ARE IN FOR NLT’S ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES!  READ THEM NOW
  2. NLT SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM $40.00-$75.00, ON SALE ONLY UNTIL OCT 27
  3. SALON EVENTS: GUEST SPEAKER SALON OCT 17 & ACTORS’ TALK BACK OCT 18
  4. FRANK N’STEIN FUNDRAISER NOV 4th.  OUR STEINS ARE HERE!!
  5. VOLUNTEER FOR NLT
  6. WHAT’S ON IN THE OLD STRATHCONA THEATRE DISTRICT

REVIEWS FOR ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES by Bryony Lavery
October 12 – October 27, 2018
Preview October 11
The Studio Theatre, in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave.

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

Holly Turner as Molly
- photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

READ COLIN MACLEAN’S REVIEW IN GIG CITY

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

Holly Turner as Molly
- photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

READ LIZ NICOLL’S REVIEW IN 12th NIGHT

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

Holly Turner as Molly and Kristin Johnson as Victoria
- photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

READ JENNA MARYNOWSKI’S AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS BLOG

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE THROUGH TO OCT 27th

NLT offers some of the best ticket prices in Edmonton.  Subscriptions for our 2018-2019 Season are still on sale until Oct 27th – see three shows for the price of two!  And get all of our exclusive perks – only available to NLT subscribers.

Origin of the Species

SUBSCRIBER PERKS

Subscribers get first dibs on the best seats in the house!
We will set your seat aside with your own personalized reservation sign. No waiting in line to get the best seats in the house.

Bring a Guest
Only NLT subscribers receive one complimentary ticket (per subscription) each season, so you 
can treat a guest to the performance of their choice!

Meet our Friends
NLT subscribers will receive a 50% discount off their single ticket purchase to any show in
L’UniThéàtre’s upcoming 2018-2019 season. You can book a discounted ticket to see L’UniThéàtre’s production of Billy right now! But only season subscribers will learn the secret promotional code.

Stay tuned to hear our exclusive cross promotions
with the Good Women Dance Collective and Azimuth Theatre available for this season only.

What’s in the Tickle Trunk?
Only NLT subscribers receive insider info about NLT special events, deals and surprises from 
our patron appreciation sponsors. 

Each of our subscribers this season will automatically be entered into three prize draws to win a $100.00 gift certificate to THE NEXT ACT!   The prize draw for ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES has already happened – so don’t miss out on your chance to be included in our next two draws for THE CARDIAC SHADOW and 19 WEEKS.


MID-SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ONSALE STARTING OCT 28th

Bought a single ticket to ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES and now interested in seeing our upcoming shows?  Why not become a Mid-Season Subscriber?  Mid- Season Subscriptions will be available starting on Oct 28th.  Adults: $35.00, Students and Seniors: $25.00, Preview and Sunday Matinees: $20.00 for the last two shows of the season! 

AND Mid-Season Subscriptions make excellent stocking stuffers too! Give the gift of theatre.


BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

If you are a single ticket buyer don’t wait to book your seat! The ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES is also NLT’s contribution to the Theatre Six Pack Subscription Series, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid missing out.

To book your tickets call NLT’s office 9am-4pm daily, or visit our website at www.northernlighttheatre.com

Our onsite box-office at Fringe Theatre Adventures is open one hour before curtain.

NLT PRESENTS OUR GUEST SPEAKER SALON WED OCT 17th WITH FACILITATOR AND PLAYWRIGHT BETH GRAHAM

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

Beth Graham is a playwright and actor. Her plays have been produced professionally across Canada as well as internationally in the U.S., the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award as well as the Carol Bolt Award. Beth has received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award, Sterling awards, Betty Mitchell awards and the Alberta Playwrights’ Network award for her plays and collaborations. She has been an artist-in-residence with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre and Catalyst Theatre, and has attended retreats at the Banff Playwrights’ Lab, The National Theatre School and The Stratford Festival of Canada. Her plays include: The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, Flight, Pretty Goblins and Working It Out. Her co-creations/ collaborations include: The Drowning Girls, Fortune Falls, Comrades, Mules, and Victor and Victoria’s Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA acting program. Her most recent play, Pretty Goblins, was produced at Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre last season. She is currently collaborating with Theatre Yes on their upcoming project, Slight of Mind, which will be produced in March 2019. 

Beth Graham

Our Guest Speaker Salon is Catered by Famoso on Whyte.


JOIN US FOR ACTORS’ TALK BACK AFTER THE SHOW THURSDAY OCT 18th

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

We hope that you will consider taking in one of our Salon Events this year, offered at each show they are a great add-on to your evening out.

NLT's FRANK N' STEIN FUNDRAISER - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
NOVEMBER 4 AT GRINDSTONE THEATRE

FRANK N' STEIN FUNDRAISER

Northern Light Theatre presents a ONE NIGHT ONLY fundraising event that pairs the best pub snacks around with the best improv in Edmonton - all in support of NLT! 

Join us for a special performance of Gertrude & Alice, starring improv goddesses Davina Stewart and Leona Brausen as Alice B Toklas and Gertrude Stein. This hilarious gender-bending improvised show, fashioned after the classic television show The Honey Mooners, also features Northern Light Theatre’s intrepid Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt in the cast as Gertrude and Alice’s unpredictable upstairs neighbour Dickie.

Your $50.00 ticket includes:  a signature 118th Ave Slugger hot dog, a Ribstone Creek Lager in your own souvenir beer stein, a $30.00 tax receipt, a ticket to see Gertrude and Alice and infinite laughs!

Grindstone Comedy Theatre
10019 -81 Ave
Tickets $50.00 with a $30.00 tax receipt

Doors Open 5:30pm – Beer & Hotdogs
Performance of Gertrude & Alice starts at 7:00pm
Tickets through NLT at (780) 471-1586, or online at www.northernlighttheatre.com

Limited Seating: Only 75 tickets will be sold.


AND OUR STEINS
HAVE ARRIVED!!

Frank n Stein mugs

DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE
TO GET YOUR OWN
NLT "FRANK N' STEIN"

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are still looking for volunteers for our upcoming Bingo dates, and ushers for our upcoming shows THE CARDIAC SHADOW and 19 WEEKS. And we will be looking for 60 volunteers for the Battle for the Limelight May 25, 2019!

Bingo

Upcoming Bingo Dates at Caesar’s Palace WEM
Friday November 9, 2018, 11am-3:45pm
Monday December 17, 2018, 11am-3:35pm
Saturday January 19, 2019, 11am-3:45pm
Friday February 8, 2019, 11am-3:45pm

All volunteers receive a complimentary ticket to see an upcoming NLT production
(Volunteer now for our November or December Bingo and use your volunteer voucher to see Origin of the Species!)

To volunteer for one of our upcoming Bingos, or Usher during our performance runs please email Gina Moe at gina.m@northernlighttheatre.com

WHAT'S ON IN OLD STRATHCONA'S THEATRE DISTRICT

As an active partner in Old Strathcona’s Theatre District, Northern Light Theatre is 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.


WALTERDALE THEATRE
The Triangle Factory Project
by Christopher Peihler in collaboration with Scott Allan Evans

Directed by Barbara Mah
October 10-20, 2018-09-30

March 25, 1911. 4:45 P.M. a brutal fire erupts in In the Triangle Waist Factory off downtown Manhattan’s Washington Square. The culprit, a cigarette tossed into a bin of fabric scraps. Despite desperate efforts, flames sweep through the eighth, ninth and tenth floors. Panic-stricken workers of all different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicity and communities run in all directions. On the ninth floor, some make it to the fire escape. Some are trapped, locked, their fates sealed.

THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT uses eyewitness accounts, court transcripts and other archival material to create a dramatic moment-by-moment account of this historic fire and the social upheaval that followed.

The Triangle Factory Project

Walterdale Theatre
10322 - 83 Avenue
Tickets: http://walterdaletheatre.com/tickets

The Walterdale Theatre Associates is one of the longest running community theatres in Western Canada


THEATRE NETWORK ROXY PERFORMANCE SERIES
Jezebel, at the Still Point
Created and Performed by Ainsley Hillyard  & Jezebel The Dog

OCT 11 – 21, 2018

Jezebel, at the Still Point

Obsessed with traveling to the past, an astronaut and her French bulldog, Jezebel, explore the universe attempting to crack the code to time traveling. A tale of adventure, heroism, mortality, and love, it is a modern day Turner and Hooch, meets Space Jam, meets Einstein’s theory of relativity.  An interweaving of text, movement, and an untrained French bulldog, each show is a new adventure.

Theatre Network
8529 Gateway Blvd.
Tickets: https://theatrenetwork.ca


FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES BACKSTAGE THEATRE
Blood: A Scientific Romance
by Meg Braem

Oct 16-27, 2018

Twin sisters Poubelle and Angelique are bonded in both biology and shared tragedy after a car accident leaves them orphaned along a prairie highway in a  pool of blood.  But the young twins are brought home with Dr. Glass after their remarkable recovery, and quickly find themselves the subject of endless experiments.  In a quest to study Poubelle and Angeliques undeniable bond Dr. Glass’ questionable practices are soon scrutinized by a young doctor you might be the twin’s only hope for a normal life.

Blood: A Scientific Romance

Blood: A Scientific Romance is a Maggie Tree Production presented as a part of Fringe Theatre Adventures’ Spotlight Series.  

Fringe Theatre Adventures
10330-84th Ave
Tickets  


SHADOW THEATRE

The Comedy Company
by Neil Grahn (A world Premiere)
October 24th to November 11th 2018
From the head writer of CBC’s The Irrelevant Show

The Comedy Company

An extraordinary true Canadian story of the members of the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Division! Company members were asked by their commander to put together a comedy/musical revue to entertain the troops. During some of the most difficult fighting of the war they would conceive, write and perform comedy sketches and musical parodies to lift the morale of the soldiers. With the help of surprisingly realistic comedy scenes and startlingly pretty cross-dressing performances they become wildly popular. What inspires comedy and light entertainment when you are surrounded by death?

 A Fictional Recounting of an Absolutely True Story, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1

Varscona Theatre
10329 - 83 Avenue
Tickets: https://tickets.teatroq.com/f/2018


GRINDSTONE THEATRE
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.

Well known for their improvised musical the 11 O’clock Number! Grindstone Theatre produces main-stage plays, musicals, and sketch comedy. They offer public access classes, provide school workshops, corporate entertainment and offer monthly events such as The Open Improve Jam.

GRINDSTONE THEATRE

Grindstone Comedy Theatre
10019 -81 Ave
(780) 244-9076
Learn more about their nightly programing at: https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca

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