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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.

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Fresh Hell

Edmonton New Shadow Theatre Society

Three imagined encounters between Joan of Arc and American writer Dorothy Parker. Both are facing death, with only words to defend themselves. Joan has failed to drive the oppressors out of her country; Dorothy despairs about humanity and her own legacy. But though famously selfish and self-destructive, Dorothy may actually be able to give Joan – and us – reasons to hope.
A world premiere by one of Alberta’s true treasures.

Genres: World Premiere, Drama, Dramedy
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Northern Light Theatre

ENOUGH by Stef Smith
Jane and Toni are immaculate, iconic, accommodating flight attendants. They’re here for your safety, your comfort and your pleasure. Or so you think. But 30,000 feet below them their seemingly perfect lives are rapidly unravelling.
In the sky, over the sea and in cheap hotel rooms around the world, they can feel the ground shake beneath them. Something is rising up, something which cannot be ignored. And it’s calling out for them. If they’re going to survive what’s coming, something needs to change.

Featuring: Kristin Johnston as Toni and Linda Grass as Jane
Director: Trevor Schmidt
Costume/Set Designer: Trevor Schmidt
Lighting Designer: Roy Jackson
Sound Designer: Dave Clarke
Choreographer: Ainsley Hillyard
Stage Manager: Liz Allison-Jorde
Production Manager: Chris Hicks

Tickets start at $37.00

Thursday, January 19 – Preview 7:30pm, PWYC and Students Free
Friday, January 20 – Opening 7:30pm
Saturday, January 21 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 22 – 2pm Matinee, 1pm Director’s Circle Event
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:30pm, 2 for 1 Tickets
Wednesday January 25 – 7:30pm
Thursday, January 26 – 7:30pm, Salon/Talkback Event following the performance
Friday, January 27 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 28 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 29 – 2pm Matinee
Sunday, January 29 – 7:30pm
Tuesday, January 31 – 7:30pm, 2 for 1 Tickets
Wednesday, February 1 – 7:30pm
Thursday, February 2 – 7:30pm
Friday, February 3 – 7:30pm, Closing

Genres: Drama
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The Citadel Theatre

Deafy by Chris Dodd
Directed by Ashley Wright
Deaf public speaker, Nathan Jesper, has arrived to give a talk at his venue, although desperately late. As his speech begins, his tone and the stories he tells begin to change. Deafy is a tragicomedy, combining spoken words, ASL and captions. Nathan recounts tales in his life of navigating relationships with friends and everyday situations dealing with deafness and, ultimately, what it means to belong.
Evening performances Tuesday - Sunday: 7:30pm
Matinees on Jan 29, Feb 4, 5 & 12
Masked Audience performance on February 8, 2023 at 7:30PM
Tickets start at $30+

Genres: Dramedy, Storytelling, One-person show
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Unsung: Tales From the Front Line

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre
  • Ground Zero Productions

Unsung will celebrate the contributions of Alberta's health care workers in a one-of-a-kind immersive performance event. Drawn from interviews with real Edmontonians, Unsung invites audiences to experience the inspiring stories of the local healthcare workers who lead us through the pandemic. We invite you to step into this series of living portraits that document the lives and contributions of the people of who risked their own safety to look after ours.

Show runs with two pay-what-you-can previews on January 25 and 26th.
And then nightly at 7:30pm with masked matinees on Sundays at 1:30pm.
The show is immersive and lasts approximately 30-60 minutes if you want to see each monologue performance.
Audiences are welcome to come at any point from 7:30pm - 9:30pm, and 1:30pm - 3:30pm and need not arrive right at opening.

More info & tickets: https://www.workshopwest.org/unsung

Genres: World Premiere, Drama, Storytelling, Site Specific, Immersive
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Ghost River Theatre

Blissfully ignorant, a young man at the tipping point between adolescence and adulthood is struck by lightning, shocking him into a free fall of survival, atonement, and search for self knowledge. STRUCK is based on playwright Eric Rose’s true story surviving a lightning strike while camping with friends on Sudbury’s Long Lake during the summer of 1999. The show explores the lightning strike as both physical and psychic mapping: fractured friendships, leaving home, losing loved ones - looking backward and forward in time from a point of view that can only be perceived in the electrified filament of one's mortality.
Rose originally wrote and performed the first act of STRUCK in Calgary as part of the 2005 Solocentric Festival. Recently, he was commissioned by Ghost River Theatre to develop a second act of the play. "My desire to revisit and re-contextualize this story was spurred by the sudden death of my father, and recently entering into middle-age. As an artist, I find myself eager to explore and investigate themes surrounding growing up, mortality, home towns, and life’s sudden and irrevocable moments of change.” STRUCK reflects Rose’s critically-acclaimed, highly-theatrical aesthetic, as a compelling, thoughtful, and viscerally surprising experience created with a team of committed and insightful collaborators.
Showtimes: January 31 - February 11, Tuesdays - Fridays, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: West Village Theatre
Ticket Prices: Pay what you can afford

Genres: World Premiere, Storytelling, Multimedia

Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia

Lunchbox Theatre
  • Inside Out Theatre & One Yellow Rabbit
High Performance Rodeo

A multidisciplinary storytelling show about living and working with guide dogs. Blind storyteller and disability rights activist Kim Kilpatrick tells charming, insightful and surprising stories about Tulia and her other canine companions alongside acclaimed visual artist Karen Bailey’s beautiful paintings of Stanley, a guide dog puppy she raised. This collaboration documents the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind, incorporating storytelling, painting, video, audio description and music. And yes, Kim’s dog Ginger will be onstage!

Genres: Storytelling, One-person show
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Calendar Girls

Morpheus Theatre

Pumphouse Theatre Feb 3 - 11, 2023
A comedy by Tim Firth

Directed by Krista Willott

www.morpheustheatre.ca or 403-246-2999

Show Times: Wed - Sat @ 7:30pm; Matinees Feb 5 & 11 @ 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $23, Student/Senior $18

When Annie’s husband, John, dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their newfound fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.

“It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it leaves you feeling better about life than you did when you entered the theatre.” – The Telegraph

Genres: Comedy
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The Lonely Diner: Al Capone In Euphemia Township

Central Alberta Theatre
Red Deer

February 3 – 18
Beverly Cooper
Directed by Craig Scott

Have you ever wished to be someone else or to live a more glamorous and glorious life? The movie star life? These are Lucy's dreams and desires, but instead she is stuck working away in her lonely farmhouse diner. On this night, however, she is visited by a handsome and intriguing stranger while her husband is away. Does she want the exciting life this man promises or was she better off with the status quo? Think roaring 20s, think film noir, think suspense, think about seeing The Lonely Diner.

Genres: Drama
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The Royale

The Citadel Theatre

By Marco Ramirez
Directed by André Sills

Jay "The Sport" Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But it is 1905, and in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out. Inspired by the life of Jack Johnson, the first Black heavyweight world champion, The Royale brings to explosive life the ultimate fight for a place in history.

Age Recommendation: 14+. Contains strong language
Evening Performances: 7:30 PM
Matinees: 1:30 PM

Tickets start at $30+ Fees & GST
Pay What You Choose night is on Sunday February 5th. Learn more at https://citadeltheatre.com/plan-visit/audience-enrichment/pay-what-you-choose-events/

Ticket available at https://citadeltheatre.com/shows/the-royale/

Genres: Drama
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The Mousetrap

Walterdale Theatre Associates

The Mousetrap
Written by Agatha Christie

Directed by Lauren Tamke
Stage Managed by: Natalie Blanchard

Onstage: February 8 - 18th, 2023

Following the murder of a woman in London, Monkswell Manor guesthouse opens its doors and the renters arrive. Each person at Monkswell Manor appears to have a possible connection to the case and the investigation ensues amidst red herrings and concealed clues. Snowed in for the night, the group must discover who the murderer is before it’s too late.

Cast: Erika Holba, Christoff Lundgren, Patrick Maloney, Wylee Johnston, Erik Einsiedel, Kaitlynn Wansink, Bradley Bishop, Evan Makowecki

Start Time: 8pm for our evening performances; 2pm for Sunday Matinee;
No Performances on Monday, February 13th.
Doors Open: 60 minutes before the Start Time

General Tickets: $25
Senior Tickets: $23
Member's Ticket Price (at the door only) $20

Special Events Tickets (at the door only)
2 for 1 - Thursday, February 9th
PWYC - Wednesday, February 15th
February 14 & 16 will have pre-programmed surtitles projected onto a screen for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

****There will up to 20 tickets available at the door every night to accommodate last minute theatre goers.****
Masks are recommended and encouraged, but not mandated. Audience capacity will be 110 out of 140 seats.

Genres: Mystery
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The F Word

Alberta Theatre Projects
  • A Downstage production in association with Handsome Alice and Theatre Calgary, presented by Alberta Theatre Projects

FAT. How does that word make you feel? Society tells us to deflect, avoid and distance ourselves from FAT. We’re in the midst of a revolution to unearth the deeply ingrained shame, blame and fear associated with fatness. Fairytales, lectures, dance, and song are infused with wild whimsy in The F Word. Creator-performers Keshia Cheesman and Bianca Miranda explore their friendship as two fat women on a journey to self-acceptance and fat liberation. They confront fatphobia, diet culture, and the intersection of fatness with race in this powerful, playfully political pop-art piece.

We are standing in the power of FAT. Go, grow, glow. Take up space.

Audience Considerations: Suggested for ages 15+

No performances on Mondays.

For all showtimes, please visit albertatheatreprojects.com/whats-on/the-f-word or call our Ticket Office at 403-294-7402 (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm)

Pizza Night: Thursday, Feb 9 at 7:30pm
Opening Night performance: Friday, Feb 10 at 7:30pm
Masked performance: Saturday, Feb 11 at 2:00pm
ASL Interpreted performance: Sunday, Feb 12 at 2:00pm
That $20 Ticket Thing: Tuesday, Feb 14 at 7:30pm
Audio Described performance: Sunday, Feb 19 at 2:00pm

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Dramedy
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Rock of Ages

Churchmice Players
  • Concord Theatricals www.concordtheatricals.com

Churchmice Players in conjunction with Concord Theatricals presents ROCK OF AGES, the Broadway musical.
Come on Feel The Noise! This February, travel back to a time of big hair, big dreams and love at first mugging. Churchmice Players in agreement with Concord Theatricals presents Rock of Ages the Broadway musical.
Sherrie is an aspiring actress and Drew is a wannabe rocker -- they meet at the famous Bourbon Room bar on the Sunset Strip, a acid washed epicentre of 80s rock and roll. But will rock god Stacee Jaxx derail their love story?

Bring your bestie and dance in the aisles to big 80s hits from Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Extreme, David Lee Roth, Night Ranger, Styx and many more. Shows run February 9 - 12 and 16 - 19. Tickets on sale now!

Genres: Musical
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The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day)

St. Albert Dinner Theatre
St. Albert

Gramps and Gran yearn for the romance of their younger days while their daughter-in-law, Paulette,
and her husband, Henry, deal with his lack of interest in sex. Meanwhile, Paulette's daughter is being coached to dress in revealing clothing to attract men by her Aunt Jean who is a divorcee and secretly jealous of her sister’s long-term marriage.
Will Gran and Gramps come to terms with the challenges of senior sex?
Will Paulette discover why her loving, devoted husband can’t bring himself to be intimate with her?
Will the plan to have Jean date Henry work out the way Paulette hopes?

February 9-25, 2023
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Dinner starts at 6:45 pm
Show starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets are $65 plus GST

Genres: Comedy
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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts

A Rosebud School of the Arts (RSA) movement show. The true story of a Rosebud student's courageous journey from an orphanage in Haiti to a new life in Canada, told through music, poetry, and dance.

“Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”, offers audiences a unique and personal perspective on the struggles and triumphs of one young woman searching to find her place in the world”, said Deanne Bertsch, who devised and choreographed the show. Through powerful movement and thought-provoking poetry, the show explores themes of identity, family, and the human spirit. The movement on stage is supported by a live band playing the music of David Gray.

The show runs February 10th & 11th with performances at 1:30pm & 8:00pm each day. Tickets are $63.00 and include a buffet meal at the Rosebud Mercantile. The buffet opens at 11am for matinees and 5:30pm for evenings. $10 from every ticket will go towards supporting students on their theatre study trips to Canada’s West Coast and London, England.

To Book Tickets call 1-800-267-7553!

Genres: World Premiere, Storytelling, Physical/Movement-based
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Studio Theatre, University of Alberta Department of Drama

Written by: Eugène IONESCO
Translation by: Martin CRIMP
Directed by: Jake Planinc
February 9–18, 2023 | Timms Centre for the Arts

Eugène Ionseco’s parabolic drama Rhinoceros (1959) follows everyman Bérenger as his community is overrun with “rhinoceritis.” As he watches the world change around him, Bérenger must find inspiration and take control of his life. Ionesco’s breakneck masterpiece is an indictment of complacency, extremism, and mob mentality, as well as an invitation to individual action in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

Preview: February 9, 2023
Matinee: February 16, 2023
Evening performances: 7:30pm
Matinee performance: 12:30pm

No performance on Sunday February 12.

Genres: Drama

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