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New Meetup: TheatreGoers Fringe-for-All

From: Laura F.
Sent on: Thursday, August 13, 2009 10:22 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Edmonton TheatreGoers Club!

What: TheatreGoers Fringe-for-All

When: August 17,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Varscona Theatre
[masked] Ave
Edmonton, AB T5A 0A1

Hi Everyone!

You can attend a variety of plays at the Fringe this year with Edmonton TheatreGoers. How will it all work?
  • Below is a listing of Fringe plays we are seeing, the description, dates and other information.
  • You are welcome to show up 20-30 minutes prior to the show, during which, myself or another TheatreGoer will meet you if you want to have someone to sit with during the show. They will be holding a sign saying, "TheatreGoers."
  • If you would like to see the show on your own but want to join us for dinner afterwards, look for the "TheatreGoers" sign outside the venue at the end of the show.

Note:
1) You are responsible for purchasing your own ticket. Details on where to buy tickets are at the end of this e-mail.

2) You are free to see as many or as few shows as you like.

Schedule

Monday, August 17th

6:30 p.m
Dinner TBD by group, meeting at front of Varscona Theatre.

7:30 p.m - 7:40 p.m: Group or Team Leader to pick up extra TheatreGoers at Venue who want to sit with someone.

8:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m:

"Between Tosha and Bolek" - Comedy/Drama
Venue: Fringe Cabaret Lounge at the Transalta Arts Barns
10330 - 84 Ave (North side of the Arts Barns)

A married couple on the brink of death struggle to find love before it's too late. A heart-wrenching comedy of unintentional happiness.

Company: Aether Bag Theatre - Edmonton
Director: Bohdan Tarasenko
Cast: Delia Barnett, Nikolai Witschl
Ticket Price: General seating, $10


Tuesday, August 18th

6:45 p.m. - Dinner TBD by group, meeting at front of Varscona Theatre.

7:45 p.m - 7:55 p.m - Group or Team Leader to pick up extra TheatreGoers at Venue who want to sit with someone.

8:15 p.m - 9:35 p.m
"Full of Sound and Fury" - Comedy/Drama
Venue: Walterdale Playhouse
10322 - 83 Ave

In every stage production there is another, often much bigger drama going on behind the scenes. Actor's egos and bruised sensitivities all add to the varied and often absurd world of the professional actor. Peek behind the curtain, as Macbeth meets real life, in this very British black comedy.

Company: Purple Fish Productions - London, West London, U.K.
Director: Neale McGrath
Cast: Tina Hofman, Marcus Fernando
Ticket Price: Adult, $12 - Student, $10


Wednesday, August 19th

7:45 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. - Group or Team Leader to pick up extra TheatreGoers at Venue who want to sit with someone.

8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m
"The Seven Lives of Louis Riel" - Comedy/Drama
Venue: Walterdale Playhouse
[masked] Ave

A Canadian cowboy comedy! Seven short plays about Louis Riel! Monster Theatre's 10th year of irreverent, hilarious, intelligent fringe Classics. (The Canada Show, The Shakespeare Show, Napoleon's Secret Diary) "Wildly funny, wonderfully crafted and brilliantly acted! Flawless!" - 5/5 stars (no publication noted), "Nothing Short of a Comic Miracle!" - 5/5 stars (no publication noted)

Company: Monster Theatre - Vancouver, B.C.
Director/Author/Cast: Ryan Gladstone
Ticket Price: General, $12

9:15 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. - Coffee TBD by group.


Thursday, August 20th

7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. - Group or Team Leader to pick up extra TheatreGoers at Venue who want to sit with someone.

7:30 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
"Sherlock Holmes The Musical" - Musical Theatre (of course)
Venue: Strathcona Presbyterian Church
8116 - 105 St.

A long-running hit in London, the show opens with the celebrated fight between Holmes and Moriarty, followed by Moriarty's daughter seeking revenge for his death.

Company: Alberta Lyric Theatre - Grande Prairie
Director: James Sloane
Cast: Unlisted
Ticket Price: General, $10

9:10 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. - Coffee or late dinner, location TBD by group.


Friday, August 21st

6:30 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. - Group or Team Leader to pick up extra TheatreGoers at Venue who want to sit with someone.

7:00 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.
"The Oculist's Holiday" - Comedy
Venue: BYOV P Varscona Theatre (BYOV stands for Bring Your Own Venue)
[masked] Ave

Teatro's back, with elegantly alluring new intrigue from Lemoine. In a pleasant alpine setting, a diverse group of travelers are linked by a shared experience which will haunt them forever after. A stellar Quindicina quintet is headed by the luminous Barbara Gates Wilson, in her first Edmonton appearance since 2004.

Company: Teatro La Quindicina - Edmonton
Director/Author: Stewart Lemoine (Very well known in Edmonton)
Cast: Leona Brausen, Mat Busby, Jeff Haslam, Davina Stewart, Barbara Gates Wilson

8:20 p.m - 9:10 p.m - Coffee or late dinner, location TBD by group


Sunday, August 23rd

4:30 p.m. - Dinner TBD by group, meeting at front of Varscona Theatre.

5:30 p.m. - Group or Team Leader to pick up extra TheatreGoers at Venue who want to sit with someone.

6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
"Fruitcake" - Performance Poetry
Venue: The Laugh Shop
#201, 10368 - 82 Ave

The UK's verbal dynamo. Comic, poet, and reformed psychiatric nurse, Rob presents an idiot's guide to finding out how mad you are. 5/5 stars "Brilliant...the most hilarious hour of the Fringe!" CBC, 4.5/5 stars "I was bowled over!" Edmonton Journal, 5/5 stars "Revolutionary elocutionary genius!" See Magazine (Based on previous shows)

Company: Rob Gee - Leicester, U.K.
Director: Tracy Cruickshank
Cast: Rob Gee
Ticket Price: Adult, $12 - Student, $10

8:15 p.m - 9:30 p.m
"Cabaret Terrarium" - Comedy
Venue: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (OSPAC) - Formerly Cosmopolitan Music Society
8426 Gateway Blvd

An epic comedy of amnesia and redemption featuring Belgian cabaret singer Gustave and his associate Nhar, last seen in the Fringe hits "The Show Formerly Known As" (5/5 stars - Edmonton Sun) and "Nharcolepsy" (4.5/5 stars - Edmonton Journal). "Harrington and Kauffman raise the level of comedy to a high art." - The Globe and Mail.

Company: Harrington & Kauffman - Arrendtsville, Pennsylvania
Director: Chris Kauffman, Richard Harrington
Cast: Same as above
Ticket Price: General, $12


Fringe Payment Options:

Edmonton TheatreGoers Strongly advises that you purchase tickets as soon in advance as possible. The reason is that all of these shows are hot sellers according to "inside information." However, it can be quick and easy! Here are some options on how you can buy your tickets:

1) Online - Go to www.fringetheatre.ca and click on "Box Office" Online tickets may be picked up at the Central Box Office "Pick Up" window or at any Festival Box Offices.

2) In-Person - Purchase your tickets at any Festival Box Office or at the Central Box Office (Transalta Arts Barns - 10330 - 84 Ave).

3) By Phone - Call the Central Box Office at[masked] to order tickets. Please have a Fringe Program Guide on hand to make your order go more smoothly. Tickets purchased by phone may be picked up after at the Central Box Office "Pick Up" window or at any Festival Box Offices.

WHEW! What a HUGE Meetup Posting. I apologize for the length, but I'm hoping it gives you the info you need to see what You'd like to see. Looking forward to seeing some theatre live and in colour!

Hope to see you there!

Laura
Group Organizer

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/EdmontonTheatreGoers/calendar/11109266/

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