Election edition with E Day and Richard III

Things get political this week with a pair of interviews that fit perfectly with the upcoming Canadian federal election. First is Dave Horak, who is directing Theatre Network’s first show of the season, E Day – a new comedy by local Edmonton playwright Jason Chinn that was inspired by Chinn’s work on the 2015 Alberta NDP election campaign. After that, Max Rubin – director of Studio Theatre’s upcoming production of Richard III – talks about demagogues and how Shakespeare is more relevant than ever. Mel also talks about the bad news for Theatre Ontario and hopes that the new Alberta provincial budget doesn’t jeopardize our own province’s theatre service organization.

 

Show notes:

Provincial funding cuts threaten future of Theatre Ontario Globe & Mail story

Silent Sky, Walterdale Theatre, Oct 2 – 12

Open Invitation, Saint Maggie Productions, Backstage Theatre in ATB Arts Barns, Oct 3 – 12

Dead Centre of Town XII, Catch the Keys, Fort Edmonton Park, Oct 10 – Nov 1

Richard III, Studio Theatre, Timms Centre, Oct 11 – 19

HINKYPUNK, Brian Webb Dance, Theatre Lab in Allard Hall, Oct 11 – 12

SEARCH – a Song and Dance Drama, Chinese Benevolent Association, Winspear Centre, Oct 11

Clue: Improv Edition, Rapid Fire Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Oct 12 & 19

E Day, Serial Collective, The Roxy on Gateway, Oct 15 – 27

Simone et le Whole Shebang, L’Uni Théâtre, La Cité, Oct 16 – 26

Fight Night, Citadel Theatre, Oct 17 – 27


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