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Northern Light Theatre's 2014-2015 Season
Girls/ Boys // Boys / Girls

Edmonton Journal - Northern Light Theatre tackles gender issues

SUBSCRIPTION FORM

Northern Light Theatre’s 2014-2015 season will challenge audiences with plays on the tipping point. Hailed as “one of Edmonton theatre’s most consistently surprising little companies,” and known for producing provocative, unique and innovative work, all three plays in the upcoming season include discussions surrounding gender, transgender and gender norms. 

With three plays that include challenging conversations, Northern Light Theatre is delighted to unveil our new salon-style events which provoke further dialogue and discussion.

SPECIAL SALON-STYLE EVENTS

Director’s Circle Saturday- Join Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt as he takes you through the ins and outs of the play.  Where did he find the script?  Why did he choose the play?  How does it fit into the season?  (First Saturday evening of the run)

Two-For- One Tuesday- See the show with a friend for the price of a single ticket.

Wednesday Salon- Special guest speakers join us pre or post show for tasty treats and chats about issues surrounding the play

Talk Back Thursday- Actors and designers working on the project will join the audience after the performance to take questions and discuss the play.  (Second Thursday evening of the run)

Booty Call Friday Night- Join us late night for a performance and pre-show cocktails.  (Second Friday of the run, 11:30 pm performance)

SUBSCRIBER PERKS

Northern Light Theatre is also pleased to offer the following subscriber perks:

Advance Seat Reservation- Subscribers get first dibs on the best seats in the house.  Simply call our office to book your seats in advance, no need to wait in line for front row seats!

Bring A Guest- We wanna meet your friends! NLT Subscribers get a complimentary ticket to one of the shows in our 2014-2015 so they can bring a date to share the play

Meet Our Friends- NLT subscribers receive 10% off their single ticket purchase to any show in L’Unitheatre’s 2014-2015 season

THE LINEUP

SPACE // SPACE by Jason Craig
November 21- November 29, 2014 (Preview November 20)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

"I wake up as a girl. With girl bits and pieces. And you tell me to just ignore it? I used to be your brother." -Penryn

Brothers Lumus and Penryn have been shot out into space as specimens of the past. In the three years they've been afloat, Lumus has stayed awake to perfect his stand-up routine and Penryn has been in a deep sleep. Now Penryn is awake and things have… shifted. Penryn has girl parts and Lumus' teeth are rapidly falling out. How can they be specimens of the past if things have changed so drastically?

THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie
February 20-February 28, 2015 (Preview February 19)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

"How on God's green earth can you be both a boy and a girl?" - Trisha Lee

Trisha Lee, a Christian widow living in a small Texas town, finds herself grappling with fear, confusion and ostracism when her teenage daughter announces she is "gender queer" and is starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school. When the school principal rejects the GSA's application for inclusion as a school club, Trisha must choose sides in her rapidly dividing town.

CHRISTINA / PHILIPPE by Per Brask
May 1-May 10, 2015 (Preview April 30)
Westbury Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue
Presented as part of the Fringe Theatre Adventures Arts at the Barns Series

"We both know that I want to be a man and you want to be a woman, it doesn't necessarily mean that I want to play head games." –Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden, who dressed and lived as a man, and Philippe, the Duc D'Orleans and brother to King Louis XIV, who dressed as a woman, are locked in a battle of wits and wills. Christina/ Philippe by Per Brask is a sensory event made up of a mixture of music, live singing, and verbatim interviews culminating to answer the ultimate question- "Do you dare to be who you really are?"

Stay tuned for the reveal of our 2014-2015 website!  www.northernlighttheatre.com

SUMMER PERFORMANCE CAMPS

Spots are still available in our Summer Performance Camps for Young People.

Northern Light Theatre is delighted to present “The Piper” at Performance Camps for Young People this summer. Now in its ninth year, Northern Light Theatre’s performance camps are Edmonton’s only summer theatre camp to combine a classic tale with history for a unique blend of education, performance and AWESOMENESS.

Accomplished Theatre Artist and arts educator, Maralyn Ryan, returns to direct the troupe of young aspiring performers through their theatrical journey. The students are given the opportunity to explore singing, acting and movement as they rehearse an original play adapted from a significant time in history. Other classes include improvisation, theatre games, acting techniques which stoke the imagination and enhance ensemble work.

For more information on the Performance Camps for Young People please call Northern Light Theatre (780) 471-1586, e-mail nltartisticassociate@gmail.com or visit www.northernlighttheatre.com.

Camp I

Ages 5-9

Dates

August 5-8, 2014 (performance Friday, August 8, 2014)

Ages

5-9 year olds

Time

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)

Place

Pleasentview Community Hall (10860-57 Avenue, Edmonton)

Fee

$125.00

Registration form

Camp II

Ages 10-17

Dates

Two Week Camp: August 11-22, 2014 (performances Friday, August 22, 2014)

Ages

10-17 year olds

Time

9:30 am -3:30 pm (additional supervision half an hour before and after camp)

Place

Pleasentview Community Hall (10860-57 Avenue, Edmonton)

Fee

$440.00

Registration form

LAST CHANCE FOR SIX PACK

Want a taste of the Edmonton theatre season, but don’t want to commit to full subscriptions to all of the companies?  Edmonton’s Theatre Six Pack offers a chance to check out six shows from six outstanding, local theatre companies:  Walterdale Theatre, Studio Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro LaQuindincia, Workshop West Theatre and Northern Light Theatre. 

Only 25 passes remain- check out Tix on the Square for more details.

THE BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT

Coming soon, check out NLT's Battle for the Limelight fundraiser.

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

Northern Light Theatre would like to extend a hearty thank you to our awesome volunteers who donated over three hundred hours of their time to helping us at our 2014 Casino in July.  Thanks so much for your support!

John Quinn
Lori Mienhart
John Bozocea
Karen Bozocea
Maggie Baird
Cara Paul
Sean DeWitt
Gina Moe
Ellen Chorley
Ian Jackson

David Johnston
Catherine Wenschlag
Sue Quon
Julie Ferguson
Erin Valentine
Katrina Beatty
Ashley Pearce
Steven MacDougall
Maralyn Ryan
…and anyone we may have missed!

JOIN US AT FRINGE

Jonesing for some NLT action this summer?  Come get “Fringed and Confused” with us at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival from August 14-24, 2014.  For more information on the Edmonton Fringe, click here:  www.fringetheatre.ca

FLORA AND FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP

Presented by GUYS IN DISGUISE

written, directed and starring Trevor Schmidt (NLT Artistic Director) and Darrin Hagen

Flora and Fawna are friends and comrades. In the interests of creating a safe place for girls just like them (and their odd friend Fleurette), they are launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. Inside the Magic Fairy Ring, you can develop wilderness survival skills, collect badges as you progress, and learn some new campfire songs. No Mean Girls Allowed.

For more information, click:  www.guysindisguise.com

THE HOLLYWOODLAND BURLESQUES

Presented by SEND IN THE GIRLS BURLESQUE

by Ellen Chorley (NLT Artistic Associate)

Sex, murder, suicide, secrets- why go to the pictures when they’re playing out in real life? Welcome to the City of Scandal where gossip is a commodity, where publicity is power and movie starlets are products not people. Welcome to Hollywoodland where everyone pays the price of fame.  Creators of the sold-out, held over, award winning “Tudor Queens: A Burlesque”  and “A Bronte Burlesque,” Send in the Girls return to the Fringe to bring their brand of history meets strip show with the real life story of Hedda Hopper, Peg Entwistle, Jean Harlow, Paul Bern and Louella Parsons, the Queen of Hollywood Gossip.

For more information, click:  www.sendinthegirlsburlesque.com

THE EUPHORIANS

Presented by TEATRO LAQUINDINCIA

by Stewart Lemoine
Stage managed by Gina Moe (NLT General Manager)

In this vivacious romp, a Viennese psychiatrist is driven to distraction by his obsession with a woman who may only exist in the dreams of one of his patients. Two of Teatro’s most deftly amusing young leading men, Andrew MacDonald-Smith and Mathew Hulshof, whoop it up with a formidably charming quartet of ladies: Shannon Blanchet, Amber Bissonnette, Belinda Cornish, and Jenny McKillop.

For information, click: http://teatroq.com/Teatro/The_Euphorians.html

HER MARK

by Michael Crummey
Directed by Trevor Schmidt (NLT Artistic Director)

The poetry of Newfoundland poet Michael Crummey comes to the stage to reveal the secret lives of a family of women- their hopes, their dreams and the harsh life of women in a world of men and nature. From many of the team that brought Fringe/Sterling hit THE WORLD'S WIFE. Cast:  Cheryl Jameson, Linda Grass, Clarice Eckford, Jayce McKenzie

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