As we start seeing more evidence of spring to come, the Calgary theatre scene is also emerging for an exciting season of performances. And, just like springtime in Calgary, there’s sure to be a lot of unpredictable excitement.
Girls Gone Wilde Cabaret
Presented by Urban Curvz Theatre
March 7 – 8
Urban Curvz Theatre, a female-driven company, is best known for the Girls Gone Wilde Cabaret, a collection of works written, directed and performed by women. Attempting to correct the imbalance of female representation in the theatre, the cabaret brings together a multitude of talented Calgary artists. Expect to see a variety of acts, including short plays, clown and dance.
Late: A Cowboy Song
Presented by Third Street Theatre
The Epcor Centre Motel
March 9 – 22
Tony Award and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, Sarah Ruhl, weaves a tale about the journey to find authenticity and true love. Calgary’s queer theatre company, Third Street Theatre brings this story to the stage and will no doubt bring its own genuine and unique take to the tale.
Penned by the great Governor General Award-winning playwright Francois Archambault and directed by Alberta Theatre Projects’ Vanessa Porteus, You Will Remember Me is shaping up to be a true tour-de-force at the playRITES festival this year. The story follows a community as one family’s aging patriarch slowly succumbs to the deterioration of dementia. The play explores themes of memory, love and loss, and will no doubt strike many a chord with many people. This French-language play has been translated into English by Bobby Theodore to reach new audiences.
By Genevieve Dale