Calgary, AB – Alberta Theatre Projects is pleased to announce our exciting 2012/2013 Season of what’s now, what’s new, and what’s next. In our new season, you’ll see a dazzling range of people, stories, styles, moods and cultures. We’ll tell you some universally appealing tales, share some laughs and tears, and we’ll go on some daring theatrical adventures too.
This announcement can also be seen as an online video, which can be viewed at ATPlive.com.
Alberta Theatre Projects 2012/2013 SEASON
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
October 9 – October 27, 2012
A touch speaks louder than words.
New York City, 1905. A tender romance blossoms between a young African‐American seamstress and a Jewish fabric salesman, while her fiancé woos her in letters from afar. This inspiring story of hope transcends class, caste and colour to celebrate the power of love and personal strength. Acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves a rich and sensuous tapestry, as tantalizing as a glimpse of handmade lace.
Family Holiday Show
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
November 21 – December 30, 2012
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” By Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics By Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
“Happiness is morning and evening… daytime and nighttime too… Happiness is those who sing with you…”
Poor Charlie Brown can’t seem to win ‐ or can he? Join the hilarious Peanuts gang as they take you from your daydreams on the morning bus to the happiness you feel when you look at the stars at the end of the day. This charming musical is beloved by young and old. It’s brimming with wit and humour, frisky dance numbers, jazzy tunes – and Snoopy on his dog house, waiting for his supper.
One Yellow Rabbit and Alberta Theatre Projects
present Necessary Angel’s production of
This is What Happens Next
Created by Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks
Part of the 27th Annual High Performance Rodeo – Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts
January 22 – February 3, 2013
“The most mesmerizing performer who has ever spent time by himself on a stage in this country is back.” — The Edmonton Journal
Journey deep into the heart of the Kingdom of Kevin with an astrologer, a lawyer, an absent father, the embodiment of will and McIvor himself as he takes us on a comic adventure through the dark forest of addiction, divorce, The Little Mermaid and the life of John Denver. Don’t miss one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights and performers as he returns to the stage in this autobiographical fairy‐tale fantasy with a happy ending.
27th Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays
March 6 – April 7, 2013
“Come be part of the best and brightest new Canadian theatre right here, before it takes on the world!” Vicki Stroich, Artistic Associate – Festival.
What to Expect by Joan MacLeod
“One of the most important playwrights working in Canada today.”
— The Toronto Star
When an episode on the Sky‐train between a troubled teen and a police officer turns violent, it reverberates throughout the community, sweeping both families up into a storm of emotion, opinion and conflict. This humane, thought‐provoking, and relevant new play is by Siminovitch Prize winning writer Joan MacLeod, acclaimed by ATP audiences for her stunning works Another Home Invasion and The Shape of A Girl.
The Apology by Darrah Teitel
“Truth is always strange – stranger than fiction”
‐ Lord Byron
It is 1814. Young Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron and Claire Clairemont retreat to a castle to write poetry, make love, do drugs, and try to invent a new way of being alive. In this funny, hot‐blooded, live‐wire portrayal by newcomer Darrah Teitel, Romantic tradition is ripped wide open to unleash a group of anarchic, love‐crazed, foul‐mouthed teens – who also happen to be geniuses.
Petawawa by Jonathan Garfinkel and Christopher Morris
In association with Human Cargo
A stunning tapestry of voices, torn apart by war, connected by experience.
Mothers, friends, lovers and wives –who will stand and tell the tale, in the wake of war? This deeply compassionate reckoning with the conflict in Afghanistan, is told from the point of view of families of soldiers on both sides. Based on true stories, this play about courage and grief is the fruit of an international collaboration. It will feature Samiya Mumtaz from Pakistan in the cast.
Stage 2 – Big Secret Theatre
The God That Comes by Hawksley Workman with 2b Theatre in Halifax
March 19 – April 7, 2013
Music and performance by Hawksley Workman
Created by Christian Barry and Hawksley Workman
An electrifying evening of music and theatre starring Juno‐winning rocker Hawksley Workman.
In a world governed by greed, rules and order, the people take to the hills in a hedonistic revolt fuelled by wine, ritual madness and ecstasy, in this contemporary take on the Greek tragedy, The Bacchae. This live performance stars Hawksley Workman and fuses the chaotic revelry of a rock concert with the captivating intimacy of theatre. Have a drink, hear a story, and get lost in the music for a few hours.
Red by John Logan
April 30 – May 18, 2013
“What do you see…?”
A young artist is hired to assist Mark Rothko, the world‐famous ‐ and famously cranky ‐ abstract painter. This 2010 Tony Award‐winning drama portrays their fierce, funny, and ultimately life‐changing relationship. In this entertaining depiction of artistic obsession, the men argue, laugh, work and grow. A triumphant return to playwriting by one of the most notable screenwriters of our time: John Logan’s credits include Hugo, The Aviator, and Any Given Sunday.
“Let it work on you. Let it spread out. Let it wrap its arms around you, let it embrace you…”
‐ Mark Rothko in Red by John Logan
For tickets, please call the Alberta Theatre Projects Ticket Office at (403) 294‐7402 or visit www.ATPlive.com.