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What’s On (Calgary): Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

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What’s On (Calgary): Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show (poster design by GOOD Company)
Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show (poster design by GOOD Company)

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents:

Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show

April 15-19, 2014: Weeds Café –
April 20-27, 2014: Caffe Beano –
April 29-May 2, 2014: Vendome Café –

Have you ever eavesdropped on a coffee shop conversation?

It’s okay; we all do it. When you listen in on a job interview or a first date, a study session or a heartfelt confession, you catch a glimpse into another person’s reality. Each of the latte-sipping strangers around you has a surprising story to tell.

In its upcoming production, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre takes coffee shop eavesdropping to the next level.

This April, Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show comes to three of Calgary’s best-loved coffee shops: Caffe Beano, Vendome Café and Weeds Café. The play is performed during the coffee shops’ regular hours, without disrupting their operations. If someone wants to sit down with an espresso and mind their own business, they can! But, sitting at the next table, you’ll enjoy a captivating theatre experience.

When you arrive, we’ll hand you wireless headphones that let you eavesdrop on six seemingly normal coffee-drinking patrons who each have burning secrets to share. You’ll meet a trio of old friends, a frustrated writer, a man searching for connection and a troubled stranger. You’ll listen not only to their words, but to their innermost thoughts and feelings.

After a whirlwind 45-minute performance that transports you to another world, you’ll remove the headphones to find yourself back in your local coffee shop… but you’ll never look at it the same way again.

Tickets $15 each, or $12.50 each for groups of 4+
For more info, visit or contact us at 403.710.0093 or

Calgary Counselling Centre Benefit Performances

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre is proud to offer two performances of Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show in support of Calgary Counselling Centre.

All proceeds from the 7:00 and 8:00 pm performances of Eavesdrop on Wednesday, April 16 at Weeds Café (1903 20th Ave NW) will be donated to Calgary Counselling Centre, and there will be staff and materials on-site to provide more information about the Centre’s services.

Buy your tickets now!

For more information on Calgary Counselling Centre, visit

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