From virtual to in-person, we have all the upcoming, must-check-out theatre events happening across the province right here.
Saskatchewan may be small, but that doesn't mean there isn't an abundance of theatre opportunties. We love supporting our neighbours and friends, just as much as we love promoting our own shows. When one theatre thrives, we all do! So we have gathered a list of upcoming events you won't want to miss. - Let's get started.
Getting to Room Temperature
By Arthur Milner | Producing Theatre: Curtain Razors
Curtain Razors in partnership with RPL Film Theatre and New Dance Horizon’s (NDH) Love & Loss Series
What it's about: Getting to Room Temperature is a hard-hitting, sentimental and funny one-person play about dying. Based on a mostly true story by playwright Arthur Milner and — for the first time — performed by Arthur Milner.
“My spry mother was ninety-three and a half when she took a turn for the worse. I accompanied her to the doctor. He closed a file on his desk, turned to her and said, ‘Well, Rose, what can I do for you?’ My mother said, ‘Doctor, I would like to die. Can you help me?’ The doctor said, ‘No. And don’t ask me again.’ And I thought: I can write a play about this.”
This play is in production with Curtain Razors.
When: February 5th - 7th, 2022
Where: RPL Film Theatre. 2311 12th Avenue | Regina, SK S4P 0N3
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased for the evening shows, and the matinee on the 6th is FREE.
Shadows Among the Prairies
By Jennifer Dawn Bishop | Producing Theatre: Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre
What it's about: We walk among shadows all the time, even when we are alone, we always feel something near. A woman, Elaine wakes to a disturbing limbo full of shadow beings, shadows that were once living humans. Elaine must find her way through this shadowed in between world with no memory of who she is or how she died. Elaine’s only companions, a young half crazed woman that died in the 1930’s and an old friend from the past. Can each of them find the light? Or fall further into darkness?
Where: GTNT (Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre) in Saskatoon. Learn more here.
It's a VIRTUAL Event: Watch online at 7:00 pm CST between January 24th - January 28th, 2022. Starting January 29th - February 6th, 2022 the play will be available anytime on their Facebook and YouTube.
By Katori Hall | Producing Theatre: Persephone Theatre
What it's about: What would you do if you were told tonight was your last night on Earth?
On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel.
What was supposed to be a run-of-the-mill evening takes a sudden turn when a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news. Dr. King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy.
This reimagined version of the events leading into the assassination of the civil rights leader will have you laughing, crying and gripping the edge of your seat.
Where: Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. Click here to learn more.
When: February 2nd - 26th, 2022
Neither Heroes nor Ordinary People
Producing: Listen to Dis Arts Organization
What it's about: "Much of the play was written by the six-person cast. Through monologues and short scenes, music, beatboxing, dance and movement (choreographed by Aimee Garchinski), the play explores the interactions people with disabilities have with able-bodied people." - Ashley Martin for Regina LeaderPost.
Listen to Dis Arts Organization, will be recording the story and airing it as a radio play.
When: Although there is no set date for when this will air quite yet, rehearsals are underway and we can expect to see it soon. Make sure to keep an eye out on their Facebook page for more information later on.
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