Action Against War on Iraq
The next global day of action against the war on Iraq has been called for Saturday Feb. 15. In Edmonton, we will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. Churchill SQ. on Feb. 15 for a march through the downtown, and a rally back at the Square. If you want to get involved with the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism and help with postering, hand-billing, media liaison, marshalling, getting the word out, etc., please contact the Coalition at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating groups & individuals are encouraged to bring signs & banners.
If you wish to endorse the march and the antiwar effort being organized by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism, please visit: http://www.wage-peace.org
For further information, please contact:
Theatre Network ~ live at the Roxy
Theatre Network ~ Live at the Roxy Presents
Ghost River Theatre’s AN EYE FOR AN EYE
An Oil & Gas, Piss & Vinegar Cabaret …
Feb. 4-16, 2003, in Edmonton
Previews: February 4 and 5
Opening Night: Feb. 6 / 2for1 Tuesday: Feb. 11
10708 – 124 St., Edmonton
INFOLINE: 453 2440
What happens when you mix oil and fire? What happens when you mix Corporate Oil with the fire of religious zeal? Weibo Ludwig learned the answer to that when he tried it out. A theatre company in Calgary decided to explore the resulting explosion, adding their own fuel to the fire. Now it’s coming to Edmonton.
“An Eye For An Eye blinds with its brilliance.” – Edmonton Journal
Winner of the 2001 Betty Mitchell Award For Outstanding Musical Production
It started with a simple notion: To create a musical cabaret about the conflict between rural Albertans and the activities of the oil and gas industry; specifically, the effect of sour gas wells and their hazards on rural Albertans. During an eight-day residency at the Banff Centre, the company plunged into some serious research about the Wiebo Ludwig case. They researched newspaper clippings, the internet, spoke to farmers in the Prince Albert area, and watched the video Home Sour Home, made by the Ludwigs to illustrate their plight.
Each actor went away to write from the point of view of their character and came back to argue for that point of view. They did group improvisations, with the show’s Stage Manager transcribing as fast as she could, and from those improvs, began to develop the scenes that worked best. It became a story that represents every point of view, and by doing that, it has challenged everyone’s perceptions.
COMING SOON in 2003 @ The Roxy …
STOP KISS Feb. 27-Mar 8 Kill Your Television Productions
Two twenty-something women meet and form a fast friendship that leads to an unexpected attraction.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Apr 1-Apr 20
An absolutely fabulous glam rock musical. Hedwig Schmidt is a German rock and roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a gruesomely botched sex-change operation.http://www.hedwiginedmonton.com
DALE LADOUCEUR & THE BROKE ENSEMBLE CD RELEASE PARTY May 10th CD Release Party. An indefinable blend of Jazz/Folk/Rock. Opening Acts: Craig Shafer and Babe Lloyd. Evening will include a silent auction.
SYNCRUDE NEXT GENERATION ARTS FESTIVAL June 5-15
A multidisciplinary festival that features the work of emerging professional artists.
Courtesy of the Community Networks Group
The Absolutely Yes! Co-op Presents:
The Making of Warriors
A night of 3 stories about oppression, rights and courage …
Feb. 6-16 @ The P.I.T.S Gallery: downstairs at 10154 103 St.
Tix: $16 – Seating is very limited, call 420-1757 to reserve.
The Making of Warriors
A new play by Sharon Pollock (http://www.athabascau.ca/cll/writers/pollock_biblio.html)
Directed by Heather Inglis
“You can either shoot me or throw me in jail for I will not testify nor be a false witness” “You co-operate and live. You donÂ¹t co-operate and die.”
A fatal confrontation breaks out at Wounded Knee on the Sioux reservation in South Dakota in 1973. Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, a MiÂ¹kmaq, who is active in the American Indian Movement is there. Not long after, she is mysteriously killed. Some say it is the FBI. In South Carolina during the 1820Â¹s, Sarah Moore Grimke decides to speak out against the abuses of slavery and for the rights for women. Some try to silence her. Eloise, a woman not unlike us, recently recalls seeing a group of men by the side of the road one day when she is driving on a deserted highway, who are trying to hide something. She chooses to pass by, and look the other way.
The Making of Warriors, by two time Governor General Award winning playwright Sharon Pollock, weaves together fact, fiction, reporting, dramatization in a theatrical unfolding of the lives of these three women. Join us at the new and unconventional P.I.T.S. Art Gallery to become part of a theatrical experience created by some of EdmontonÂ¹s best artists and performers and one of the countryÂ¹s most important storytellers.
“Women are bought and sold in slave markets to satisfy the lust of those who bear the names of Christians” “If you have any values higher than the possession of land, money, and prestige, I ask you to be outraged that your government values property more than human beings”
The Making of Warriors features Jon Baggaley, Julie Golosky, Sandy Paddick, Mike Unrau, Alison Wells, Sylvia Wong. Set – Costumes are designed by Brian Bast. Videography – visuals are created by Lindsay McIntyre. Soundscapes are designed by Dale Ladouceur and Crowtown Productions.
The Making of Warriors is sponsored by The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Edmonton Arts council, Ground Zero Productions, Mothers Music, Scruffy MurphyÂ¹s and Vue Weekly.
February 6 16th, 2003 at 8pm. @ the P.I.T.S. Gallery, 10154 – 103rd St.
Matinee performances Sunday Feb. 9th /16th at 2pm. / (No performance Feb. 10th)
Call Tix On the SQ. 420-1757 to reserve your tix. (recommended) or at the door.
For more information, kindly contact: Heather Inglis @ 448-2517 / 420-6357
“We are part of all that we have met.” Tennyson
Courtesy of: The Community Networks Group (c) Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 > Cell: (780) 995-6819