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News from NLT

March 20, 2018

What we have in
this newsletter:

  1. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME at La Cité Francophone
  2. Read the preview & review articles for DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
  3. A note from Brian and Trevor
  4. NLT's 8th Annual Online Auction is live!
  5. Online Auction cheat sheet - your quick list
  6. Volunteer for Northern Light Theatre
  7. What's happening in the Old Strathcona Theatre District

Running Until March 25:



By Edmonton playwright CAT WALSH
With French translation by MANON BEAUDOIN

Co-production with L’UniThéâtre
March 13- 25, 2018
La Cité Francophone

Brian Dooley, Steve Jodoin, Nicole St. Martin
Directed by
Trevor Schmidt     

“Montreal, 1963- the world is on a precipice of major change in the fields of science, civil rights and women’s liberation.  Twelve-year-old Genevieve, the only girl in her large religious family, wants nothing more than to be an altar server at her church.  Father Paul tells her that girls are strictly not allowed - so Genevieve prays to God to change his mind.  When star altar boy Martin disappears on his way home from school, Genevieve wonders if her prayers have been answered  – in the most terrible way.” 

Comedy/Drama, Family Friendly (Suitable for Children attending with an adult)

Do This In Memory Of Me

Read the Preview & Review Articles for DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME

Liz Nicholls 12th Night Theatre Blog Preview Preview

Edmonton Journal Preview

Vue Weekly Preview

Do This In Memory Of MeAND we are on the Cover of Vue Magazine this week! – pick up a copy before March 22!

Review Liz Nicholls 12th Night Theatre Blog Review

Review Gig City Colin MacLean

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME is being performed in both French and English by a single bilingual cast on alternating performance nights.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
(NLT 2 for 1 Ticket sold at the door)

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
(Post show Guest Speaker Salon)

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00PM Matinee
($20.00 ticket)

Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:30PM Closing



L'UniThéâtre Performance Space (La Cité Francophone)
8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (8627-91 Street NW)
Edmonton, AB

La Cité Francophone is a lively community hub with galleries, the Café Bicyclette Bistro and their weekly Sunday afternoon farmer's market.   There is free parking located along the North side of the building as well as residential parking.

Theatre Space (capacity 120)

For Tickets to the English Performances please visit or call

For Tickets to the French Performances please visit or call 780-469-8400

Accessibility: The facility and theatre are wheel chair accessible.  (Wheel Chair seating is limited to the main floor, so it is important to book in advance so your seats are reserved for you.)

Single Tickets
Available at the door, on the website, or call
$25 Student/Senior
$30 Adult
$20 Matinee
(all prices do not include GST)

To Book your tickets for one of the English Performances
Call Northern Light Theatre at (780)471-1586, book online at or email General Manager Gina Moe at

Mid-Season Subscriptions Are Still Available! 
NLT continues to offer Subscription Ticket Prices that cannot be beat. For the remaining two shows in our season: DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME and SLUT, you can see two shows for the price of one!
Opening Night: $40.00
Adult: $35.00
Student/Senior: $25.00
Preview or Sunday Matinee: $20.00

Want to see the show again in French with a 50% discount?
If you would like to see the show again in French, you can receive a 50% discount to a French performance with your Northern Light Theatre Ticket Stub. To learn more about the French performance dates, times and ticket prices, please call 780-469-8400 or visit 
(Different ticket prices, dates, and start times apply to the French Performances)

Come for the play, stay for the sugar:  CAFÉ BICYCLETTE SUGAR SHACK EVENT

Our performance run also coincides with the Annual French Canadian Sugar Shack event, celebrating the maple harvest, March 16-17, and 23-24.  Starting at 6pm Café Bicyclette offers their special Sugar Shack Dinner for $75.00 per person.

Café Bicyclette is open before and after each performance. If you would like to add a beautiful dining experience of French-Country cuisine to your evening visit to find out more.


A Note from Brian and Trevor

Brian and Trevor

On the heels of two successful previous collaborations between L’UNI and NLT, we knew that we wanted to ask Cat Walsh to write a play for both L’UNITHEATRE and Northern Light Theatre. It was originally envisioned as part of a larger, ambitious cultural exchange project between six companies across the country. While that project never came to fruition, we were so taken with DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME/EN MEMOIRE DE MOI that we happily committed to producing the premiere in our current season(s). We are so excited to be working with Cat and having the opportunity to share her unique comic sensibilities with our audiences- in both languages. This wonderful and delicately absurd comic piece tinged with Cat’s own sense of drama and betrayal has it all; conflict, humour, ritual, the supernatural, nostalgia and even innocence and poignancy. It offers a look back at a bygone era while still having its feet firmly planted in the present.

Sincerely, Brian Dooley and Trevor Schmidt

March 12 6pm – March 26 6pm

Online Auction is now live!

After teasing our auction for weeks – the 8th Annual Auction is now live!  Running from March 12th, 2018 at 6pm to March 26th, 2018 at 6pm.  With over 80 prizes donated from local Edmonton businesses valuing over $13,000.00, this is NLT’s largest silent auction yet!


Check out these auction
items and more!

With over $13,000.00 in donated prizes, NLT’s 8th Annual Online Auction is not to be missed!

Click on the image to go right to the item and bid!

Alhambra Books
10115 – 81 Avenue (780-439-1495)

Value: $33.00
Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom, The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth by Charles Beauclerk and book bag from Alhambra Books

With over 60,000 + books specializing in Canadiana, history, religious studies, philosophy, political science, and classical literature, Alhambra Books offers a complete treasure trove of out of print books and vintage volumes.

Online Auction is now live!

The Prints & the Paper
10725 – 124 Street (780) 453-2945

Value: $52.20
Downton Abbey Print bag and mug from The Prints & the Paper

Discover The Prints & the Paper, a graphic art prints, framing, books, and cool stuff store.  Whether you are trying to find that perfect gift for a friend or a treasure for yourself, this really is a store you must check out.  Limited Edition silk screen prints (signed and numbered by the artist), art books, children’s books, stationary, greeting cards, Silk Screened Tees, throw pills, tote bags, and more– there is so much to discover at The Prints and the Paper.  

Online Auction is now live!

10820 – 82 Avenue (587-521-2034)

Value: $120.00
2 gift certificates to “Cut Like a Chef”:  2 hours of hands-on instruction to build your confidence in the kitchen.  

Learn the ways of Japanese knife care while honing techniques for success with your awesome new Japanese knives.  You will pick up some tricks and improve your knife skills while you prep vegetables for recipes you can later make at home.   (We supply everything you need for the class – well almost everything, bring your own coffee.)

Online Auction is now live!

Sugar & Spiced

Value:  $106.00
Gift Certificate for one 8” Epic Cake compliments of Sugared & Spiced Baked Goods

Amy Nachtigall is the baker behind Sugared & Spiced.  She may have been baking her whole life, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she began sharing her baking with the world at the Highlands Farmers’ Market. Sugared & Spiced quickly gained attention for its creative cookie flavours, such as the Man’s Man cookie—a combination of chocolate chip, peanut butter and bacon—which in 2013 was named one of Tomato Magazine’s top 100 things to eat in Edmonton.

Online Auction is now live!

Creative Wood
9326 – 60 Avenue (780-604-9833)

Value: $145.00
Inspirational laser-cut sign on ¼” birch, and a Creative Co Gift Certificate for a Vibebox Speaker

The Vibebox is Creative Wood Co’s flagship product.  Designed to work with your smart phone, this small, lightweight speaker does not require bluetooth, wifi or cables. Just select a song on your mobile device and place it onto of the Vibebox speaker to produce a mighty sound with amazing beats.

Online Auction is now live!

Lionette by Noa Sadé Donated by Lovett and Covet

Value: $690.00
Pair of Brazil Earrings by Designed by Lionette, donated by Lovett and Covet. These earrings are big and bold, resembling an exotic flower with vivacious colors! Made with Swarovski Crystal, Simulated Opals, and Plated Brass Measurement:  3 ½” L x 1 ¼” W

Online Auction is now live!

Hey Ladies
Theatre Network’s The Roxy on Gateway 8529 -103 Gateway Blvd. (780-453-2440)

Value: $52.00
2 tickets to see HEY LADIES at Theatre Network May 11, 2018

Hey Ladies! is not your average infotainment game/variety/talk show. What is it? Comedy, music, drinks, door prizes, homemaking tips and unexpected hijinks!  Each show features local businesses, celebrities, bands, featured cocktails + More. Fun for all Sexes!

Starring: Miss Leona Brausen, Miss Davina Stewart, Miss Cathleen Rootsaert & Mr. Noel Taylor

Online Auction is now live!

How to Place a Bid

1.) Click on the prize icons on the auction page to find out more about each silent auction item. When you are ready to bid…

2.) Click on the "Place A Bid Now" button at the bottom of each auction page

3.) Enter your information: your name, contact phone number, and email

4.) Type in your bid amount

5.) Watch your inbox! You will receive an email with a link that you will need to click to CONFIRM your bid. NLT will also send you an automatic update if you are ever out-bid - so you do not have to keep checking in on the website to see how your bid is doing, but you can if you want to.  (If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam or junk folders.)

We hope that as you are looking through the site you will take time to go down the rabbit hole and find out more about our amazing donors.  Just click on the business logos on each page to be taken directly to each company’s website.  And if you ever are in one of our sponsoring stores or restaurants, be sure to let them know that you saw them here.  We are deeply grateful to the many businesses and business owners who have made such generous donations to NLT and our event.

All of the funds raised through the 8th Annual Online Silent Auction will go directly towards NLT's artistic programming.

Check out the end of the newsletter to find a cheat sheet of all of the items available to bid on in this year’s auction.

NLT’s online auction is live. You can also check out many of the items in person at our display before each performance of DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME at La Cité Fracophone.


Here is a quick referral to all of the items on offer in NLT’s Silent Auction

Accent European Lounge – Gift Certificate $50.00

Acquired Taste Tea Company – Infuster, Owel Mug and 2 packages of specially blended tea $43.00

Alberta Yarn Project – 2 Skeins of Harvest Wool and 2 original patterns– $46.00

Alhambra Books – Book Bag and Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom by Charles Beauclerk -  $33.00

Alley Kat Brewery – 2 Gift Certificates to Alley Kat - $61.00

The Almanac  – Gift Certificate - $50.00

Alta Moda Hair Design – Cut and Single Process Colour - $130.00

Amanda Schutz – Framed Print “Winter Wonderland” - $50.00

Ampersand 27 – Chef’s Tasting Dinner for two – $200.00

Bamboo Ballroom – Saturday Evening Shopping Party Event - $500.00

BioWare – Swag filled backpack from BioWare including 2 Xbox and 2 Playstation 4 games - $250.00

Black & Bold – Fashion Accessories hand picked from Black and Bold & Gift Certificate - $200.00

Bling – Balloon Bunny Coin Bank by Made by Humans 2 - $170.00

Blue Lamp Books – Gift Certificate - $50.00

Blue Plate Diner – Gift Certificate - $50.00

The Briefing Room – One Year Membership to The Sock Club - $135.00

Café Bicyclette – Gift Certificate - $50.00

Carbon Environmental Boutique – Gift Certificate - $40.00

Caylan Jane Boards + Bangles – Handmade Jewellry, 2 resin bangles - $80.00

Chianti Café and Restaurant – Gift Certificate - $100.00

Chocorrant Patisserie and Café – Gift Certificate - $56.00

Chocorrant Patisserie and Café – Gift Certificate - $56.00

Citadel Theatre – 2 Tickets to The Silver Arrow (applicable dates apply) – $174.00

Citie Ballet – 2 tickets to IGNITE in Beautiful Gift Package - $150.00

City of Edmonton Ben Henderson – 2, 18 Hole Rounds of Golf at Victoria or Riverside Golf Courses – $98.00

City of Edmonton Ben Henderson – 2, 18 Hole Rounds of Golf at Victoria or Riverside Golf Courses – $98.00

City Fit Shop – 1 month unlimited pass – $185.00
Creative Wood Co. – Laser Cut Sign and Coupon for a Vibebox Speaker – $145.00

Concrete Theatre – Family Pass for 4 to the Sprouts! Festival 2018, and an anthology of Sprouts Plays - $55.00

Cutting Room – Kerastase Paris Gift Basket and complimentary cut and colour - $318.00

DSM Pottery – Set of small bowls, water glass, soap dish and felted soap - $79.00

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra – 2 Tickets to Tango Caliente! - $192.00

Edmonton Opera – 2 Tickets to Don Giovanni (applicable dates and seating) $138.00

Eternal Ink – 3 hours of tatoo time – $450.00

Eternal Ink – 3 Laser Treatements -$300.00

The Float House – Gift Certificate - $135.00

Freewill Shakespeare Festival – 4 Passes to the 2018 festival - $200.00

Fringe Theatre Adventures – Gift Certificate towards the Arts in the Barns Series - $50.00

Get Your Mojo Working – Authenticated Autographed Brian Adams’ Cuts Like a Knife Album – $286.00

Hey Ladies – 2 Tickets to May 11th Performance – $52.00

Kelly Wollf / C’est Sera / Revolution Sole – A pair of black Karston Myax Shoes - $175.00

Knifewear – 2 Gift Certificate to “Cuts Like a Chef” Course - $120.00

Lionette – Pair of Brazil Earrings - $690.00

L’UniTheatre – 2 Adult Passes to the 2018-2019 Season - $144.00

Lux Beauty Boutique – Gift Certificate for a half hour make up session - $30.00

Lux Beauty Boutique – Gift Certificate for a half hour make up session - $30.00

The Local Omnivore – Gift Certificate - $25.00

Malt & Mortar – Gift Certificate - $50.00

Marie Pierre Castonguay Photography – 1 hour photo session - $419.00

Metro Cinema – 2, Six Pack Passes - $120.00

Metterra on Whyte – 2 Night Hotel stay for 2 - $800.00

The Next Act – Gift Certificate and Next Act T’Shirt - $130.00

Northern Light Theatre – 2 season subscriptions to the 2018-2019 Season – $150.00

The Plaid Giraff – Matt & Nat Purse - $150.00

Prairie Noodle Shop – Gift Certificate for $50.00

The Prints & The Paper – Downton Abbey print bag and mug - $52.00

Rowena Retro Glam –Mlavi Pinup Wallet - $35.00

Rapid Fire Theatre – 8 passes for any of Rapid Fire’s improve shoes - $120.00

Rig Hand Distillery – A bottle of Rig Hand’s signature vodka and a tasting tour for 12 - $170.00

RGE RD – Gift Certificate for 4 at the Range Road’s Butcher Table - $300.00

Scarpe Diem Shoes – Ugo Santini Purse with compact mirror - $79.00

Selfridge Studio – Framed Nude Etching by Carol Selfridge – $150.00

Selfridge Pottery – Large Platter - $150.00

Seorak Teppan & Bar – Gift Certificate - $100.00

Seorak Teppan & Bar – Gift Certificate - $100.00

Shop Chop – Set of 3 Boomingvill Canisters - $59.00

The Silk Road – Selection of Popcorn Flavours - $46.00

Smithstine Copper – Edmonton Cityscape Necklace in Copper- $55.00

Starbucks Omega Building – Tall Cold Drink Cup and Bag of Starbucks Coffee - $33.00

Starbucks Omega Building – Ceramic Travel Mug and bag of Starbucks Coffee – $37.00

Sugared & Spiced – Gift Certificate for one 8” Epic Cake - $106.00

Teatro La Quindicina – 2, 2018 Season Subscriptons - $260.00

Theatre Network – 2 Tickets to Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch - $60.00

Tix on the Square – Framed Original Painting by Dawn Marie Marchand - $300.00

Tix on the Square – Ornament by Voyager Art & Tile - $30.00

Under the Highwheel – Gift Certificate - $50.00

Varscona Hotel on Whyte – 2 Night Stay for 2 - $600.00

Vue Weekly – Gift Certificate for 1, Quarter Page Ad - $920.00

Wild Prairie Soap – Gift box of Mango Scented products - $50.00

The Wired Cup – Gift Certificate -$50.00

The Wish List – 2 Cosmetic Bags – $68.00

Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre – 4 Tickets to see Pretty Goblins by Beth Graham - $100.00


Volunteer for NLT

Volunteering with Northern Light Theatre is fun and rewarding! 

We are currently looking for volunteer to help out with our upcoming events:

Usher Volunteers for DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
Volunteer shifts: 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
(shift starts at 6:30 pm) 

Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00PM Matinee 
(shift starts at 1:00 pm)

Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:30PM Closing 
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Usher Volunteers for SLUT
Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:30PM Performance
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
(shift starts at 6:30 pm) 

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2:00PM Matinee 
(shift starts at 1:00 pm)

Sunday, April 8, 2018 7:30PM Performance 
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:30PM Performance 
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:30PM Performance
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:30PM Performance 
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Friday, April 13, 2018 7:30PM Performance 
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:30PM Performance 
(shift starts at 6:30 pm)

Bingo Volunteers for Our Upcoming Bingos
Volunteer shifts:
Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 am- 3:45 pm at Caesar’s Bingo in West Edmonton Mall

Friday, May 11 from 11:00 am- 3:45 pm at Caesar’s Bingo in West Edmonton Mall.

To volunteer for any of these events, please contact Northern Light Theatre’s General Manager Gina Moe at or call the office at (780) 471-1586



Wild Side Productions presents
by Lot Vekemans
Mar. 15-25, 2018
Roxy Theatre

Is it ever possible to move on?
A couple meets again after a painful separation. Loss drove them apart but binds them still. This is an extraordinary play about grief, closure, and the awkward dance of going forward.

Poison is widely considered one of the most successful international theatrical hits from the Netherlands. It won the Taalunie Toneelschrijfprijs Award in 2010 for best new Dutch play It had a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2016, and was recently premiered in the UK at the Orange Tree Theatre in London and the Coal Mine Theatre in Toronto.


Shadow Theatre presents
by John Patrick Shanley
Mar. 7 -15, 2018
Varscona Theatre
10329 – 83 Avenue

An Irish love story

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony's father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. A compassionate, delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love. "a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love." —NY Daily News.

Director: John Hudson
Cast: Coralie Cairns, Glenn Nelson, Jenny McKillop, Garett Ross
Set & Lights: Daniel vanHeyst
Sound Design: Dave Clarke
Costume Design: Terrilee Shannon
Stage Manager: Steph Link


Send in the Girls Burlesque presents: 
A Canadian Burlesque Review
Mar. 30-31st, 2018
Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park

We dare you to join us and the Send in the Girls Burlesque for an uninhibited look into the untold story of Canadian feminists, heroines and trailblazers, WITH GLOWING HEARTS is a thrilling burlesque adventure.  Enjoy and evening of dance and attitude with the award-winning burlesque troupe. Hosted by the incomparable Albertan feminist Nellie McClung, you won’t want to miss this patriotic party.

“It’s a smart, funny, sexy riot. We learn a lot about the Famous Five, Laura Secord, two Klondike Kates and the Edmonton Grads. And by the end of the show, we wonder if maybe we’re all dopes by not taking up burlesque in our spare time.”
– Todd Babiak

“Set to Canadian earworms from the “Hockey Night in Canada Theme,” all the way to Celine Dion hits, this performance is almost worth the price of admission for the musical nostalgia trip alone. But, it also packs impressive levity into each dance number: a tightly choreographed routine where women tease off their zany historical costumes.”
— Vue Weekly

Written by: Ellen Chorley
Choreography by: Leah Patterson
Featuring:  Ellen Chorley, LeTabby Lexington, Sarah Jackson, Madelaine Knight, Kiki Quinn, Sydney Parcey

This adult rated show includes coarse language, mature subjects, and partial nudity.  Not suitable for minors.


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