5 Must See Fall Theatre Performances in Edmonton


The National Elevator Project
You’ve never experienced a show like this before! The National Elevator Project is the first performance of its kind in Canada by featuring short plays written for and performed in working elevators — your pass lets you visit 5 different locations in downtown Edmonton, board an elevator for an on-demand show, then spend 5 minutes watching — and engaging in! — a fun, one-of-a-kind performance that explores the different social customs and rituals of the elevator ride. If you miss this one, the second instalment of The National Elevator Project will be in Edmonton January 21 – February 1, 2014.

Where: Tix on the Square; 9930-102 Ave.
When: October 16 – 17
Cost: Tickets $15 – $35
More Info: www.tixonthesquare.ca

This lyrical play adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire horror novel is provocative, whimsical, and chilling. The vengeful creatures in this story are definitely not the Twilight kind of vampires — prepare to be scared!

Where: Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Ave.
When: October 16 – 26
Cost: $12 – $18
More Info: walterdaletheatre.com

Carrie: The Musical
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving yet cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it… Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic 1975 film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore. and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford.

Where: John L. Haar Theatre, Centre for the Arts and Communications, MacEwan University, 10045 156 St.
When: October 30 – November 9
Cost: $16.75 – $25
More Info: www.tixonthesquare.ca

Pains of Youth
The psychological drama by Ferdinand Bruckner (translated by Martin Crimp) follows a group of 1920s medical students in Vienna struggling with the same issues all generations of twenty-somethings face: Hooking up. Breaking up. To pursue or abandon commitments. But with the stench of the war and disease of the decade before still hanging in the air and the dark spectre of fascism looming large on the horizon, what kind of future was there to look forward to? Director and University of Alberta Drama Professor Kim McCaw says the challenging play has struck a chord with the cast comprised of students from the 2014 BFA Acting class. “There are troubling parallels between the world of the young medical students in the play and the world of the thousands of students that surround me everyday here on campus. Today’s generation of students face a more uncertain future than any other generation in recent memory…holding on to hope and optimism is increasingly difficult for this talented and highly trained cohort.”

Where: Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. & 112 St.
When: October 31 – November 9
Cost: $11 – $22
More Info: uofa.ualberta.ca/music-and-drama-shows

Pig Girl
Tragedy turns to hope in this supernatural suspense, when a kidnapped woman struggles to regain her life from a serial killer while her desperate sister and a haunted police officer reach across time and distance to try and rescue her. This is the world premiere of this new play by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy.

Where: The Roxy Theatre, 10708 124 St.
When: November 5 – 24
Cost: $21 – $27
More Info: www.theatrenetwork.ca


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