Theatre Yes presents:
Stripped Down 3
Hot new plays from Canada and the world stripped down to only the words of the playwright, read by Edmonton’s brightest theatrical talents.
Nov 10, 11, 12, 8:00 PM,
9938 –70 Avenue
A licensed event. The café will be open, serving snacks and wet goods.
by Fiona Evans (ENGLAND)
~Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2007
Directed by Ian Leung
This scorching little gem of a play is alive with forbidden desire and erotic tension. A dangerously charged romance between a fifteen-year-old and their teacher. Step into a faded hotel room where they are having an illicit weekend away. Amidst the peeling wallpaper, they laugh, quarrel and make love, but they don’t dare go out. Fiona Evans’s electrifying portrayal of a dangerously charged romance was the show to see at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007.
“Stylish and utterly individual” — Sunday Times
By Robert Chafe (CANADA)
~Winner of the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Drama 2010
Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Lise Lacoeur was used to being shunned by everyone around her. Her gift of seeing the future in flashes leaves her ostracized from her town and community. An accidental electrocution is the beginning of her unexpectedly forged family and seemingly disconnected events intertwine to tell a story of connectivity and belonging. Based on the short story by lauded novelist and poet Michael Crummey, Afterimage explores the connections built within both family and community, of finding a place to belong.
“Creepy and compelling” —The Globe and Mail
The Toxic Bus Incident
By Greg MacArthur (CANADA)
~2011 Siminovitch Nominee for Playwriting, Lee Playwright in Residence
Directed by Heather Inglis
Picture a safe Canadian city on an ordinary Saturday morning. A woman gets on a bus. She notices a foreign looking, dark-skinned man. He comes towards her and reaches into his coat pocket… Greg MacArthur explores the impact of terrorism on our lives in the relative safety of the west. Where does legitimate fear become crippling paranoia? Take a ride on the Toxic Bus to the place were fear becomes reality.
Each reading will be followed by a short discussion (half hour max) with the artists and the audience about the plays values and relevance.
For more information, phone: 780-437-3667
ADMISSION: Pay what you will. Sorry no advance sales.
All proceeds will go to support the Edmonton Artists Urban Village (A Chapter of PAL Canada)