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October 23, 2015

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. Only three more performances left for THE GOOD BRIDE by Rosemary Rowe
  2. Check out our stellar reviews for THE GOOD BRIDE
  3. Join us for Booty Call- Friday, October 23 at 11:30 pm
  4. 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)
  5. Edmonton’s vibrant theatre scene!

Three more shows!

The Good Bride

THE GOOD BRIDE  by Rosemary Rowe

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

The critics agree! 

Check out our three stellar reviews from the Edmonton Journal, Vue Weekly and After the Houselights Theatre Blog.


“Rombough’s tour de force comic performance is believable at every turn.”
EDMONTON JOURNAL


"Rosemary Rowe’s The Good Bride is among the most sharp, funny scripts about faith you’re likely to find: as a critique of a belief system it’s skillful, aimed not at the believer but the power and gender dynamics it justifies, and of a teenager’s uncertainty in the face of adulthood’s mysteries."
VUE WEEKLY


"What’s been written about the experience of women who follow the Independent Baptist faith makes it seem as though they have blind obedience to their faith, but The Good Bride shows the humanity of someone who does truly believe but has to reconcile the questions she has with her faith. ....Arielle nails that sense of being boy-crazy, being cooped up in a room for 9 hours a day, and nervous energy coming from not knowing what’s next for her. Not to mention her comedic timing delivering Maranatha’s lines about the questions she has about sex with all the seriousness of a 15-year-old on the verge of getting married."

AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS

The Good Bride

Audience Feedback has been outstanding! 

Here’s a sampling of what our audiences have been saying about the show:


Last night we saw The Good Bride, from Northern Light Theatre, directed by Trevor Schmidt and written by Rosemary Rowe. It is a one-woman show, splendidly carried by the faerie-like Arielle Rombough.  The premise is that 15-year-old Maranatha is waiting, in her wedding dress, at another parishioner's house, for her 29-year-old bridegroom to be brought to her by her father, the pastor of a strange contemporary Baptist sect (think the Duggars). Therefore watch, for you do not know the day, nor the hour." Matthew 25:13. She is to be ready between the hours of 3 pm and midnight every day in her homemade wedding dress, waiting. At first, Maranatha is a giggling bundle of nervous delight…but as the days go on, she begins to fray, and the dress begins to reek.. The playwright deftly shows us what a sojourn into the wilderness can exact upon a person, without ever condemning her faith or her purpose.  Want to see what Sterling award level performance and direction and writing looks like? Walk, don't run….and get your tickets! This is A MARVELLOUS THEATRE EXPERIENCE.
– Janice MacDonald


Here's something, @NLTEdmonton's THE GOOD BRIDE has me thinking about Keeping Sweet, Niqabs, and the patriarchy... #yegtheatre Good show! 
- Kristen Finlay


Loved chatting with @savanna_harvey about @NLTEdmonton's The Good Bride & hey! It's on video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GrVkIkgsaw …
- Jenna Marynowksi


Hey, Christian people in Edmonton who like theatre should go see @NLTEdmonton 's the Good Bride. Brilliant and thought provoking.
– Dan Taylor


Well worth seeing.
- Laurel Sproule


… phenomenal show. I was riveted. You cats at NLT need to have a round of back pats...or (more fittingly) hand jobs.
– Cody Porter


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The Good Bride
Late Night Performance Tonight at 11:30 pm!

Booty Call Performance

Booty Call Performance

Friday, October 23, 2015
(10:30 pm Cocktails and Mingling, 11:30 pm show)

Set the stage for some late night fun with Northern Light Theatre.  All attendees of our Late Night Booty Call performance will be entered to win a prize gift basket from Lacombe Park Spirits, the Travelling Tickle Trunk and the Silk Road.

Subscriptions now on sale for our 40TH Anniversary Season!

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

NLT's 40th Season

ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT!  Buy your subscription with The Good Bride and you can add on Flora & Fawna for only $15.00!

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

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

“My mom says that there will always be conflict in our lives.  No matter how nice and good and decent we are.  My other mother says ‘sometimes people treat you poopy for no reason.’ But she didn’t say poopy.”

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! 

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


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. 
                                                                                   
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Already got your tickets to THE GOOD BRIDE and looking for some more theatre to check out?  May we recommend…

LES BLUES DES OUBLIEES

L'UniThéâtre presents

LES BLUES DES OUBLIÉES by Pierrette Requier

(presented in French with English subtitles)
October 14-17 and October 21-24, 2015
Tickets

 

BEYOND THERAPY

Studio Theatre presents

BEYOND THERAPY by Christopher Durang

October 15 - 24, 2015
Tickets

 

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Theatre Network presents

THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown

October 29- November 15, 2015
Tickets

 

CADAVERET: A Two-Night Halloween Debacle

Cadaveret Company and Friends present

CADAVERET: A Two-Night Halloween Debacle

October 30-31, 2015
Tickets

Northern Light Theatre's Artistic Associate Ellen Chorley performs with her burlesque troupe Send in the Girls Burlesque on October 30!

 

DEAD CENTRE OF TOWN

Catch the Keys Productions presents

DEAD CENTRE OF TOWN at Fort Edmonton Park

October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2015
Tickets

 

THE BEST BROTHERS

Shadow Theatre presents

THE BEST BROTHERS by Daniel MacIvor

October 28- November 15, 2015
Tickets

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