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The Spinsters

Presented by Edmonton Fringe Theatre
  • Small Matters Productions
  • Written & performed by Christine Lesiak & Tara Travis
  • Directed by Jan Selman
  • Puppetry direction by Jeny Cassady
  • Dramaturged by Suzie Martin
  • Movement and choreography by Ainsley Hillyard
  • Production management, technical direction, and stage management by Kat Evans
  • Costume design by Adam Dickson with Ian Walker
  • Set and prop design by Ian Walker with Adam Dickson
  • Mechanical design and effects by Ian Walker
  • Puppet design & build by Dusty Hagerüd & Steven Snider
  • Original composition and sound design by Michael Caron
  • Additional music by Lindsay Walker
  • Lighting design by Nico Weismiller
  • Additional costume sewing by Martha Pandelo Salgado, Valentine Valor, Chanelle Picazo, Kevin Kreisz, & Renda Rico
  • Production assistance by Carson Gervais
  • Graphic illustration Kurt Firla
  • Creation workshop directors Suzie Martin & Jeny Cassady
  • Dramaturgy and mentorship support from David van Belle, though the Alberta Playwrights Network and RBC Playwrights Mentorship Program.
  • Character development support from Deanna Fleysher & Jan Henderson
  • Early movement consultation with Jake Hastey
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Cinderella’s Ugly Stepsisters. This time, it’s their ball.
The Ugly Stepsisters cordially invite you back to the Palace, just like the good old days. Doesn’t everyone love a ball? The pageantry, the elegance, the romance… but their ball, their rules, and the world’s most infamous step-siblings are ready to dish the dirt. What scandals hide within the glittering facade? What was Cinderella really like? Are the stepsisters really vapid? Vindictive?… Victims?
The Spinsters is a seductive feast featuring mesmerizing movement, magical dresses, and stunning shadow puppetry. It’s a deliciously disruptive dark comedy for adults brought to life by some of the most innovative designers and creators from across Western Canada.
Runtime: Approximately 75 minutes.
Recommended for ages 14+.
PLEASE NOTE: The Spinsters contains many mature themes. Read content descriptions HERE.

Language: English


  • Comedy
  • Dramedy
  • Puppetry

Community: Edmonton

Start Date: January 16, 2024
Closing Date: January 27, 2024

  • Dark Mondays
  • Dark Sundays

Fringe Theatre Arts Barn: Westbury Theatre
10330 84 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9
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Tickets available at the door based on availability

Production Accessibility Features: Accessible Seating, Aide Ticket Available, American Sign Language, Relaxed Performance, Gender Neutral Washrooms, PWYC or Special Ticket Prices, Mobility Accessibility Considerations (see below)

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Please note: Smoke / Fog is used in the performance

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