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Fringe (Edmonton): Escaped Alone

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Fringe (Edmonton): Escaped Alone

“Escaped Alone” by Caryl Churchill (Edmonton Fringe Festival) Photographer Mat Busby

Tea and Catastrophe

Theatre Blue presents the Canadian premiere of Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill at the 2018 Edmonton International Fringe Festival. The production stars Vivien Bosley, Judy McFerran, Holly Turner (2018 Sterling Nominee for The Testament of Mary) and Alison Wells and is directed by Amy DeFelice, winner of the 2016 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Fringe Director and Best Fringe Production for The Amish Project. In this comedy-drama three friends and a neighbor converse over summer afternoons as tensions boil and the world is about to go apocalyptic. It is a story of friendship and survival.

Thursday, August 16 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 19 – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 22 – 10:00 pm
Thursday, August 23 – NOON
Friday, August 24 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26 – 2:00 p.m.

Escaped Alone plays at Venue 9: The TELUS Phone Museum (10437-83 Avenue). Tickets are available through www.fringetheatre.ca, in person at the Fringe Theatre Adventures box offices on the Fringe site or by calling 780-409-1910.

“The chemicals leaked through the cracks in the money.”

[Caryl Churchill is] ”the most dazzlingly inventive living dramatist in the English language” (New York Times). She received Obie Awards for Playwriting for A Number, Top Girls and Cloud Nine, as well as an Obie Award for Sustained Achievement in 2002. Escaped Alone premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 2016, where it received the Writers’ Guild Award for Best New Play. Andrzej Lukowski of Time Out said “It’s hard to imagine you’ll come across a more brilliant play this year.”

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