After the House Lights

A blog about theatre in Edmonton, by Jenna Marynowski

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All that glitters: The Great Gatsby at Walterdale Theatre
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All that glitters: The Great Gatsby at Walterdale Theatre
When you go to The Great Gatsby you know you’re going to get a party, and Walterdale Theatre’s production does not disappoint....
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Get your Gatsby on at Walterdale Theatre
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Get your Gatsby on at Walterdale Theatre
It’s a tragic love story that you’re probably familiar with: a mysterious, rich man who throws quite the party moves...
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The elephant on stage: Matara
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The elephant on stage: Matara
Conni Massing’s Matara (until Dec. 9 at the Backstage Theatre) feels like partly the story of Lucy the elephant at the Edmonton...
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Something large is about to hit the stage: Matara by Conni Massing
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Something large is about to hit the stage: Matara by Conni Massing
A lot of good plays have been inspired by the relationship between animals and the humans they interact with.  Sure...
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The Bennet’s are back: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
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The Bennet’s are back: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
What could be better this time of year than a story about an underdog that takes place in the thick...
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Desperate lessons in What a Young Wife Ought To Know
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Desperate lessons in What a Young Wife Ought To Know
What a Young Wife Ought To Know is the type of play you wish wasn’t relevant in 2018. But unfortunately, centering...
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A 1920s birth control education in What A Young Wife Ought to Know
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A 1920s birth control education in What A Young Wife Ought to Know
In a world where women’s reproductive rights are threatened daily, it might not feel like we’ve progressed much in the...
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Viscosity: vignettes about the patch
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Viscosity: vignettes about the patch
Viscosity promised to be unlike anything we’ve seen on Edmonton’s stages before. And it delivered. Created by Heather Inglis using...
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Viscosity: part journalism, part art exhibit & all new
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Viscosity: part journalism, part art exhibit & all new
Theatre Yes is quickly becoming known for its ability to nimbly craft innovative theatre that challenges artists and audience members...
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Tricks and treats in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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Tricks and treats in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
What could be more fun than two con men and a rich woman trapezing about the French Riviera? If that...
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