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Fringe (Edmonton): “The Way to Miami” & “Revelations” – A Double Bill presented by JAnATS! Theatre

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Fringe (Edmonton): “The Way to Miami” & “Revelations” – A Double Bill presented by JAnATS! Theatre

The Way to Miami & Revelations: Double Bill
by Donald Steele by Phil Kreisel

Family: Handle with Care

This Side Up for Laughter & Tears

Edmonton, AB – JAnATS Theatre presents two One-Act plays, by award-winning playwright Donald Steele and Edmonton’s own Phil Kreisel in the Suzanne Thibaudeau Auditorium at La Cite Francophone 8627- 91Street (Marie-Anne Gaboury Street). Venue 44

Performances: Friday August 17th – 12:00 PM, Saturday August 18th – 9:15 PM, Sunday August 19th – 4:30 PM, Monday August 20th – 1:45 PM, Tuesday August 21st – 7:45 PM, Wednesday August 22nd – 3:00 PM, Thursday August 23rd – 4:30 PM, Friday August 24th – 4:30 PM, Saturday August 25th – 3:15 PM, Sunday August 26th – 12:00 PM
Running time: 65 min

Tickets on sale through Fringe Theatre Adventures – online at ,in person at any Festival Box Office or TIX On the Square, or by phone at 780-409-1910 as well as at the venue door!

No matter how we feel about family, it is the glue that holds us together. But, when painful events and family secrets surface, they must be dealt with whether we will or not.

In JAnATS’ Double Bill production our first encounter is with the retired couple Frank and Leola as they prepare to move to Miami. However, Leola’s not sure she’s ready to leave everything behind. As she sets the table one more time, secrets and regrets begin to surface, threatening their plans.

The second encounter finds Penny in her new house- a fresh start. Her daughter Tess has come to help. As the boxes are unpacked, so is Penny’s past, resulting in unsettling revelations that affect both women.

Both plays are about households in the chaos of moving.   Mary Jane Kreisel observes: “the challenge of directing these plays is dealing with the complexity of the characters as they confront upheaval in their lives.  The plays each start off deceptively amusing until gradually more and more of the hidden layers of life’s secrets and sorrows are peeled off.  What emerges are striking examples of people facing painful realizations yet being able to accept and endure, perhaps even growing as human beings.”

The Way to Miami &Revelations: Double Bill stars Mary-Ellen Perley (Leola and Penny), Dale Wilson (Frank) and Jennifer Muir (Tess). Mary Jane Kreisel directs with stage management and design by Phil Kreisel and graphic design by Natalie Motoska.

JAnATS Theatre presents The Way to Miami by Donald Steele, 1998 Winner of the 23rd Annual Off-Off Broadway Festival, with permission of Samuel French Inc

Media Contact: Mary-Ellen Perley, (C) 780-977-9654, (H) 780-481-3716, email:
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