Tag: Theatre Network

Cancelling life

Cancelling life

I’m sharing in the collective upwelling of grief in Edmonton this morning with the news that the 2020 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival has been cancelled. The news was not surprising – after the Edinburgh Fringe announced its own cancellation, I knew our Fringe was 

Edmonton Theatre Listings – March 2020

Edmonton Theatre Listings – March 2020

Dystopian cyberpunk, eco-thrillers, human connection and loss: March is going to be a heavy month in Edmonton theatre. But, hey – these are perfect themes for these literally dystopic times.  As You Like It, Citadel Theatre, until Mar 15   Skirts Afire Festival, until Mar 8   Girl 

Ketchup gore: a review of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

Ketchup gore: a review of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

This past week I saw The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, Theatre Network’s latest show. This is a bouffon reimagining of Shakespeare Titus Andronicus, written by Canadian award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy. I interviewed Colleen for the show last week. I really wanted to 

Talking The Invisible with Catalyst Theatre’s Jonathan Christenson and Tara Jackson

Talking The Invisible with Catalyst Theatre’s Jonathan Christenson and Tara Jackson

This week’s interview features Jonathan Christenson, artistic director of Catalyst Theatre, and performer Tara Jackson talking about Catalyst Theatre’s newest show, The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Scroll down to listen to the episode; the interview starts around 7:15.   But first, let’s talk about 

Bouffoning around with Titus Bouffonius

Bouffoning around with Titus Bouffonius

This week I spoke with Colleen Murphy, the playwright of the effusively titled show going up at Theatre Network this week: The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius. Scroll down to listen to that (the interview starts around 6:35). This past week I posted 

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

This week’s interview features the cast of Crave – Alex Dawkins, Sarah Emslie and Gabriel Richardson – which is being staged as part of the Fringe Theatre’s off-season by local indie company StoneMarrow Theatre. Scroll down to listen to that. Theatre news this week included 

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

This week’s episode dives into myth-making, storytelling and oral history through the lens of a nuclear apocalypse – and The Simpsons. Mr. Burns: a post-electric play is currently running as part of Fringe Theatre’s off-season and director Andrew Ritchie and performer Paula Humby talk about 

Small town hospitality with Bed and Breakfast

Small town hospitality with Bed and Breakfast

This week I had a fun conversation with Mathew Hulshof and Chris Pereira, the two performers in Theatre Network’s production of Bed and Breakfast. This fast-paced, hilarious script is written by Canadian playwright Mark Crawford and tells the tale of a Toronto couple who inherit 

Canonizing the Orange Crush: Jason Chinn’s E Day

Canonizing the Orange Crush: Jason Chinn’s E Day

Well, here we are: the federal election has come and gone and there sure wasn’t a wave of NDP support this time around. Quite the contrary – Alberta painted itself blue, again, except for a little island of orange in the very centre (again). This 

Election edition with E Day and Richard III

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