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What’s On (Calgary & Lethbridge): “Good Fences” On Tour – Downstage

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What’s On (Calgary & Lethbridge): “Good Fences” On Tour – Downstage

GoodFences_posterGOOD FENCES
by the Downstage Creation Ensemble

“… a complex, multi-layered and evocative story that refuses to pander to traditional notions of what an environmentally focused play should be… a must-see show for anyone connected with either farming or the oil and gas industry – which is to say, everyone in Alberta.” – Avenue Magazine Review

“Good Fences” is an incisive and entertaining play that explores the relationship between agriculture and oil & gas in Alberta. The show premiered at the Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays in 2012 and received three Betty Mitchell Award nominations, including one for Outstanding New Play.

In the show, Devon, a VP for a small oil and gas company in Calgary, has bought land in a ranching community as a weekend getaway for his family. Soon after his arrival, a major energy company reveals their plans to put a sour gas pipeline through the area.

Devon quickly learns about the locals’ tension-filled relationship with resource development, discovering that there’s much more at stake than his own little piece of paradise.

Non-partisan yet provocative, this show sparks great conversations no matter what your background. Recommended for ages 16 & up.

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TOUR STOPS

Thursday, March 19, Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
Motel Theatre, Arts Commons
225 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Tickets $20 with a limited number of tickets held for pay-what-you-can at the door, buy in advance at 403.294.9494 or artscommons.ca

Sunday, March 22, 8:00 pm
Arbour Lake Community Hall
12 Arbour Lake Drive NW, Calgary, AB
Tickets $20 or by pay-what-you-can donation
Email ellen@downstage.ca to reserve your spot

Tuesday, March 24, 8:00 pm
David Spinks Theatre, University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West, Lethbridge, AB
Tickets are free but limited – call 403-329-2616 or visit http://uleth.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=623&cid=36 to reserve

No public performances on Wednesday, March 25 or Thursday, March 26

Friday, March 27, 8:00 pm
Wickenden Hall, Unitarian Church of Calgary
1703 1 St NW, Calgary, AB
Tickets $20 or by pay-what-you-can donation
Email ellen@downstage.ca to reserve your spot

Saturday, March 28, 8:00 pm
Parkland Community Hall
505 Parkvalley Road SE, Calgary, AB
Tickets $20 or by pay-what-you-can donation
Email ellen@downstage.ca to reserve your spot

"Good Fences" by the Downstage Creation Ensemble

“Good Fences” by the Downstage Creation Ensemble

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