Tagged Alberta Theatre Projects

Gracie brings polygamy and doubt to Calgary stage

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — Beginning with an eight-year-old living in the interior of British Columbia as a part of a polygamous sect, Gracie is the struggle between the desire to belong to a community and growing doubt. The piece is a collaboration between the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and Calgary’s Alberta Theatre…

Slipper tells a distinctly Calgarian Cinderella story

By Fernando David Moreno, November 22 — As part of the pantomime tradition of the holiday season, Alberta Theatre Projects presents Slipper — “a distinctly Calgarian Cinderella story.” The show is based on the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Playwright director Rebecca Northan says that Calgary is the perfect host for Cinderella and the…

Fantasy improv play lets audience take centre stage

By Rachel Woodward, December 1 2015 — Alberta Theatre Projects is presenting their fantasy improv play Legend Has It at the Martha Cohen Theatre until Dec. 31 before taking the play to New York City in January. The play has an interesting twist — the main character is pulled from the audience at the beginning…

Butcher carves up mysterious political thriller

By Liv Ingram, October 16 2014 — When an enigmatic stranger shows up at a police station on Christmas Eve wearing a foreign military uniform, a Santa hat and a meat hook around his neck, his presence is a mystery. Since the stranger doesn’t speak English, uncovering his motives becomes even more difficult for the detective…

Venus in Fur brings S&M to the theatre

 By Liv Ingram, September 9 2014 —  Before 50 Shades of Grey, there was Venus in Furs. The 1870 erotic novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch deals with gender roles, female domination and masochism — for which Sacher-Masoch is the namesake — in a time when it was indecent for a woman to show her ankles. On…

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