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What’s On (Edmonton Fringe Festival): The Big Bright – book and lyrics by Erin Hutchison and music by Shayla Swanson – Cathexis Theatre

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What’s On (Edmonton Fringe Festival): The Big Bright – book and lyrics by Erin Hutchison and music by Shayla Swanson – Cathexis Theatre

 

With elements of satire, fable, clown, and black comedy, this
brand new musical tells the story of three eccentric characters fighting to preserve their essence in a destructive environment.

Synopsis: Jax and her two best friends live in an eccentric, tight knit, isolated community. When Jax’s grandmother comes back from the “Big Bright” they deem that she has lost her essence. Against her grandmother’s wishes, Jax and her friends head to the Big Bright to retrieve it. As the destructive atmosphere threatens everything they are and believe in, the three friends start to understand why their ancestors fled.

Previous shows by these creators have received
(****)-View Weekly & St. Albert Gazette

Cathexis Theatre will be presenting their all new, Edmonton created musical, The Big Bright, book and lyrics by Erin Hutchison and music by Shayla Swanson, at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival from August 15th to 25th.

Location: Varscona Hotel on Whyte; Thomas Bennett Room

Performance Schedule:
Aug 15 (Thu) 8:00 pm
Aug 16 (Fri) 6:15 pm
Aug 17 (Sat) 12:00 pm
Aug 18 (Sun) 6:15 pm
Aug 20 (Tue) 9:30 pm
Aug 22 (Thu) 9:30 pm
Aug 23 (Fri) 5:45 pm
Aug 24 (Sat) 1:45 pm
Aug 25 (Sun) 8:00 pm

Tickets are available online: https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:2977
Over the phone: 780-409-1910,
Or in person at any Edmonton Fringe Festival Box Office locations.

Cast:

Jax: Hannah Zacharko
Yo-yo: Mackenzie Paterson
Pog: Andrew Despres
Ad 1, Hula: Emily Smith
Ad 2, Grumpy Guy, Machine: Tom Antoni
Ad 3, Citizen: Michael John Patrick
Greyma, Greyma Ad: Heather Cornick

Creative Team:

Playwright/Lyricist/Sound Design/Director: Erin Hutchison
Composer: Shayla Swanson
Producer: Emily Marisabel
Dramaturg: Emily Smith
Stage Manager: Candice Stollery
Musical Director: Erin Vandermolen-Pater
Choreographer: Jenn Bilyk
Technical Director: Nic Juba
Designer: Beyata Hackborn
Pianist: Erin Craig
Guitarist: Brian Raine

About Cathexis Theatre:

Cathexis Theatre is an independent, Edmonton based theatre company dedicated to creating brave, eccentric new works. For more information regarding visit our website: www.cathexistheatre.ca or contact us by emailing emily@cathexistheatre.ca or calling 403-625-0203.

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