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Theatre Alberta’s Playbill is the province’s most comprehensive source of theatre production information and plays in Alberta. Listings include professional, community, and post-secondary theatre productions and festivals together in a month-by-month format.

All Albertan theatre companies are invited to list their company information in Playbill free-of-charge. Current Theatre Alberta group members may list their season information free-of-charge on the Playbill poster, and their season information will remain online as long as their membership remains current. For non-members each event listing will cost $30.

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Stealing Sam

Alberta Theatre Projects
Calgary

Sam and Jimmy have been friends for more than twenty-five years, and were supposed to be facing “gay middle age” together. When Sam dies, it’s up to Jimmy to plan their final picnic. Jimmy steals Sam’s cremated remains from the funeral home and tries to give his friend the hilarious and heartfelt send-off he deserves.

“Both tragic and wildly comedic” (Charlebois Post), Stealing Sam was the runaway hit of the Toronto Fringe Festival (2013) and winner of ‘Best New Drama’ at the United Solo Festival in New York (2014). We’re thrilled to be bringing Calgary audiences this reimagined edition, live on the Martha Cohen Theatre stage.

Genres: Dramedy, One-person show
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Boom YZ

Theatre Calgary
  • Kidoons and Wyrd Productions
Calgary

The world premiere of Rick Miller’s electrifying BOOM YZ brings to life the people and music that have shaped our last quarter-century. In this all-new show, Miller plays more than a hundred characters from Generations Y and Z, including his own daughter, to reflect on the aspirations and anxieties of young people today, and brings his multi-generational BOOM series to a compelling close. There is no better way to return to our theatre than with the visual wonder and spectacle of music, personal stories and multimedia that Miller ignites on stage. We are thrilled to welcome Rick back!

Genres: World Premiere, Multimedia
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Hello Friend

Quest Theatre
Calgary & Area

A safe outdoor performance for young people and their families!

Hello Friend is a 15-minute outdoor play that borrows masked characters from Quest’s production Snow Angel. The play is designed for performances in outdoor public spaces or school yards for small cohorts of distanced audience members.

Presented in mask using movement and music, Hello Friend illustrates the joy of divergent thinking and celebrates the creative play of one undeterred young kid. Our hero meets three interesting characters but will any of them match our youngster's capacity for imagination? A short, whimsical, hunt for friendship, Hello Friend brings wonder and delight to audiences of all ages!

Themes: Resiliency, imagination, adaptability, friendship.

Free performances on October 22 & 29, 2021 at 3pm, 3.30pm & 4pm at cSPACE King Edward
Other public performances in Calgary TBA

Genres: World Premiere, Theatre for Young Audiences, Storytelling
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The December Man

Walterdale Theatre Associates
Edmonton

Written by: Colleen Murphy
Directed by: Alex Hawkins
Stage & Production Manager: John Anderson
Performance Times
Evenings: November 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 8PM
Matinées: November 7 at 2pm
All Tickets: $26.50

The December Man is based on the historical event in December 1989, at the École Polytechnique in Montréal where fourteen female engineering students were fatally shot by an armed intruder, who objected to women trying to enter what he regarded as a male profession. The intruder prevented the male engineering students from intervening to stop these murders. In the play, the character Jean Fournier is one of the male students, and he is burdened by survivor guilt. Jean and his parents, Benoit and Kathleen, work hard to face this tragedy, and to help each other to recover from its effects on them as a family.

Content Warning: Suicide

Genres: Drama
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Nunsense

Swamp Donkey Musical Theatre Society
Bragg Creek

Swamp Donkey Musical Theatre is pleased to present its production of Nunsense: A Musical Comedy from November 5 to 7, 2021. Purchase tickets at www.showpass.com. Additional information about the production available at www.swampdonkeytheatre.ca

Genres: Comedy
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The Fianceé

Citadel Theatre
Edmonton

Lucy gets engaged to three men during World War II because “No one should have to go overseas without someone to come home to.” A lovely thought, until the war ends and all three arrive at her apartment on the same evening - the apartment Lucy and her sister are in danger of losing to their acrimonious landlady. Will Lucy find a way to say “no” to what she doesn’t want so she can say “yes” to what she does? A mad-cap, wig-swapping, door-slamming, cake-facing farce with smart, hilarious women at its heart.

Genres: Comedy
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Past Tense

Fire Exit Theatre
Calgary

Past Tense
Written and performed by Val Lieske

How soon after someone dies are you allowed to talk about them in past tense? Does peer pressure come into casket selection? Is it strange to think about pantyhose on the day of your father's funeral? Embrace the normality of everything life-altering, in a personal story contemplating death, grieving and whether or not there is pie in heaven.

Genres: Dramedy
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Metronome

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre
Edmonton

The WORLD PREMIERE of an autobiographical, origin-story by award-winning Edmonton playwright/performer/historian Darrin Hagen. Metronome is about falling in love with music, and the very special Ennis & Sons piano which changed Darrin’s life.

WRITTEN BY AND STARRING: Darrin Hagen
DIRECTED BY: Heather Inglis
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Gina Moe
TECHNICAL DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Chris Hicks
VIDEO DESIGN: Ian Jackson
SOUND DESIGN: Jason Kodie
LIGHTING DESIGN: Adam Turnbull
SET, PROP, AND COSTUME DESIGN: Beyata Hackborn

SHOWTIMES: November 11 - 4, @ 7:30pm
TICKET PRICES AND SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS: Tiered, Available at https://www.workshopwest.org/buy-tickets

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Storytelling, One-person show, LGBTA2S+, Multimedia
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All Together Now

Edmonton Musical Theatre Society
Edmonton

Edmonton Musical Theatre will be performing a production of MTI's All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. An opportunity for schools and theatres around the world to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI's beloved shows.

Performance schedule is:
Nov. 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Woodcroft Hall - 13915 115 Avenue
Nov. 13, 2021 at 8 p.m. at Evolution Wonderlounge - 10220 103 Street
Nov. 14, 2021 at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Woodcroft Hall - 13915 115 Avenue

Ticket price is $20.00 for Adult and $15.00 for Seniors/Youth.

Steffni Ault will direct this musical revue, along with Joy van de Ligt as Music Director.

This is a fundraising event to assist Edmonton Musical Theatre following the COVID 19 challenge.
This performance is made possible through Music Theatre International.

Please contact Edmonton Musical Theatre at [email protected] for ticket purchase and for more information.

Genres: Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical

Time Stands Still

The GRAND
  • Making Treaty 7
Calgary

MT7 Artistic Director Michelle Thrush directs this offside comedy about two Blackfoot friends doing 5-10 years in a Federal prison for armed robbery. Time Stands Still, by Kainai playwright Terry Ivins, lets us eavesdrop on childhood friends Carl Big Horse and Mark Panther Bone as they mark the first anniversary of their incarceration.

Genres: Comedy
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Diamonds & Divas

Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Grande Prairie

Diamonds and Divas is a murderous comedy by one of Britain’s most successful comedy playwrights, Robin Hawdon. “A huge film premiere is looming, a diamond necklace has gone missing, scandalous affairs are about to hit the headlines, everyone appears to be trying to murder someone, and everyone is blaming everyone else. Bodies and threats and alibis abound, and the plot thickens so fast it threatens to explode.

The November 26 performance is a FUNDRAISER for the Centre for Young Parents. Tickets are $50 each, or, call the GPLT Box Office to get a reduced price of $45 for a group of 6 or more. Includes the play and snacks. Cash Bar. Add to your fun by participating in the Silent Auction. A worthy cause. Helping young parents since 1986.

Genres: Comedy

Barefoot in the Park

Pine Tree Players
Canmore

Pine Tree Players is pleased to present Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon, directed by Danelle White. Performances are at the Canmore Miners’ Union Hall on November 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2021 at 7:30pm and November 21 at 2pm. There is a pay-what-you-can preview on November 17 at 7:30pm.

Happily Ever After? Not as simple as newlyweds Corie and Paul expected when they start with new life together. Opposites attract with these two, and nothing can drive them apart! Not the six-flight stairs to their apartment... not the busted heating ... not the frequent visits from Corie's mother or the eccentric neighbour... Okay, maybe they have some work to do as they learn that marriage is no easy walk in the park.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at pinetreeplayers.com.

Genres: Comedy

The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921

Northern Light Theatre
Edmonton

“Big Blaze near Big Valley. A house occupied and owned by a woman named Hastings who was living a mile and a half North of town was totally destroyed by fire at 4:30am on Monday morning.”

NLT is pleased to be producing the professional premiere of this play, by Edmonton Playwright Linda Wood Edwards.

PERFORMANCE DATES
Thursday, November 18 – Preview 7:30pm

Friday, November 19 – 7:30pm

Saturday, November 20 – 7:30pm

Sunday, November 21 – 2:00pm Matinee, Director’s Circle Event 1pm

Sunday, November 21 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 23 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 24 – 7:30pm

Thursday, November 25 – 7:30pm

Friday, November 26 – 7:30pm

Saturday, November 27 – 7:30pm

Sunday, November 28 – 2pm Matinee, Closing

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Historical

Drinking Habits

Windmill Theatre Players
High River

Drinking Habits is a hilarious farce by Tom Smith presented by arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.. Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud comedy. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
Drinking Habits is a full-length play running November 19-21, and November 26-28 from 7:30 - 10:00 at the Highwood Memorial Centre in High River, Alberta. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under.

Genres: Comedy
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The Concise Christmas Carol

RuminariLive Arts
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A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known and loved stories in the English language. A staple of countless family traditions, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

This one-person intimate tour-de-force adaptation embodies the very heart of this beloved holiday classic.

With a delicious dinner being served at seven and our show starting at 8 PM, we invite you to celebrate this tale of love, hope, and redemption in our special first-holiday production.

Genres: Drama, One-person show

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