Welcome back, fringer. We’re happy you’re here.

To kick off our 2021/22 Season, we warmly invite you to the ATB Financial Arts Barns for two unique in-person and hybrid events:  

  • On December 10, we welcome you to the Westbury Theatre or FringeTV for Lakes & Streams: Jay Gilday Band, featuring the live in-person and livestream musical stylings of Jay’s unmistakeably rich sound on the set of Lake of the Strangers
  • And, on December 11, join us for an adapted live and live-filmed showing of Hunter & Jacquelyn Cardinal’s award-winning Lake of the Strangers, broadcast from the Westbury Theatre.

“Award-winning Cardinal play and Gilday open new Fringe season” – Edmonton Journal Preview
“A new version of Lake of the Strangers opens the Fringe Theatre season on stage and screen” – 12thnight.ca Preview

Read more about Lake of the Strangers in an interview with Hunter Cardinal on our Fringe Blog!

Tickets and more below. Questions? We have answers! Message us at boxoffice@fringetheatre.ca.  

Lakes & Streams

In partnership with Naheyawin

December 10-11
Westbury Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns

Jay Gilday Band
Friday, December 10, 2021 

We bring you an electrifying live performance from the Jay Gilday Band on the set of Lake of the Strangers. Reflecting on ancestry, place, and relation, venture into the world of Lake of the Strangers with Jay’s unmistakably rich sound.  

A limited number of tickets are available in-person, or join us online on FringeTV for a high-production livestream 

Lake of the Strangers 
Saturday, December 11, 2021 

Join us for a one-night-only specially adapted showing of Lake of the Strangers by Hunter and Jacquelyn Cardinal on the Westbury Theatre stage. This version of the beloved show (originally staged in the Backstage Theatre in 2018) is designed uniquely for a live in-person and livestream audience, supported by Fringe’s cutting-edge broadcast platform, FringeTV. 

Set in 1973 in Sucker Creek, Alberta, this is a story of two brothers who embark on their last summer adventure together. The play draws its strength from ancient nehiyaw mythology, deeply personal family history, Cree language and the worldviews kept safe within that language.

The December 11 performance of Lake of the Strangers will have ASL Interpretation available for in-person attendees, and at-home viewers on FringeTV can select to have live captions for their viewing. An ASL Interpreter will also be in the lobby 1 hour prior to the start of the performance.

Lake of the Strangers is produced by Naheyawin, a local Indigenous arts and consultations agency.
Supported by Harbourfront Centre, Toronto.

Click here for in-person tickets! Click here for livestream tickets!