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News from NLT

June 29, 2016

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. Northern Light Theatre at the Sterling Awards!
  2. We are Pleased to Announce our 2016-2017 Season!
  3. Northern Light Theatre’s Summer Performance Camps for Young People
  4. Get Ready Yeg Theatre… BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT: YEAR THREE
  5. GET INVOLVED! Volunteer with Northern Light Theatre!
  6. Northern Light Theatre at the Edmonton Fringe!

Northern Light Theatre at the Sterling Awards!

Northern Light Theatre is thrilled to announce that our production of THE GOOD BRIDE took home an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding New Play (Award to Playwright). Congratulations to our beautiful friend and incredible, hilarious playwright Rosemary Rowe for her work on the play!

The Good Bride

The Good Bride

Northern Light Theatre was delighted to gather with representatives from our staff and board and artistic team to celebrate the 2015-2016 theatre season for an evening of formal wear, fancy food and frolicking at the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards!

The Good Bride

THE GOOD BRIDE’s Sterling nominated Arielle Rombough with husband Chris Austman looking fabulous at the awards!

Ellen Chorley

Northern Light Theatre’s Ellen Chorley presents the award for Outstanding Fringe Actress!

Sterling Award

Sterling Statue for Outstanding New Work (Award to Playwright) goes to Rosemary Rowe!

Trevor Schmidt

Trevor Schmidt accepts the Outstanding New Work (Award to Playwright) on behalf of Rosemary Rowe.

NLT’s Trevor and Ellen

NLT’s Trevor and Ellen at the Sterlings!

We are Pleased to Announce our 2016-2017 Season!

Northern Light Theatre unveils its 41st anniversary season of producing challenging, exciting, dynamic and controversial works of live performance.  Riddled with untimely death, apprehension, anxiety and family secrets, the season will feature three plays – including two world premieres- that showcase what NLT does best: creating theatre with language rich texts that are dark, poetic, funny and which reflect a complex world and lead us to question our hierarchy of values.


SISTER, SISTER

by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich
October 28 - November 6, 2016 (Preview October 27)  
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue)

I’ll be honest. I’m doing well. Really well. But I’m not gonna pay one cent for her God damn funeral. Call the city. They’ll come, take the body, dump it in the ground before lunch. No charge.”

For Dirdra and Janice, Mom’s dead and it’s a great day. There’s going to be a celebration, and hopefully nothing will go flying out the window – including one of them. A viciously comic and tense fifteen-year reunion between two sisters on the day of their mother’s unforgettable death. Featuring Louise Lambert and Arielle Rombough.   World premiere.


ANXIETY

created by THEATRE YES, Northern Light Theatre, Theatre Skam, Outside the March, LoHiFi Productions, Curtain Razors and Théâtre à corps perdus
November 24 - December 4, 2016       Secret Location

“Between the land of the dead and the living is a door. And the door can swing in both directions. Knock- and Mr. Splitfoot will open the door...”

Our personal, secret catalogues of small terrors can move us from the rational to the irrational in mere moments. The way we choose to deal with our fear shapes our lives and the lives of those around us. Our choices to act or not act based on our irrational need to protect ourselves can take us to the heights of joy and plunge us into the depths of despair. Theatre Yes’s ANXIETY will challenge audiences to examine these phenomena through the prismatic lens of seven newly created Canadian plays. World premiere.


BONNIE & CLYDE 

The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical

book by Will Pomerantz, Andrew Herron & Doug Ritchie
music and lyrics by Andrew Herron & Doug Ritchie
May 5- May 21, 2017 (Preview May 4)   
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue)

Coulda lived some sixty years and straighter than an arrow, Toilin’ hard fer joy I’d never know
But in sixty years, the books’ll read that Clyde and Bonnie Barrow, They drew their lot- and that’s the way we’ll go!”

The infamous, depression-era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were considered ruthless murderers. But Bonnie and Clyde- the Two Person, Six Gun Musical examines the highly sensationalized pair from the angle of their love affair. Taking advantage of the many myths blended with historical facts, the pure fun two-person rip-roarin’ musical takes you on a fun and wild ride of romance, suspense and old-fashioned shoot-outs that tells the story of the infamous duo that led a nationwide crime spree from 1932 until 1934. Featuring Amanda Neufeld and Matthew Lindholm. Canadian Premiere.

Northern Light Theatre’s Summer Performance Camps for Young People

Summer Performance Camps for Young People

We still have spots available for both of our Summer Performance Camps!  Theatre Artist Maralyn Ryan leads young actors through play creation, theatre games, character arcs, music, dance and much more!  Spots available for ages 5-17! 

Visit us online at www.northernlighttheatre.com or call the office at (780) 471-1586.

Get Ready Yeg Theatre…
BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT:  YEAR THREE

BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Now with LESS walking and MORE challenges…

Sign up, make a team, collect pledges, volunteer and donate… all online at www.northernlighttheatre.com

Volunteer

GET INVOLVED! Volunteer with Northern Light Theatre!

Northern Light Theatre is always looking for volunteers for our bingos.  Our next bingos are
Monday, September 5 (LABOUR DAY MONDAY) and
Wednesday, October 12 from 11:00 am- 3:45 pm. 

Volunteers are treated to a free ticket to any show in our season, a free meal while volunteering and tons of other treats and goodies! 

To volunteer please contact Northern Light Theatre at artisticassociate@northernlighttheatre.com

Northern Light Theatre at the Edmonton Fringe!

The staff of Northern Light Theatre (Trevor Schmidt Gina Moe and Ellen Chorley) are all delighted to be involved with projects for the Edmonton International Fringe Festival playing in Old Strathcona August 11-21, 2016. 

Tickets are available at www.fringetheatre.ca starting August 1, 2016


PREPARE FOR THE WORST

Guys in Disguise Productions presents

PREPARE FOR THE WORST

by Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt
Starring Trevor Schmidt and Paul Welch

Wives and Mothers: Are you prepared for the Nuclear Holocaust? Is your Bomb Shelter in order? And your tinned food reserve? Most important: How does your hair look? Radiation is no excuse to look less than perfect. Preparing for the end of the world has ever been so much fun!


TRAIL AND ERROR

Northern Sabbatical Productions presents

TRAIL AND ERROR

by Linda Wood Edwards
A one-woman show starring Ellen Chorley

After a horrible year Linda challenges herself to do something even worse: the Chilkoot Trail. In bear and avalanche season. In borrowed boots. A century after the Klondike Gold Rush, we still hope for a better life at the end of the Trail. An almost true story.


WAYS AND MEANS / WE WERE  DANCING

WAYS AND MEANS / WE WERE DANCING

by Noel Coward
Stage Managed by Gina Moe

A bevy of Edmonton’s favourite theatre artists including Julien Arnold, Belinda Cornish, Oscar Derkx, Louise Lambert, Jana O’Connor, Garett Ross, and John Ullyatt grace the stage in two short plays by Noel Coward.   The sparkling glamour of the 1920’s is realized in these two quick witted comedies about love.


SHAKESPEARE’S SIRENS: A BURLESQUE REVUE

Send in the Girls Burlesque presents

SHAKESPEARE’S SIRENS:
A BURLESQUE REVUE

created by and starring Delia Barnett, Ellen Chorley, Chantel Hutchison, Sarah Jackson, C. J. Rowein and Morgan Smith
Choreography by Leah Paterson

Queen Elizabeth has hauled William Shakespeare into court for a frank (and frisky) discussion about the way he writes his women characters.  Cordelia, Lady MacBeth, Ophelia, Imogen, Beatrice, Hero, Hermia, Helena, Viola, Portia, Rosaline, Katerina and Juliet all have fab appearances as Fringe favourites SEND IN THE GIRLS BURLESQUE bring an all-star revue of the best females the bard has to offer to the stage!

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