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News (Edmonton): Theatre Network announces 2015-2016 Season

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News (Edmonton): Theatre Network announces 2015-2016 Season

In 2014/2015 Theatre Network’s friends from across the city rallied together to lend support, raise funds and find homes for our remaining shows. Many individuals and organizations offered their generosity and relentless optimism, which inspired us to persevere through our 40th Anniversary Season. At the end of an uplifting year, we are proud to announce our 2015/2016 Season.

We are in the midst of preparing our new season brochure – which will hit your mail box soon – but we couldn’t wait to share our new season with you. Keep reading for details on our new venue and our new slate of performances.

Our new venue – a temporary home while we strive toward the possibility of rebuilding the Roxy Theatre – is located at 8529 103 Street, beside the Yardbird Suite. With the support of The Edmonton Jazz Society, who own the building, we will continue to present a full season of programming, including our Mainstage Series, The Roxy Performance Series and our emerging artist festival – Nextfest.

Mainstage Season 2015/2016

The Last Five Years
By Jason Robert Brown
October 27 – November 15, 2015
Previews: October 27 & 28 | Opening: October 29

Novelist Jamie and actress Cathy fall hopelessly in love. However, in the city that never sleeps, the lure of professional success can be a dividing force. An intimate, musical deconstruction of a five-year love affair, told both forwards and in reverse.

“Exciting, innovative and altogether inspiring” – Chicago Tribune

Directed by Bradley Moss
Featuring: Patricia Zentilli & Jeremy Baumung
Production Designer: Cory Sincennes

By Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt
A Guys in Disguise Production
February 2 – 21, 2016
Previews: February 2 & 3 | Opening: February 4

A pair of saloon girls – barred from the territories for being unmarried – disguise themselves as man and wife in order to join the Klondike Gold Rush and seek their freedom. As they debut their new identities, Hattie and Loosey discover that the roles they’re playing may involve more fact than fiction. A world premiere music hall show from Guys in Disguise.

“North America’s premier cross-dressing theatre group” – Avenue Edmonton

Directed by Darrin Hagen & Trevor Schmidt

By Morris Panych
April 26 – May 15, 2016
Previews: April 26 & 27 | Opening: April 28

A scheming delinquent breaks into the home of his father. Gordon has dreams of a building a criminal empire, but Gord is determined to set his son on the right path at last. Old wounds are opened, dark secrets are unearthed, and battle lines are drawn – this is one family reunion you’ll never forget.

“Gordon is rollicking, nasty fun” – Vancouver Courier

Directed by Bradley Moss
Featuring: Brian Dooley

Nextfest Arts Company Presents…
Nextfest 2016
June 2 -12, 2016

The culminating event of Theatre Network’s Mainstage Season is Nextfest – an emerging artist festival that is the largest of its kind in Canada. Join more than 700 artists presenting original works of theatre, dance, music, visual art, film and multidisciplinary parties in over 90 events around Edmonton.

“A major force in Edmonton’s summer festival scene” – Edmonton Sun

Festival Director: Steve Pirot Festival Manager: Maggie Baird

“After surviving the year we’ve had we feel like we have a new lease on life. Literally with the Edmonton Jazz Society offering us a temporary home on Gateway Blvd and metaphorically we are starting a brand new era for Theatre Network. To even be in a position where we can announce a new season in a new home is a very moving experience for all of us at Theatre Network.”
-Bradley Moss, Theatre Network’s Artistic Director

The Roxy Performance Series

Edmonton Actors Theatre presents
Burning Bluebeard
by Jay Torrence
December 1 – 13, 2015

Pyretic Productions presents
The Other
by Matthew MacKenzie
March 1 -13, 2016

Wildside Productions presents
The Realistic Joneses
by Will Eno
March 22 – April 3, 2016

Hey Ladies!
October 2, November 20, 2015
January 22, May 20, 2016

All performances – aside from select Nextfest events – run at Theatre Network’s Temporary Home located at 8529 103 Street

Shows run Tuesday – Sunday
With Evening shows at 8pm & Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Advance tickets and Season Passes are available
by calling the TN Office (780) 453-2440.

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