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News (Calgary): Theatre BSMT announces 2013-2014 season

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News (Calgary): Theatre BSMT announces 2013-2014 season

BSMT_1 December 11 – 21, 2013
MOTEL in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
225 8th Ave SE at 8pm no show Monday December 16

The play is a comedy set at the home of the bride in Knoxville, Tennessee during the newly married couple’s overdone wedding reception. The five bridesmaids have found refuge in the room of Meredith, the sister of the bride. The women come to realize, among other things, that they, despite their differences, have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.

Director: Amy Dettling
Production Mentor: Julie Orton
Artistic Producer: Chelsey MacDonald
Stage Manager/LX Design: Troy Couillard
Costume Designer: Eugenio Saenz
Sound Designer: Morgan McKee

Trisha: Amy Burks
Georgeanne: Helen Knight
Meredith: Kas Nixon
Frances: Jamie Matchullis
Mindy: Joleen Ceraldi
Tripp: Kyall Rakoz

BSMT_2February 12 – 22, 2014
Endeavor Arts & Event Space
1209 1st St SW #200 at 8pm no show Monday February 17
A Co-Production with VIA Theatre and Endeavor Arts & Event Space

No Exit is a play by the french writer Jean-Paul Sartre. In it, three people are brought by a valet into an opulent drawing room, which, apparently, is situated in Hell. Garcin, a journalist and deserter from the War, Inez, a postal clerk with a passion for manipulating others, and Estelle, a high-society woman who claims to be stuck with them by mistake.

Over the course of the play, the characters replace their practised lies with brutal honesty. They prod each other; they switch between looking for understanding and salvation (and failing), to simply looking to spread some of their pain around. Unable to leave the room or escape their eternal roommates, they realize that there are no torture racks and lakes of fire; Hell is other people.

Director/Co-Producer: Jason Mehmel
Production Mentor: Kevin McKendrick
Co-Producers: Chelsey MacDonald & Amy Dettling
Assistant Producer: Selina Clary
Stage Manager: Ashley White
Designer/Tech Director: Shane Anderson

CAST TBA

BSMTDwellersMay 7 – 17, 2014
MOTEL in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
225 8th Ave SE at 8pm no show Monday May 13

Theatre BSMT in conjunction with Alberta Playwrights’ Network (APN) announces the second annual BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition!

The winning submission will receive a full production by Theatre BSMT (directed by Lindsey Zess-Funk, Artistic Associate at Urban Curvz). The selected play will also receive dramaturgical support from APN in preparation for its production. In addition, APN will provide a one-year membership to APN for the winning playwright.

The successful applicant will be selected by mid December 2013 and workshops will run from January 2014 to March 2014. Rehearsals will run from March 2014 to May 2014 evenings and weekends only. The show will then have a two week run at the EPCOR Centre’s Motel May 7 to 17, 2014.

Director: Lindsey Zess-Funk
Production Mentor: Trevor Rueger
Artistic Producer: Chelsey MacDonald
Stage Manager: Troy Couillard

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