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News from NLT

March 8, 2016

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. Coming up Next: THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX
  2. Duo-Show Pass
  3. It's Back! The NLT Annual Online Silent Auction!
  4. Northern Light Theatre's Summer Performance Camps for Young People Returns this August
  5. Volunteer with us!
  6. Great shows to check out in March

Coming Up Next at Northern Light Theatre

Flora & Fawna

"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.

Directed by Trevor Schmidt
Featuring Brian Dooley and Manon Beaudoin
Stage Managed by Molly Pearson
Set and Costume Design by Trevor Schmidt
Lighting Design by Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull
Sound Design and Composition by Darrin Hagen
Video Design by Matthew Schuurman

Plays in English: March 29, March 31, April 3, April 6, April 8, April 9 at 7:30pm


Meet the Cast of The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux

Brian Dooley- NARCISSE MONDOUX

Brian Dooley is
NARCISSE MONDOUX

Brian Dooley is an award winning actor and producer.  During the last 30 years  Brian has worked throughout the country and abroad. His skills include directing, writing, producing and performing in a variety of media including radio, animation, film, television and the theatre. Trained and educated at the National Theatre School and Bishop’s University, Brian is currently Artistic Director  of L’Unithéâtre as well as  Director of Play Development at The Citadel Theatre. He has worked  in a variety of shows in several theatres across the country.   Brian draws  inspiration from the Mexican playwright Victor Banda’s fervent  message: “The theatre moves, illuminates, disquiets, disturbs, lifts the spirit, reveals, provokes and violates conventions. It is a conversation shared with society. Theatre is the first art to confront emptiness, shadows and silence to make words, movement, lights and life surge forth.”

Manon Beaudoin- LAURENCIENNE ROBICHAUD

Manon Beaudoin is
LAURENCIENNE ROBICHAUD

Manon Beaudoin has been involved in the Edmonton theatre community for almost twenty years. During that time she worked as an actor, director, writer and translator.  She has worked with many  different companies, including L’Unithéâtre, Northern Light Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, La Troupe du Jour (Saskatoon),  and La Seizième (Vancouver).  As a writer, her plays include:  Amour, tu m’attires Marie Brüner ; Terre bleue Dans les bras d’un géant ;  Glorious Liars ; and La Maison rouge.  Her translations include: Vern Thiessen’s Einstein’s Gift, The Domino Heart by Mathew Edison, Jewel by Joan MacLeod as well as some of her own.  In 2002, life brought changes necessitating a completely different direction.   In 2004, Manon relocated to Montreal where she works as a massage therapist but continues to write and translate.  She is currently working on a project titled, Une forêt sur la langue.


A major prop for THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX is a grey and blue sweater.  We asked local stage manager and theatre artist, Anna Davidson to create us a hand made sweater for the show. 

Check out Anna’s progress!

A major prop for THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX is a grey and blue sweater

A major prop for THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX is a grey and blue sweater

A major prop for THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX is a grey and blue sweater

A major prop for THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX is a grey and blue sweater

Anna owns a business called The Alberta Yarn Project, which specializes in local yarn.  The Alberta Yarn Project hosts monthly “Craft and Draught Nights” where you can sip local beer and work on your knitting projects!  For more information about The Alberta Yarn Project visit www.albertayarnproject.com

The Alberta Yarn Project

Want to party with NLT for the rest of the season? Our DUO-SHOW PASS is a fantastic deal!

DUO-SHOW PASS

Northern Light Theatre’s Online Auction returns

Northern Light Theatre’s Online Auction

Northern Light Theatre has your hook up for the finest locally-made gifts, fine dining and works of art.  Browse and bid from the comfort of your own home!  Every item is online. 

Here’s a sneak peak of some of our beautiful items:

Gift certificates from

Northern Light Theatre’s Online Auction

What is Carbon Environment Boutique?

Carbon offers only sustainable, ethical, non toxic and, whenever possible, local goods.

Check out our video

Find out more about Carbon Environment Boutique by visiting: www.carbonboutique.com


A Bloom Box from

Northern Light Theatre’s Online Auction

What’s a Bloom Box?

FaBLOOMosity has always been synonymous with weddings and corporate events.  But people didn't seem to realize that we do everyday arrangements and occasions as well.  So we have started a new division under FAB, Bloom Bar by FaBLOOMosity Floral Atelier.  As for the Box itself, this was a brainstorming session, and as we were trying to "think outside the box" it kind of dawned on us, why not stay inside a box, and the rest is history.

Check out our video

The best part of the new space is that we have so much more work space.  We had already outgrown the Mercer and things were getting quite crowded, and as the company was growing it just wasn't working for us anymore.  Plus, now we have tons of free parking right at our front door, which makes things so much easier for our clients.

The thing that is essential to FAB's arrangements is creativity. There is no one set style, shape, colour or flower that we just have to have.  We embrace all of it and completely customize to what our clients are looking for.  This way everyone gets exactly what they want, and it is always unique and special just for them.

Find out more about FaBLOOMosity at www.fabloomosity.com

Summer Performance Camps for Young People

Northern Light Theatre is delighted to announce the return of our Performance Camps for Young People for the thirteenth summer!

HE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

This summer we are pleased to announce that Maralyn Ryan will be doing:  THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

This adaption of Mark Twain’s classic story features the hilarious antics of the mischievous Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn whose many adventures have forever thrilled people of all ages! After witnessing a crime, Tom and Huck embark on a string of wild escapades that include a Becky Thatcher, an Aunt Polly, an Indian Joe, as well as a huge gang of characters. The thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, the excitement of  discovering real treasure- scene after scene celebrates the energy and glorious possibilities of youth!

Tom lives adventure to the fullest - it’s true!
And there’s a part in this adventure for you!

Camps for ages 5-17.

Camp registration begins April 1, 20016 online at www.northernlighttheatre.com or over the phone at (780) 471-1586

Volunteer with NLT!

Casino Volunteers

Northern Light Theatre is looking for a few good volunteers to help us out at our next events.

Our casino takes place on May 24 & 25 at Century Casino in Edmonton. Afternoon and evening/late night shifts are available!

Bingo Volunteers

Our next bingo is on Thursday, April 21 from 11:00 am- 3:45 pm at Caesar’s Bingo in West Edmonton Mall. 

Our volunteers are treated to dinner, a ticket to an upcoming NLT show and awesome prizes from our sponsors.  To volunteer please contact Ellen Chorley, artisticassociate@northernlighttheatre.com

Northern Light Theatre is pleased to work on some exciting theatre projects this March. Check out Trevor and Ellen’s upcoming projects!

HEATHERS:  The Musical

HEATHERS:  The Musical
Directed by Trevor Schmidt

March 30- April 9, 2016
MacEwan University Theatre Arts

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D.

Tickets: $15.00 to $20.00 (depending on event date, time, and ticket type). Visit Tix on the Square to purchase online.


HEATHERS:  The Musical

BUST ‘EM UP BURLESQUE
by Ellen Chorley

March 16-19, 2016
Citadel Theatre

They were organized, they were cunning, they were ruthless and they looked great in a pair of silk stockings. From Edmonton’s Send in the Girls Burlesque the theatre company that created the sold out, held over, awarding winning Tudor Queens: A Burlesque, A Brontë Burlesque and The Hollywoodland Burlesques comes the little known story of the Forty Elephants Gang, a girl-gang of jazz follies in 1920s London who looked like heaven but raised hell. It’s true crime meets striptease with some bad ass flapper feminism thrown in for good measure…

Call 780.425.1820 or go to www.citadeltheatre.com for tickets now!

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