This fiery drama by Ayad Akhtar won the 2013 Pultizer Prize for drama based on its searing examinations of racial and religious identity. Lightened by moments of surprising comedy, the plot follows successful Pakistani-American lawyer Amir Kapoor as he hosts a dinner party with guests of varying cultural backgrounds. This show contains violence, coarse language and mature subject — best to leave the kids at home for this one. Photograph by Erin Wallace.Find out more »
The beloved tale from C.S. Lewis's Narnia series comes to life on stage with direction from Alberta Theatre Projects artistic director Darcy Evans. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy walk through the wardrobe into the enchanted land of Narnia and find themselves in the midst of a battle between good and evil. The text is as magical as ever, but this show's secret weapon is its elaborate staging that includes puppetry and fantastical scenic design and costumes. Photograph courtesy of Alberta…Find out more »
Hannah Moscovitch created this show with musician Ben Caplan and writer-director Christian Barry based on the true story of her great-grandparents' arrival to Canada. Rich in high-energy klezmer folk and rock, Old Stock stars Caplan and has toured internationally, including a stint Off-Broadway. Expect a mash-up of romance, musical theatre and cultural identity. Photograph by Stoo Metz.Find out more »
This two-hander from Anna Ziegler sees two college freshmen telling their polar opposite sides of a story about sexual consent. Amber, a middle class Jewish woman, and Tom, a black man raised in poverty, initially hit it off before the drunkenness of college partying leave them in opposition. While the show is both timely and political, its focus remains on the humanity and individuality of its characters. Photograph by Erin Wallace.Find out more »
Goddesses and cowgirls collide in this world premiere by ATP playwright Anna Chatterton. Cassidy Clark is a talented cowgirl from Okotoks who is overlooked in favour of her male peers until three cowgirl goddesses descend from Mount Olympus to give her gifts that kickstart her success. All is going well until Clark begins to wonder just how far she's willing to push herself — and her horse Starbright — in the name of success. Photograph courtesy of Alberta Theatre Projects.Find out more »
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