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News from NLT

October 23, 2018

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES CLOSES OCT 27th.  Get Your Tickets Today!
  2. SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS FROM $40.00-$75.00, STILL ON SALE ONLY UNTIL OCT 27
  3. FRANK N’STEIN FUNDRAISER NOV 4th.  OUR STEINS ARE HERE!!
  4. GIVING TUESDAY IS COMING NOVEMBER 27th
  5. VOLUNTEER FOR NLT
  6. WHAT’S ON IN THE OLD STRATHCONA THEATRE DISTRICT

MORE REVIEWS FOR
ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

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

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

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

READ COLIN MACLEAN’S REVIEW IN GIG CITY

READ LIZ NICOLL’S REVIEW IN 12th NIGHT

READ JENNA MARYNOWSKI’S AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS BLOG

READ FINSTER FINDS

READ ANNA BOROWIECKI’S REVIEW ST ALBERT GAZETTE

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 seating is limited.  We recommend you book your tickets soon before they are gone.

SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE THROUGH TO OCT 27th

Origin of the Species

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.

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.

The Good Women Dance Collective

The Good Women Dance Collective in THE CARDIAC SHADOW by Clay McLeod Chapman
- photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

THE CARDIAC SHADOW by Clay McLeod Chapman  
A Co-Production with the Good Women Dance Collective
January 18 – February 2, 2019, Preview January 17
Studio Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave.

Featuring the women of the Good Women Dance Collective, with multi-media design by Loud Whisper Productions

“We need only remember the four girls who were taken from the Ravensbruck concentration camp and made to lie naked with the frozen and all by dead Jews who survived Dr. Rascher’s tank of ice water.  One of these women, whose hair and eyes and figure were pleasing to Dr. Rascher, when asked by him why she had volunteered for such a task, replied, ‘rather half a year in a brothel than half a year in a concentration camp’ ”
– Dr. Elie A. Chohen

The Good Women Dance Collective

Vanessa Sabourin stars as Emily in 19 weeks by Emily Steel
- photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

19 weeks by Emily Steel
A Co-Production with Azimuth Theatre
March 29 – April 14, 2019, Preview March 28
Studio Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave.
Featuring Vanessa Sabourin in her NLT debut

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

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 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"

MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE?

GIVING TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 27th

Giving Tuesday

Northern Light Theatre is partnering once more with Scona High School for our 2018 Giving Tuesday Campaign this November 27th.  For every donation of $50.00 we will provide a ticket to a Scona High student in your name to see NLT’s production of THE CARDIAC SHADOW, which runs from January 18th - Feb 2nd.  This campaign will end January 17th, 2019, and all donations will received a charitable tax receipt through Canada Helps.

Donations to NLT are accepted all year long through Canada Helps and our website. 

To make a donation visit northernlighttheatre.com or find us at canadahelps.org.

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
(3 more volunteers needed)

Monday December 17, 2018, 11am-3:35pm
(4 more volunteers needed)

Saturday January 19, 2019, 11am-3:45pm
(5 more volunteers needed)

Friday February 8, 2019, 11am-3:45pm
(8 more volunteers needed)

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.


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 I.

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


FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES WESTBURY THEATRE
WOOF and Other Tales of Abigail
presented by Kompany Family Theatre

Nov 3 & 4, 2018

WOOF and Other Tales of Abigail

Bring you group, bring your kids or just bring yourself to this delightful trio of tales about Abigail & her best friend, Woof.  Featuring a live Kitty Kat DJ, this show is especially created for kids 3 and up and is full of music, movement & mayhem!

Join us in the Westbury Lobby 1 hour before the performance for “WAG-A-PALOOZA” – Facepaiting! Live music! Crafts! Games and all things that Wag!  “Wag-A-Palooza” admission is include in the ticket price!

Fringe Theatre Adventures
10330-84th Ave
Tickets


THEATRE NETWORK
What A Young Wife Ought to Know
by Hannah Moscovitch

November 13 – December 2, 2018

What A Young Wife Ought to Know

Inspired by true stories of young women during the birth control movement in the early 20th century, this unflinching love story follows a young working class woman in Ottawa. In a time where information on sexual health is withheld from her, Sophie is forced to exist in a society that refuses to acknowledge her as a person with desire, lust, and passion.

Theatre Network Live at the Roxy - The Roxy on Gateway
8529 Gateway Blvd
780-453-2440
Tickets


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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