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January 10, 2019

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. THE CARDIAC SHADOW PLAYING JAN 18-FEB 2
  2. ONE WEEK LEFT TO DONATE TO SEND 50 STUDENTS TO SEE THE CARDIAC SHADOW
  3. MID-SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! 
  4. THE ART OF CAKE (AND THEATRE) FUNDRAISER
  5. CARDIAC THEATRE’S MIDWINTER MASTERPIECE
  6. VOLUNTEER FOR NLT

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
THE CARDIAC SHADOW
BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN

The Cardiac Shadow

A Co-Production with the Good Women Dance Collective

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

Featuring: The Good Women Dance Collective
Alida Kendell as Mary
Alison Kause as Sarah
Kate Stashko as Anna
Ainsley Hillyard as Judith

Featuring the voice-over acting by:
Nadien Chu as Mary
Elisa Benzer as Sarah
Rachel Bowron as Anna,
Megan Dart as Judith
Vance Avery as SS Second Lieutenant Dr. Sigmund Rascher

Direction Set & Costume Design: Trevor Schmidt
Multimedia Film & Projection Design: Katrina Beatty of Loud Whisper Production
Original Composition and Sound Design: Dave Clarke
Lighting Design: Beth Dart
Stage Management: Jenn Best
Production Management: Tyler Herman

The Cardiac Shadow

photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

About The Cardiac Shadow

Based on a true story – The Cardiac Shadow is an historically driven drama about the experiments conducted in the Dachau concentration camp by Dr. Sigmund Rascher and overseen by Heinrich Himmler, the Third Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening of German Nationhood. 

Four women are procured from the Ravensbrϋck concentration camp, hand picked for a series of experiments specifically designed to measure the human body's endurance to extreme temperatures - tests that would benignly come to be known as the Cold Conference. The voices of these four women have since disappeared. The play asks the question: “Where does the human spirit go when the body must remain behind, frozen inside an atrocity?”

Women’s stories from the Holocaust and specifically the women prisoners of the Ravensbrϋck concentration camp are vastly under-represented in historical accounts of World War II.  In our current era of dehumanizing language and violent actions towards society’s most vulnerable, THE CARDIAC SHADOW is more than resonate. 

The Cardiac Shadow

“It's really interesting how different the pieces are and how the casting of each of us in these pieces has really leant itself to our, kind of, natural impulses as movers, but also challenged us to push past those things. For example, we all dance together as a collective, and people say to us that we do look and resonate as a company when we are moving together, but doing these four very separate pieces has really teased out our individuality, and let us kind of shine and revel in our strengths as performers and dancers.”
– Ainsley Hillyard (Judith), Good Women Collective Artist

The Cardiac Shadow

This full-fledged multi-media production under the direction of Northern Light Theatre’s Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt will incorporate dance, choreographed by The Good Women Dance Collective, an intricate multi-media design created by Katrina Beatty of Loud Whisper productions, along with an immersive sound scape of the spoken text and original music composed by Sound Designer Dave Clarke.

“The biggest challenge is finding the balance and difference between working with the score to showcase the words and poetry of what the content is and fighting against that - adding interest and physicality to what the story is. It's beautiful and very touching, poignant and sad. The truth of it really comes through in these physical dance pieces.” 
- Rebecca Sadowski, Dancer

The Cardiac Shadow

 All in all, THE CARDIAC SHADOW will feature the work of 17 artists, making it one of the biggest artistic endeavours our company has undertaken in the past seven years.  We are excited to be creating a show that involves so many mediums and creative collaborators. 

“When creating movement for text based work, the relationships, story arch, tone, etc already exist, whereas when creating a purely movement based work, I am responsible for generating all of those things from scratch. The task with text-based creations then comes from how I chose to interpret the words and translate the ideas into movement.”
– Alida Kendell (Mary), Good Women Collective Artist

The run of the Cardiac Shadow will also coincide with World Holocaust Day on January 27, 2019. We hope that you will consider taking in one of our Salon Events during this production.

Performance dates and show times:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:30pm Preview
    Pay What You Can
  • Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:30pm Opening
  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:00pm Matinee
    1:15 pm Preshow Director's Circle Event with Trevor Schmidt, and snacks from    Under the Highwheel
  • Sunday, January 20, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Monday, January 21 – no performance
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:30pm
    NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door 

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:30pm
    Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon and Pizza from Famoso on Whyte
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:30pm
    Post Show Talk Back with members of the cast and company
  • Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2:00pm Matinee 
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Monday, January 28 – no performance
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:30pm
    NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door 
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Friday, February 1, 2019, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:30pm Closing

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

BUY TICKETS

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

The Cardiac Shadow

ONE WEEK LEFT TO DONATE

Northern Light Theatre is partnering once more this year with Scona High School to send 50 students to see THE CARDIAC SHADOW.  For every donation of $50.00, NLT will provide a ticket to a Scona High student to see the play in the donor’s name.

Giving Tuesday

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

NLT’s Giving Tuesday campaign will end January 17th, 2019, and all donations will receive a tax receipt through Canada Helps.

Mid-Season Subscriptions Are
Available Only Until February 2,
starting at $20.00 – $35.00

NLT offers some of the best ticket prices in Edmonton.  Mid-Subscriptions are on-sale now.See the remaining two shows in the season for the price of one!

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.

Meet our Friends
NLT subscribers will receive a 50% discount off their single ticket purchase to any show in
L’UniThéàtre’s 2018-2019 season. AND only NLT subscribers will receive the special promotional code to be able to purchase a discounted ticket to see Azimuth Theatre’s Expanse Festival in February, 2019.

What’s in the Tickle Trunk?
Each of our subscribers this season will be automatically entered into three prize draws to win a $100.00 gift certificate to THE NEXT ACT! There are two draws left this season.

Want to be in the know about exclusive NLT events and offers?  You must subscribe before January 16th, 2019 to be eligible.

GET READY TO INDULGE!
NLT's THE ART OF CAKE (AND THEATRE) FUNDRAISER

The Art of Cake Fundraiser

Northern Light Theatre presents
THE ART OF CAKE (and Theatre)
Our 2019-2020 Season Launch and Fundraiser

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Art of Cake Cafe
11811 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L9

We hope you will join us for an evening of indulgence and wonderful surprises.

Be the first to get a sneak peek of Northern Light Theatre's upcoming 2019-2020 season: CONFESSIONS AND OBSESSIONS, along with a cake tasting by The Art of Cake.

Featuring performances from our 2019-2020 shows, huge announcements about our season and readings by Trevor Schmidt, Ellen Chorley, Jake Tkaczyk, Kristin Johnston Snelgrove, and many more!

Tickets: $30.00

To purchase tickets, visit northernlighttheatre.com or call (780) 471-1586

OLD STRATHCONA'S THEATRE DISTRICT

Special Ticket Offer for Northern Light Theatre’s Audiences

Give your heart an extra work out this midwinter with two cardiac shows.  When you purchase a ticket to see THE CARIAC SHADOW at Northern Light Theatre, get your ticket for KALDRSAGA: A QUEER TAVERN DRAMA FOR A MIDWINTER’S NIGHT presented by Cardiac Theatre for only $15.00.

The Art of Cake Fundraiser

Beers and queers. Thor and tequila. Giants and gin.

All this and more awaits you at Cardiac Theatre's KaldrSaga: A Queer Tavern Drama for a Midwinter’s Night by Harley Morison. Playing January 11-26 at The Almanac.

Tickets on sale at cardiactheatre.ca.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are still looking for volunteers for our upcoming Bingo dates, and ushers for THE CARDIAC SHADOW.  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
Saturday January 19, 2019, 11am-3:45pm
(1 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.

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

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