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Announcement (Edmonton): Rapid Fire Theatre Returns to the Stage

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Announcement (Edmonton): Rapid Fire Theatre Returns to the Stage

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After a 7-month hiatus, Rapid Fire Theatre is back in action at a new temporary location in the heart of Old Strathcona.
 
As of March 2020, COVID-19 has disrupted Rapid Fire Theatre’s ability to produce any shows at the Citadel Theatre. The company is ecstatic to announce that they will be hosting physically distanced performances at the Backstage Theatre inside the ATB Financial Arts Barns.
 
The challenges facing the arts industry are tremendous right now. Being able to say we have a venue where we can embark on our artistic endeavours again safely is exciting” says CK Dhaliwal, Rapid Fire Theatre’s new General Manager.
 
Starting October 23, 2020, every Friday and Saturday evening, the public is welcome to attend shows in-person or online. In-person performances are limited to 36 attendees. Audience members are welcome to sit at their purchased table with their immediate cohorts with a maximum of 4 people. Performers will be behind plexiglass screening that spans the length of the stage.
 
Improv workshops are also available in-person or online. In-person workshops are limited to 12 people with proper sanitization and social distancing measures in place.
 
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present us with shifting challenges. With the help of the folks at Fringe Theatre, we have designed a safe and flexible performance space where we can adjust our programming to the evolving circumstances. Improv thrives on the energy of an audience, and we look forward to sharing our energy with live audiences once again” says Artistic Director Matt Schuurman.
 
Patrons are welcome to select between two show offerings—8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Shows are scheduled to run until the end of December 2020. To book a workshop or attend a live performance, visit ​rapidfiretheatre.com​ for details.
 
Rapid Fire Theatre has been Edmonton’s premier destination for improvised comedy for over 40 years. The company has worked to bring improv to every corner of Alberta and hosts internationally renowned festivals—when there is no global pandemic.
 
 
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