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News from NLT

January 28, 2019

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. NLT’s MID SEASONS SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ONE MORE WEEK! SEE THE CARDIAC SHADOW AND 19 WEEKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE SHOW STARTING AT $20.00 - $35.00
  2. RAVE REVIEWS for THE CARDIAC SHADOW READ THEM NOW!
  3. 2019-2020 SEASON LAUNCH PARTY & FUNDRAISER FEB 9th AT THE ART OF CAKE: GET YOUR INSIDER SNEAK PEEK AT NLT UPCOMING SEASON, AND ACCESS TO OUR EXCLUSIVE EARLY BIRD SUBSCRIPTION PRICE
  4. VOLUNTEER FOR NLT
  5. COMING SOON FOR NLT…
  6. WHAT’S ON IN THE OLD STRATHCONA THEATRE DISTRICT

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

NLT already offers some of the best ticket prices in town, but our Mid-Season Subscription Price can’t be beat.  See the remaining two shows of our season for the price of one!  (THE CARDIAC SHADOW UNTIL FEB 2nd, and 19 WEEKS, MARCH 28-APRIL 13, 2019)

A WOMAN'S BODY

This year's collection of plays centres 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.

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. 

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.

Prize Draws
Don’t miss out on the last chance of the season to be eligible to win a $100.00 gift certificate from the
Next Act.  Out next draw, for NLT subscribers only, will be on March 27th.

ONLY NLT Subscribers and attendees to The Art of Cake Season Launch and Fundraiser on February 9th will have access to our Early Bird prices for the 2019-2020 Season.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

THE CARDIAC SHADOW :
AVENUE MAGAZINE’S TOP 5
& THE EDMONTON JOURNAL’S
TOP 10 OF THINGS TO DO
BEFORE FEB 2nd

The Cardiac Shadow

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
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 & Sound Design: Dave Clarke
Lighting Design: Beth Dart
Stage Management: Jenn Best
Production Management: Tyler Herman

Performance dates and show times:

  • 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.

READ THE REVIEWS FOR THE CARDIAC SHADOW

The Cardiac Shadow

photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

The Cardiac Shadow Brings The Heart Of Humanity To Life In A Remarkable Multi-Disciplinary Production

Both visually mesmerizing and profoundly chilling, The Cardiac Shadow by Clay McLeod Chapman, provides viewers with an innovative approach to Holocaust narration. This merging of lyrical modern movement, and five separate monologues, is an avant-garde representation of four women’s experiences enduring medical experimentation after being taken from Ravensbruck, a women’s concentration camp ninety miles from Berlin that operated from 1939 to 1945. 

The modern minimalism of The Cardiac Shadow’s production team is nothing short of masterful brilliance.

By Regan Treewater-Lipes - Edmonton Jewish News
Read the full review here


The Cardiac Shadow : Human spirit soars above Nazi atrocity in harrowing

The Cardiac Shadow

Alida Kendall — photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

The Good Women Dance Collective – Ainsley Hillyard, Alison Kause, Alida Kendell and Kate Stashko – is a quartet of physically powerful, electric talents. They arrive dressed in simple flesh coloured shifts and movingly act out the dreams that sustain them during their ordeal.

There is a fine line between dancing a story and merely miming its actions. The latter tends to use words as narration and the dancers as props. These dancers advance the story line, maintaining its own truthfulness and use their innate capacity for body language to offer an honest level of emotion not found in speech.

In The Cardiac Shadow Trevor Schmidt has created a true immersive multimedia experience. The intimate space in the Studio Theatre draws you right into the action. For the sound design Schmidt has turned to the busiest of local musical wizards, Dave Clarke. Clarke has devised an aural universe that includes voices weaving in and out of the music, sometimes echoing back earlier phrases and thoughts. Katrina Beatty of Loud Whisper Production provides the evocative film and projections.

In this production, action does not speak louder than words. The two co-exist in this mixed company (17 of them) of committed artists producing, from a deeply personal place, an overarching story of the human spirit soaring above inconceivable torment. The ending comes as something of an unexpected metaphysical miracle. The final moments will stay with you for some time.

Colin MacLean – Gig City
Read the full review here


The heart of humanity beats on in Northern Light Theatre production of Cardiac Shadow : Co-production with Good Women Dance Collective brings beauty to darkness

The Cardiac Shadow

photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

Co-productions are increasingly a fact of theatre life. Bringing two companies together to produce a show can save money and potentially increase the audience by appealing to fans of both. Of course, that's the practical perspective. From an artistic perspective, a co-production can fuse two worlds in a way that gives each of them a new lens through which to see the work. So it is with the latest Northern Light Theatre production, Cardiac Shadow.

It is the final moments of the show that have the greatest impact. I won't spoil it with a description, because it must be seen to be appreciated. Somehow, through the darkness, light persists.

Liane Faulter – The Edmonton Journal
Read the full review here


Horrifying history in the cardiac shadow

The Cardiac Shadow

Alison Kause — photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

Though the subject matter is dark and heavy, the shows production elements bring a poetic beauty to the telling of the story. The movement work has a dream-like quality to it, which matches the pace of the voice acting and really does make one feel as though we are watching the inner goings on of the women's minds. Dave Clarke's sound design is a constant score to the 60-minute piece and adds an emotional layer to the show that is not conveyed by the mostly stoic expressions on the dancers' faces as they are meant to be imagining themselves removed from their physical bodies. Katrina Beatty's video and projections set the place and walk the fine line of humanizing not the doctor, but the victims of the Holocaust, by bringing to life the rings, menorah, clothes, hair and other belongings stripped of those who entered the concentration camps. Trevor Schmidt's set design firmly places the audience in the role of the observer – the outsider looking in on the experiment. This set up doesn't just show us the events of the Holocaust, it places us into the shoes of the ordinary people who stood by until it was too late.

Which brings me back to the idea of why? Why now? Why this play? It shows humanity at our most horrible without any need for gruesome images or descriptions because it takes advantage of the most intricate theatre of all – the theatre of the mind. So, why see it? And the simple answer is that the resonance this play has today...Specifically, the lessons that will help us recognize what the consequences can be when steps, which seem little or innocuous or even necessary at the time, quickly go out of hand. It ensures that every time we step out into that bracing -30 January weather, we remember the story of the four nameless women and countless anonymous men who were the victims of these experiments during the Holocaust.

Jenna Marynowski – After The House Lights
Read the full review here


The Cardiac Shadow: where the soul goes under extreme duress. A review.

The Cardiac Shadow

photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

The Cardiac Shadow, which began as a series of monologues by the American writer Clay McLeod Chapman, isn't a re-enactment of torture, or an invitation to be appalled, or even a cautionary tale. Not exactly. In the conception of Northern Light director Trevor Schmidt, it's an elegantly artful little chamber piece. And the chamber in question is the mind, or more precisely the memory vault where the human mind can travel and warm itself when the present is too terrible to bear.

Liz Nicholls - 12thnight.ca
Read the full review here

DID YOU MISS NLT’S SALON EVENTS FOR THE CARDIAC SHADOW?

The Cardiac Shadow

photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

NLT’s Salon events invite our audience to discuss the play with our company of artists and our expert Salon Guest Speakers after the show.  We are so proud of our Salon Events and the opportunity to engage our audience on the themes and behind the scenes stories in each play.

Special thanks to Lebogang Disele and Professor Robert Smith as well as the cast and company of the Cardiac Shadow for making our salon nights such a great success!

Two for One Tuesdays
Tuesday, January 29

Bring a friend and get two tickets for the price of one.  This deal is only available at the door so show up to the box office early!  (Show at 7:30 pm, box office opens at 6:00 pm)

The Cardiac Shadow

photo credit Ian Jackson Epic Photography

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 as we announce NLT’s 44th Anniversary season CONFESSIONS AND OBSESSIONS.

Featuring performances and readings by Ellen Chorley, Jake Tkaczyk, Kristin Johnston, Darrin Hagen, and Trevor Schmidt, along with a cake tasting provided by The Art of Cake!

Tickets: $30.00

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

This is a licensed event.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are still looking for volunteers for our upcoming Bingo dates, and ushers for the final week of  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
Friday February 8, 2019, 11am-3:45pm
(2 more volunteers needed)

Wednesday March 20, 2019 5pm-9:45pm
(10 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

COMING MARCH 28th 2019
BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!

19 Weeks

WHY NOT PLAN TO SEE 19 WEEKS ON ONE OF THESE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE NIGHTS?

Two for One Tuesdays – Tuesday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 9
Bring a friend and get two tickets for the price of one.  This deal is only available at the door, so show up to the box office early!  (Show at 7:30 pm, box office opens at 6:00 pm)


Director’s Circle Talk – Sunday, March 31 at 1:15 pm
Join Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt he discusses the creative and collaborative work behind bring 19 weeks to the stage. Featuring free coffee and treats from Under the High Wheel.

Under the High Wheel


Wednesday Salon Series – Wednesday, April 3
Join us for a discussion surrounding the themes of the play with Salon Facilitator Ruth Dyck Fehderau from the department of Women’s Studies at the University of Alberta and other Special Guests - plus FREE PIZZA sponsored by FAMOSO on WHYTE.

Famoso Pizza


Actor’s Talk Back- Thursday, April 4
Featuring Director Trevor Schmidt, and Actress Vanessa Sabourin of Azimuth Theatre

THE 2019 SPECTACULAR
ONLINE AUCTION WILL GO LIVE MARCH 25 – APRIL 15, 2019

2019 NLT Silent Auction

We are so excited to share with you our Ninth Annual Online Auction with the generous support of so many local Edmonton businesses and artists.   The auction will go live on our website on March 25th, with a live display at each evening performance of 19 WEEKS, March 28th – April 13, 2019.

All of the funds from NLT’s fundraising events goes towards the company’s artistic programming.

WHAT'S ON IN THE THEATRE DISTRICT

Varscona Theatre

Shadow Theatre presents
MISS TEEN
BY MICHELE RIML (WORLD PREMIERE)
From the author of Sexy Laundry
January 23rd — February 10th, 2019

Miss Teen

When her awkward daughter inexplicitly wins the local Miss Teen Pageant, a struggling single mother seizes the opportunity to improve her family’s difficult circumstances. Determined to help her daughter succeed, she resorts to increasingly desperate measures, even as the glare from the spotlight threatens to expose her eccentric methods and tear the family apart.

Varscona Theatre
10329 – 83rd Ave.

Tickets: 780-434-5564


ATB Financial Arts Barns

Backstage Theatre Series presents
Lake of the Strangers
January 22 - February 2, 2019

Lake of the Strangers

Lake of the Strangers in a powerful new play by Hunter Cardinal. Inspired by ancient Nehiyaw mythology, this story follows two brothers in their last summer adventure. Through forests, rivers, and not knowing, Lake of Strangers is a journey of two brothers finding each other and themselves.

Tickets


Boardwalk Ice on Whyte
Thursday January 31 – Sunday February 3

Boardwalk Ice on Whyte

Why not come out and enjoy for 16th Annual Ice on Whyte Festival!

Experience the best ice carving talent from around the world as Boardwalk Ice on Whyte hosts the 2019 Canada Cup of Ice Carving in Old Strathcona. Be mesmerized with the stunning ice carvings created by world-renowned artists during the Canada Cup of Ice Carving, then explore Whyte Avenue’s unique local businesses.

Ice Carvings, Ice Bar, DJ nights, food truck, ice carving lessons, outdoor games and more!

Check out the special hospitality packages at https://www.iceonwhyte.ca/

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