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What’s On (Calgary/Camrose/Edmonton): “Mission Potluck” – One Trunk Theatre

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What’s On (Calgary/Camrose/Edmonton): “Mission Potluck” – One Trunk Theatre

Mission Potluck, One Trunk Theatre

Back by popular demand: “Mission Potluck” tours Western Canada!

Mission Potluck is a mashup of comedy, music and poetic monologues, Mission Potluck brings to the stage the story of a Lutheran Ladies League’s ill-fated fundraising efforts in Gimli in the 1920s. This perfectly devised ensemble piece is inspired by the true story of First Lutheran’s (Winnipeg) fundraising efforts to build Gimli’s first seniors home in the early part of the century. One Trunk Theatre flips history on its head in this play collectively created and performed by comediennes Claire Thérèse, Gwendolyn Collins, Andraea Sartison, Jacqueline Harding and Anna-Laure Koop.

The show has toured Winnipeg and the Interlake region with the Nuna Festival from 2015-16. Audiences call it “hilarious“, “best show I have seen in years“, and say “the music was amazing“, “you had my 80 year old grandmother and I laughing through the entire play“. A play uniquely crafted for prairie people, Mission Potluck gives audiences an entertaining and heart-wrenching reflection of a familiar Canadian story…. with an Icelandic twist. Mission Potluck is a perfect recipe for entertainment combining local history with physical comedy, and familiar hymns with the pop music of the day.

Camrose: June 20 at 8pm | Bailey Theatre, 5041 50th Street.
Edmonton: June 21 at 7pm | Luther Centre, Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 81 Avenue NW.
Calgary: June 23 at 7:30pm | Hope Lutheran Church, 3527 Boulton Road NW.

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com.

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