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News from NLT

September 28, 2015

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. Online sales for subscriptions, donations and single tickets are now available
  2. How to Subscribe to Northern Light Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season, including your last chance to buy a discounted ticket with your season subscription to Flora & Fawna’s Field Trip! (with Fleurette)
  3. Meet the Playwright- Part One of our Exclusive Interview with The Good Bride Playwright, Rosemary Rowe
  4. Notice of Northern Light Theatre’s Annual General Meeting
  5. We're moving! A New Office for NLT

Online Tickets, Subscriptions and Donations are all in one place on our new website!

Buy Tickets

How to Purchase Subscriptions Online

  1. Go to www.northernlighttheatre.com
  2. Under the TICKETS tab click on the pink button that says BUY TICKETS, this will redirect you to our online ticket sales page
  3. At the very top of the page there is a grey bar with three options:  TICKETS, DONATIONS and SUBSCRIPTIONS
  4. Buying a subscription is your best and most cost effective way to guarantee tickets to all four shows in our 2015-2016 season
  5. Under the SUBSCRIPTIONS tab there is a drop down menu which gives you all of our options for various subscriptions including Preview night, Opening Night, Adult, Student and Senior.  Each option can be purchased with or without the $15.00 add-on performance of “Flora & Fawna’s Field Trip!  (with Fleurette)”
  6. Under the second drop down meu, choose how many passes you would like to purchase
  7. Click on the green ADD TO CART button, this will send your to our payment page
  8. On our payment page there will be an itemized list of all of the subscription passes you are purchasing.  If you need to double check that you have purchased the correct pass, click on the name of the pass and a pop up window will provide you details about what the pass includes.  If you need to remove any of the passes you have picked, click REMOVE beside the pass you wish to remove
  9. Click on the green CHECK OUT & PAY button
  10. In order for us to book your tickets under your name, our system requires you to sign in.  If you have NEVER, NEVER, EVER attended a Northern Light theatre performance before, you can sign in as a NEW PATRON.  If you have attended a NLT performance before, you are likely already in our data base, so sign in under FORGOT MY PASSWORD and it will allow you to set up your account with a temporary password
  11. After entering your password, you will be taken to a secure payment page where you can purchase your subscription!

Subscriptions now on sale for our 40TH Anniversary Season!

NLT's 40th Season

Subscriptions now on sale for our 2015-2016 40th Anniversary Season.

Our 2015-2016 Season Subscriptions include tickets to The Good Bride, The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux, and Wish

THE GOOD BRIDE
by Rosemary Rowe

October 16 - 24, 2015  (Preview October 15)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“Sometimes we don’t know God’s timing and we have to be at peace with His decisions for our lives, just as I have to be perfectly at peace waiting for my wedding.  But Satan is always whispering in my ear, sowing doubt.”

Every night from 3 p.m. to midnight, fifteen year old Maranatha Graham puts on her homemade wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her groom Pete picks her up from the Pullman's house, where Daddy sent her to wait. Pete could arrive at any moment. But as her wait wears on, Maranatha has an increasingly difficult time ignoring Satan's whisperings…

THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX
by Gratien Gélinas, translated by Linda Gaboriau

March 31 - April 9, 2016 (Preview March 29) 
L'Uni Théâtre 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury

“Even if I can’t give you the moon, maybe I can catch you a shooting star.”

Narcisse Mondoux, retired Master Plumber, sets out to woo the recently widowed Laurencienne Robichaud- at her husband's funeral. Thinking he knows the secret to her heart, he soon discovers that she is a liberated woman who intends to fulfill her secret ambition by herself. 
A co-production with L'Uni Théâtre. 

WISH
based on the novel by Peter Goldsworthy adapted for the stage by Humphrey Bower

April 29 - May 7, 2016 (Preview April 28)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“She’s not a beast.  She’s a person.“

J.J., the hearing son of deaf parents, agrees to teach sign language to the mysterious Eliza, a gorilla rescued from a research lab by animal rights activists. Eliza demonstrates a gift for signing and bonds passionately with her new teacher until they face an ethical conundrum. 
A co-production with Good Women Dance Collective.

AN EXTRA ANNIVERSARY GIFT! As a special offer to NLT subscribers, you can also add Flora & Fawna's Field Trip! (with Fleurette) to your 2015-2016 season subscription for only $15.00!

FLORA AND FAWNA’S FIELD TRIP! (WITH FLEURETTE)

Flora & Fawna's Field Trip

Flora & Fawna's Field Trip

Flora & Fawna's Field Trip

LAST CHANCE FOR $15.00 TICKETS WITH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!  Get them before they’re gone!

FLORA AND FAWNA’S FIELD TRIP! (WITH FLEURETTE)
by Darrin Hagen & Trevor Schmidt

January 15-23, 2016 (Preview January 14) 
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“It’s amazing how much innuendo you can cram into a show about preteen girls going camping.”  - VUE WEEKLY

Best friends Flora and Fawna (along with their pal, Fleurette) are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. Come inside the Magic Fairy Ring, and you'll develop wilderness survival skills, collect badges, and learn new campfire songs. No Mean Girls Allowed! 


SUBSCRIPTION PRICES
Opening Night Subscription $75.00
Adult Subscription $70.00
Student /Senior Subscription $50.00
Preview Night Subscription $36.00
2015-2016 Subscriptions do not include tickets to our exclusive performance of FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP! (WITH FLEURETTE).  To add on this production, add $15.00 to your subscription price. 
                                                                                   
CLICK HERE to go directly to online sales.

Meet Rosemary Rowe

Rosemary Rowe

Rosemary Rowe - Playwright of THE GOOD BRIDE

Northern Light Theatre is delighted to present the world premiere of THE GOOD BRIDE by Rosemary Rowe running October 15-24, 2015.  Over the next few newsletters, we’ll share our interview with Rosemary.

TREVOR:  Tell me about how you became interested in the Fundamentalist Baptist faith. Was it the Duggars?  Or- didn't you get hooked on Stay-At-Home Daughter websites?  Lead us down your twisted path...

ROSEMARY:  My whole Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Church/Quiverfull/Christian homeschool/purity ball obsession started with a great article in my favourite feminist magazine, Bitch. The article was called “The Troubling Rise of Stay-at-Home Daughters”. Here are the SAHD Coles Notes: these young ladies are fundamentalist Christians who choose to remain at home after completing their home school education rather than going off to college.

They spend their days learning the gentle arts of thrifty domesticity from their mothers, reading the bible and taking care of their (multitude of) younger siblings while cultivating "a servant's heart" in preparation for fulfilling their biblical roles as women - becoming heart surgeons. HAHAHAHAAA! Just kidding. They are training to become helpmeets to godly men.
These girls stay at home - as looooong as it takes - under the authority of their fathers - until they marry and their father transfers his authority to their new husband! For real - it's part of the wedding ceremony.

But here's the most awesome thing - a bunch of these stay-at-home daughters have blogs! And despite their thrifty fundie ways, they all seem to have really excellent cameras with which to document the day-to-day minutiae of their at-home daughter existences. Typical stay-at-home daughter blogs have names like Aspiring Homemaker, the Unliberated Woman, The Father Knows Best, Courageous Womanhood and Striving to Serve at Home.

I got totally hooked on these blogs. There was something so wholesome and simple about these girls and their baking and quilting and praying and striving to be patient with the Lord as He decides on the right timing for their Prince Charming to appear. I'm not sure why but their constant talk of "God's faithfulness in scripting my love story" very compelling. I guess it kind of reminded me of the "yearning for a simpler time" I would sometimes experience when I read old-fashioned books like Anne of Green Gables, where women’s lives contained very few choices. Basically, you rambled in the woods, married a nice local boy, pressed your own apple cider, popped out a lot of kids and didn't have to worry about anything, like voting or having rights.

Aside from the Quiverfull Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame, most people I talked to had never heard about the IFB culture but when I pinned them down and yapped at them about it for hours, they seemed FASCINATED. And as far as I knew, no one had really written a play about it yet. So I did.

Notice of our Annual General Meeting

JOIN US AT OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The staff and board of Northern Light Theatre send out an invitation to attend our annual general meeting on Monday, October 23 at 6:00 pm.

Location: our new office at #203, 10816A 82 Avenue

Please RSVP by October 10, 2015 to Ellen Chorley, Artistic Associate at artisticassociate@northernlighttheatre.com

For more information, please visit www.northernlighttheatre.com

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