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February 6, 2019

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. THE ART OF CAKE (AND THEATRE) FUNDRAISER
  2. DON’T MISS OUR SEASON CLOSER: 19 WEEKS BY EMILY STEEL and Co-Production with AZIMUTH THEATRE
  3. VOLUNTEER FOR NLT
  4. COMING SOON FOR NLT….. SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
  5. WHAT’S ON IN THE THEATRE DISTRICT

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 upcoming season featuring Trevor Schmidt, Ellen Chorley, Jake Tkaczyk, Kristin Johnston, and many more!

Tickets: $30.00
To purchase tickets, visit northernlighttheatre.com or call (780) 471-1586

Don't Miss Your Chance
to Catch 
NLT's Closing Show
of the 2018-2019 Season

19 Weeks

19 WEEKS by Emily Steel
a co-production with Azimuth Theatre 
(Canadian Premiere)

March 28 – April 13, 2019
The Studio Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave
Featuring Vanessa Sabourin

19 weeks has now won the following awards:

Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award - Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature 2018

Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award - Adelaide Fringe 2018

Best Show - Adelaide Theatre Guide 'Curtain Call' Awards 2018

Best Theatre Award - Adelaide Fringe 2017

19 weeks is currently a finalist in the BBC Audio Drama Awards for Best Original Single Drama

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.

I made the decision that I was going to tell people the truth about what happened because keeping quiet about such a traumatic experience would have felt like even more of a burden. My fear was that people would think I was a horrible, heartless person, and I had to process those feelings myself, but how people are going to perceive you cannot alter your decisions about the course of your life.

For the most part, my fears did not come true. The response of so many women was to tell me stories of their own abortions or miscarriages, and that was a huge part of the inspiration for the play. There is a lot of controversy about late abortions, but it’s not until you go through that process that you realize how much time it can take to do what you think is the most responsible thing.” 
- Emily Steel

Performance Dates
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:30PM Preview
— Pay What You Can
Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30PM Opening 
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00PM Matinee
— Preshow Director’s Circle Event
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
— NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
— Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
— Post Show Actor Talk Back
Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00PM Matinee 
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
— NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:30PM Performance 
Friday, April 12, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30PM Closing

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We are still looking for volunteers for our upcoming Bingo dates, and ushers for 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
Wednesday March 20, 2019 5pm-9:45pm
(8 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 SOON...

2019 NLT Silent Auction

We are so excited to unveil this year’s auction and to promote the many great Edmonton Businesses that continue to support the arts in Edmonton.  If you are a business that would like to make a donation to this year’s auction – please call our office and let us know.

WHAT'S ON IN OLD STRATHCONA’S 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


AZIMUTH’S EXPANSE FESTIVAL
Presented as part of the Chinook Festival at Fringe Theatre Adventures
February 7-17, 2019

AZIMUTH’S EXPANSE FESTIVAL

Room 2048 Hong Kong Exile, photo by Remi Theriault

Expanse is a movement arts festival that highlights the body in all its expressions through body-based work from a cross-section of local, national and international artists.

Our bodies are the filter for our lived experiences. Every bit of information we receive from the world and our ability to give back to the world must pass through our bodies. Expanse gives priority to the body, all types of bodies, and the ways in which they make their way through and reflect on their world. Bodies are political. Bodies are spiritual. Bodies receive the world. Bodies share their stories.”
Curators’ Statement from Kristi Hansen and Vanessa Sabourin

Events:
-Room 2048 by Vancouver’s Hong Kong Exile (in partnership with Mile Zero Dance)
-Kiruthika Rathanaswami.  A new piece by Edmonton bharata natyam artist Kiruthika Rathanaswami. Curated by the Good Women Dance Collective.
-Tip Off! by NIUBOI (NIUBOI is the recipient of the 2018 Good Women New Work Award)
-The Music Crept By Us by Rebecca Sadowski and composer Dean Musani
-mni wiconi by Nicole Schafenacker
-The Raconteurs including Kris Demeanor
-The Lobbyists led by Expanse Founder and Outreach Coordinator, Amber Borotsik, in partnership with Barry Bilinsky and Dreamspeakers/Rubaboo

Download the Full Program here


FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES
CHINOOK SERIES
Produced by Fringe Theatre, Azimuth Theatre, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre
February 7-17, 2019

CHINOOK SERIES

Over 11 days, the Chinook Series presents amazing performances, engaging workshops and thought-provoking salons – all in one place. Sharing contemporary theatre, dance, and performance art from local, national, and international artists. Inclusive, integrated, and accessible – Chinook Series is committed to practicing social change through the intersections of live art. A true reflection of the community around us, where everyone belongs.  We invite you to come in and warm up with Chinook Series. Explore, interact and become inspired. 
Download the Full Program here

Fringe Theatre Adventures
10330-84th Ave
Tickets


THEATRE NETWORK

We Are Not Alone
Written & Performed by Damien Atkins
February 14 – March 3, 2019
A Crow’s Theatre and Segal Centre for Performing Arts Production
In partnership with 2b Theatre Company

We Are Not Alone

Do you believe in UFOs? Aliens? Government conspiracies? Join Damien Atkins in his return to Edmonton as he puts himself through a quest for truth. This personal story takes us to Roswell, New Mexico, The International UFO Congress, and in search of inter-dimensional portals in the Arizona desert. Through Damien’s hilarious and honest portrayal, we are introduced to individuals all around North America who want their stories to be heard and believed.

Featuring: Damien Atkins
Directors:
 Chris Abraham & Christian Barry
Design Consultant: Julie Fox
Lighting Designer: Kimberley Purtell
Sound Design: Thomas Ryder Payne in association with Dylan Green, Peter Balov, and Christian Barry
Stage Manager: Kate Porter
Production Manager: Daniel Oulton
Apprentice Production Manager: Jenna Harris

WE ARE NOT ALONE IS ONE MAN’S UFO OBSESSION TURNED DEFTLY INTO COMEDY
REVIEW: CARLY MAGA, TORONTO STAR
UFO SKEPTICS WILL BE SPOOKED BY WE ARE NOT ALONE
REVIEW: PAT DONNELLY, MONTREAL GAZETTE
WE ARE NOT ALONE SHOWCASES SOME OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD TALENT
REVIEW: GLENN SUMI, TORONTO NOW
…WORTH THE TRIP
REVIEW: J. KELLY NESTRUCK, GLOBE & MAIL

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


POP GOES THE OPERA
SUOR ANGELICA – GIACOMO PUCCINI
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
February 15 – 7pm
February 17 – 7pm

SUOR ANGELICA

Pop Goes the Opera is proud to present Puccini’s Suor Angelica, February 15th and 17th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.  Join us and experience one of the most beautiful one-act operas ever written!  It is a tragic tale of love and loss, with music that will both lift your soul and tear at your heartstrings.  This hour long “bite-sized” operatic treasure is a great show for first timers and opera aficionados alike! Questions: pgtoyeg@gmail.com

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
Tickets


GRINDSTONE THEATRE
Grindstone Theatre’s performance venue offers 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.

CHINOOK SERIES

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

Learn more about their nightly programing at: https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca

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