MAA & PAA Theatre and Northern Sabbatical Productions embark on their Picks of the Edmonton Fringe Alberta tour on February 5th with its production of Never Let the Crew See You Cry by Linda Wood Edwards. The production will tour to venues in five communities in total in North and Central Alberta, including Daysland, Camrose, Fort McMurray, Edson, and Spruce Grove.
This will be the second Alberta tour from a stimulus project intended to promote Albertan theatre productions and artists to presenters in smaller and rural communities in our province. This project is designed to have a direct growth impact on the theatre industry, both in terms of increased longevity for Alberta theatre productions and the artists they employ, as well as providing opportunities for audiences outside Edmonton and Calgary to see a variety of professional theatre works and artists in their own communities.
Never Let the Crew See You Cry is scheduled to tour to five communities over seven days during February 2015. This production has the potential to be viewed more than 1,000 audience members that would not normally have the opportunity to see professional theatre without having to travel outside of their communities. It is also exciting to note that all the venues that have booked this production have booked at least one other show from the Picks of the Edmonton Fringe 2014/2015 lineup.
We would like to thank and profile the presenters that have booked Never Let the Crew See You Cry to present to their communities: DaysArts, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Keyano Theatre, Chautauqua Edson Arts Council, and Horizon Stage.
The Picks of the Edmonton Fringe tour stimulus project is a joint presentation of Theatre Alberta, the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) and Fringe Theatre Adventures. This project has been supported by a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.