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March 10, 2015

The Pink Unicorn

Thank you for joining us!

On behalf of the staff and board of Northern Light Theatre and the cast, crew and creative team of THE PINK UNICORN, we would like to thank our audiences for their enthusiastic attendance at the show this blustery February.

We also would like to thank everyone who took the time to recommend the show to friends and family or reach out to us with heartfelt words and feedback on how the show affected you.

From the moment our Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt discovered Elise Forier Edie's play, we have been in love with the script and the character of Trisha Lee. We are so excited that we had the opportunity to share this beautiful story with our community.

For buying a ticket, attending a talk back, tweeting and Facebooking and for sitting in our audience- thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Making theatre in Edmonton is our pink unicorn.

The Pink Unicorn

What YOU Had to say about The Pink Unicorn

Our audiences weigh in…

“I love everything about Elise Forier Edie’s script and the way one-woman powerhouse Louise Lambert performed it."

“the best piece of theatre I have seen in a long time. It opened my heart and mind, made me laugh and fall in love and weep like a slobbering infant. Nights like this at the theatre are a wonderful source of inspiration and a reminder of why art is awesome and makes life better”

“one of the best things I've seen in this town”

“without a doubt one of the best shows I've ever seen”

“a valuable discussion-starter”

“Go. See. Be impressed. Beautiful story, hilariously told.”

“The MUST SEE play of the year”

“Everyone needs to see this and let it inspire conversation and action”

“My heart is in pieces and yet so full.”

“Relevant, sensitive, courageous, beautiful, and utterly heartening--shows like these are how theatre can bring community together and foster loving change.”

“I loved The Pink Unicorn - every bit of it.”

“It's f*%king brilliant”


We were so excited about our Salon events for Pink Shirt Day, the Director’s Circle and the Thursday Night Talk Back.  We had over 40 people stay each evening! Thank you so much to our speakers Ruth Dyck-Fehderau, Laurie Blakeman and Courtney Cliff for giving us so much to chat about.

Thank you to our Salon Event Sponsors for providing us with delicious treats and great wine at our Opening Night party, Director’s Circle and Talk Backs.

Salon Event Sponsors


If you missed the show, here's a few reviews to check out:

PREVIEWS

Edmonton Journal
In a conservative Christian town, with white picket fences and flags on July 4, there’s a price to be paid, in social ostracism, for supporting a renegade. And Trish the devoted mother is up against it. “She’s bigoted, a little bit racist, judgmental; at one point she says ‘I hate diversity’,” smiles Lambert of the character she’s embraced. “And still you just love her!”
See full review here

Vue Weekly
“At the time, I thought it was something really interesting about gender and the idea of people being gender-neutral, and how we’re moving into a society that I think is redefining what gender is,” he says. “But then, in November of this year, when things started going really crazy with the GSA stuff, I was like, ‘Oh my god, we’re hitting the zeitgeist!”
See full review here

REVIEWS

Edmonton Sun
...any outline of the story in a short review can't possibly give you the richness and depth of Edie's play, Trevor Schmidt's sympathetic production and Lambert's compelling performance… Her Trisha thinks of herself as "dumb," and sometimes she can't find the right words but in the final moments the words are there and the actress will bring tears to your eyes. Five stars.
See full review here

Vue Weekly
...in The Pink Unicorn, and much to her chagrin, Trisha Lee finds herself on the dividing edge of LGBTQ issues when her daughter cuts off her hair, comes out as genderqueer and attempts to form a GSA at the high school. Mother ends up stuck between the church-going crowd she’s always happily been a part of and her daughter’s explorations of a spectrum she didn’t even know existed, much less understands.
See full review here

THEATRE BLOGS

After the House Lights
I love everything about Elise Forier Edie’s script and the way one-woman powerhouse Louise Lambert performed it.
See full review here

Ephemeral Pleasures Theatre Blog
It is an impressive solo performance of a good script, it is a story of contemporary queer lives that has a happy ending, it is a celebration of family love and personal growth that are not in contradiction, it is enjoyable for people who are familiar with LGBTQ issues and those who are not, and it is a valuable discussion-starter that has had me thinking ever since.
See full review here

Finster Finds Theatre Blog
This is a play for every parent and child… I think everyone with a child 15+ should think about taking them to it. It's for the parent who couldn't understand their child as they grew and the child who didn't realize what their parent was going through. And I don't just mean parents of gay or gender queer children, it's for every parent because your children are going to be who they are and you can't control that, but you can accept them regardless of what they turn out to be. I highly recommend.
See full review here

The Pink Unicorn

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