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19/01 Jan 2019

Fire Exit Theatre premieres winning play, Evergreen

By Laureen F. Guenther   Evergreen, the 2018 winner of the Scripts on Fire New Play Competition, will be produced by Fire Exit Theatre, February 6 – 10. “It’s a play I started writing a little over 15 years ago when I was in my 20s, and just had an idea about two people connecting […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

by Laureen F. Guenther   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol opened at Rosebud Theatre, November 2, running until December 23. With just-right period costumes and a nostalgically-heartwarming set, this play blends the classics of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Alfred Conan Doyle, and Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol. Sherlock Holmes (Nathan Schmidt) […]

18/11 November 2018

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

By Laureen F. Guenther   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol opens at Rosebud Theatre, Friday, November 2. “It is a delightful mash-up of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and a traditional Sherlock Holmes story,” says Peter Church, who plays Dr. Watson. “Sherlock is our humbug and Watson is fighting to preserve the […]

18/11 November 2018

Kodachrome, in vibrant color

by Laureen F. Guenther   Fire Exit Theatre’s production of Kodachrome, written by Adam Szymkowicz and directed by Heather Laubenstein, will be performed in Calgary’s Arts Commons, Nov 28 to Dec 2. “Our main character is a photographer named Suzanne,” Laubenstein says. “She’s almost like a curator of art, and she takes us on a […]

18/10 October 2018

Every Brilliant Thing: A funny play about depression

by Laureen F. Guenther   Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre is hosting Every Brilliant Thing in the Arts Commons, October 16 to 21. The play is produced and directed by Stephen Waldschmidt, and performed by Jenna-Lee Hyde. “It is the funniest show that you’ll ever see that’s about suicide and depression,” says Val Lieske, Fire Exit’s […]

18/10 October 2018

Adam and Eve in Rosebud: smart, insightful and funny

By Laureen F. Guenther   Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve opened September 7 in Rosebud Theatre’s Opera House. The play opens on Eve (Heather Pattengale) in the Garden of Eden, just one day old. She believes she’s the center of the creation experiment and is enthralled with discovering and naming and conversing […]

18/09 September 2018

Taste and See at Fire Exit Theatre

By Laureen F. Guenther   Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre will open its 17th season with the annual Taste and See event, September 21 at Calgary’s First Nazarene Church. The event is both a season launch celebration and a fundraiser. “We eat the best barbecue in town from Bubba Q’s,” says Val Lieske, Fire Exit’s artistic […]

18/09 September 2018

Love story and comedy at Rosebud Theatre

By Laureen F. Guenther   Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve will open at Rosebud Theatre, September 7. Heather Pattengale of Rosebud will play Eve, and Bruce Davies from Toronto will perform the role of Adam. In the story, “The world is newly-created, and in it are placed one woman and one man, […]

18/07 July 2018

Rosebud Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

by Laureen F. Guenther   Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is being performed in Rosebud Theatre’s Opera House in Rosebud, Alberta all summer. This musical is a family-friendly extravaganza of music and warmth and color. The Old Testament story of Joseph is told entirely through song, in musical styles ranging from hip hop to calypso, […]

18/07 July 2018

Badlands passion play

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, set in Alberta’s Badlands, presents its 25th season this summer. Between July 6 and 22, over 150 professional and volunteer actors will re-enact the life of Jesus. The Passion Play was first performed in 1994, on the bare hillside of a natural amphitheatre in Drumheller. […]