Looking for theatre that is relevant, diverse, original, and engaging? We bring you stories that will captivate and art that will inspire.

In the Spotlight

Broadway Bound

January 4 & 5, 2019
Westbury Theatre

Broadway Bound’s “In the Spotlight” features 34 singers and dancers presenting segments from Broadway Musicals including Mamma Mia, Boy from Oz, South Pacific, Chicago, Carousel, Newsies etc. Great family entertainment.

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Lake of the Strangers

Nehayawin

January 22 - February 2, 2019
Backstage Theatre

Lake of the Strangers in a powerful new play by Hunter Cardinal. Inspired by ancient Nehiyaw mythology, this story follows two brothers in their last summer adventure. Through forests, rivers, and not knowing, Lake of Strangers is a journey of two brothers finding each other and themselves.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE DETAILS:
The Tuesday, January 22 8pm preview performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Wednesday, January 23 8pm preview performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Saturday, January 26 2pm matinee performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Tuesday, January 29 8pm performance is a Relaxed Performance and 100% Pay What You Will
The Saturday, February 2 2pm matinee performance is 100% Pay What You Will

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Ins Choi: Songs, Stories & Spoken Words

presented by Fringe Theatre as part of Chinook Series

February 14 - 16, 2019
Backstage Theatre

The creator of Kim’s Convenience, Ins Choi, performs his funny songs, poems and personal stories that touch on 1980’s sitcoms, the shape of his eyes and the root of his weird name.

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Glass Washrooms

presented by Fringe Theatre as part of Chinook Series

February 9 & 10
Westbury Lobby Washrooms

Glass Washrooms is a deeply moving and personal account of NIUBOI’s life growing up, coming out, and living now as trans non-binary. Visibility in public spaces can be unnerving for gender non-conforming humans, but NIUBOI chooses to be neither passing nor quiet. Glass Washrooms combines storytelling, site generic theatre, and dance to make public the private transformation a meek young girl into a strong, powerful androgyne. Glass Washrooms will encourage the audience to think about the need for gender inclusive washrooms, see trans people as relatable and human, and celebrate non-binary identities.

Glass Washrooms was originally presented at Found Fest with the support of Common Ground Arts Society, The Edmonton Arts Council, and The City of Edmonton. Glass Washrooms at The Chinook Series has been made possible by the Nordic and Cloutier Award for Innovation.

Written and performed by NIUBOI

Directed by Beth Dart

Dramaturgy by David van Belle, Mieko Ouchi, Megan Dart, and Ainsley Hillyard

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13 Encounters & Fish at the Bottom of the Sea

April 2 - April 13, 2019
Westbury Theatre

13 Encounters and Fish at the Bottom of the Sea are sister plays performed as a double bill incorporating rich poetic imagery, physical theatre, live music and aerial circus. These plays take you by the hand into the tenderness of new love, and the wet wound of heartbreak. They are love stories for Edmonton, to Edmonton and from Edmonton.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE DETAILS:
The Tuesday, April 2 8pm preview performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Wednesday, April 3 8pm preview performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Saturday, April 6 2pm matinee performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Tuesday, April 9 8pm performance is a Relaxed Performance and 100% Pay What You Will
The Saturday, April 13 2pm matinee performance is 100% Pay What You Will

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A Man Draws a Bird

Booming Tree

April 30 - May 11, 2019
Backstage Theatre

What they survived might kill you.

After a catastrophic impact a man and a woman are trapped in a strange world called The In-Between. Here in the darkness their broken lives are curiously linked to those of a coyote, a bird and an unearthly sage who holds the secret power of taiko. This is a hero’s tale told by driving rhythm and racing pulse. How will they finish the journey? Where will it take them? And when they emerge from this world within, will they remember who they were or recognize who they’ve become?

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE DETAILS:
The Tuesday, April 30 8pm preview performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Wednesday, May 1 8pm preview performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Saturday, May 4 2pm matinee performance is 100% Pay What You Will
The Tuesday, May 7 8pm performance is a Relaxed Performance and 100% Pay What You Will
The Saturday, May 11 2pm matinee performance is 100% Pay What You Will

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We give thanks to the peoples of Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Nehiyawak (Cree), Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Papaschase, and Nakota Sioux. We also acknowledge our Treaty obligations and are committed to living in accordance with the spirit and intent of peace and friendship.