SJTC Theatre on the Edge Festival!

August 4, 2009 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

In the next two weeks, I will have more than enough opportunity to cross oTheatre on the Edge Poster Jpegne of the items off my To-Do List.  Starting tomorrow tonight, Saint John Theatre Company‘s Theatre on the Edge Festival stretches out for 12 glorious days!

This year’s festival promises to be the best ever, starting with 3 days of local plays.  Script Happens (Wednesday, Aug. 5- Friday, Aug. 7), has been monthsin the making.  It started in April with a submission and reading of plays by local playwrights, the plays that made the first cut were work-shopped with Notable Acts Len Falkenstein, then, on May 3rd, Second Stage put on a rehearsed reading (I acted in oneof the selected plays) for the last stage of selection.  At the end of June, with the final products chosen, the plays were casted and now it is time to enjoy!  This show starts at 8pm, $10 (plus cash bar) at the SJTC building at 112 Princess St.

Saturday, August 8th, boasts two great events.  First, Jenn Mabey (choreographer for Cabaret & Chicago) will host a dance workshop at 2pm for beginner and seasoned dancers alike – and it is free!  Then, at 7pm, buckle your seat belts for Improvaganza! with the Improvisation Corporation, again for $10.  I am particularly excited about this one, because I will be behind the bar serving up drinks to all you theatre goers.  Better brush up on my skills!  Both events to take place at the 112 Princess St. location.

The next week is saturated with more great theatre.  From Wednesday (12th) to Friday (14th) you can take in two shows in one night, or you can split the experience into two evenings.  All three nights there will be performances of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrewtwisted, as only the SJTC can, into a parking lot party behind the building on Horsefield St. at 7pm ($15).  Then, at 9pm, experience Bear with Me– a partnership between SJTC & Port City Rainbow Pride – a one-woman play about child bearing in a two-mom family (112 Princess – $20).

Friday night is also the kick-off for Winging It, a 24 hour team event where groups script, produce and perform a one act play around a prop and a line of dialogue.  Sure to be rediculously funny (and an event I am thoroughly looking forward to), the performances of the plays start at 8pm on Saturday, August 15th for $10.  But I am getting ahead of myself…  be sure to check out the Boundary Breaking Youth Theatre performance first at the Imperial Theatre at 1pm that afternoon ($10)!

Finally, the festival wraps up with a Sunday matinee of The Nicest Place in England– a NotaBle Acts Presentation – at the 112 Princess St. location ($15).  Whew!  It will be a great challenge fitting it all in.  Enjoy!

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