Bust by Matthew MacKenzie

Bust by Matthew MacKenzie

February 9 –26 , 2017

Pitch-perfect Pinter-esque humour with surprising heart - Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal

WORLD PREMIERE

Three months after the Fort McMurray Fire, a controversial call at a Peewee hockey game propels two couples into dangerous territory. A heartfelt dark comedy about two families, whose lives are intrinsically tied to Alberta’s boom and bust economy.

Featuring: Lora Brovold, Brandon Coffey, Louise Lambert & Christopher Schulz
Directed by 
Bradley Moss
Set & Costume Designer: Cory Sincennes
Lighting Design: Scott Peters
Composer/Sound Design: Darrin Hagen
Stage Manager: Molly Pearson

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TALK-BACK NIGHT
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Followinfg the performance

TALK BACK BEGINS AT 9:30PM AND IS FREE OF CHARGE

Step into the post-game discussion with Bradley Moss, playwright Matthew MacKenzie and the cast/crew of Bust as they discuss brining the World Premiere play to The Roxy on Gateway. Don’t expect any simple “we gave 110%” answers, as the cast/crew along with the TN audience dive into the world of Bust. The talk-back will be held Friday February 17 following the performance – even if you’ve seen the show, you are invited to attend.

REDUCED TICKET PRICES FOR FORT MCMURRAY RESIDENTS

Theatre Network is offering a half-priced ticket deal for Fort McMurray residents and anyone affected by the fires in the summer of 2016. Just let us know when you purchase your tickets that you are a Fort McMurray resident. For more information feel free to contact the Theatre Network box-office 780 453 2440 or email boxoffice@theatrenetwork.ca


February 9 –26 , 2017

Times
Previews February 7–8, 2017
Opening February 9

Tues-Sat @ 8pm | Sundays @ 2pm

CAST & CREW

Playwright

Matthew MacKenzie

After a record number of failed applications, Matt was accepted to and graduated from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, where he was awarded the Quebec Lieutenant Governor’s Award for community involvement and sticktoitiveness. After a record number of failed submissions, Matt’s play SIA won the 2010 Alberta Playwriting Competition, receiving …

Laura

Lora Brovold

Pityu Kenderes is one of the founding co-artistic directors of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Pityu is a sculptor and painter and puppeteer, in live theater and for film. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, and a Graduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary.

Ty

Brandon Coffey

Brando(n) Coffey was born in Ft. McMurray Alberta at some point in the 80’s. He knew ever since he saw a burned Freddy Kruger on TV at the bright age of five that he wanted to be an actor (thanks Mom). Brando(n) is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. He is most …

Carmell

Louise Lambert

Louise has been seen in Theatre houses in Toronto she also has done many Film, TV and voice over work. Theatre Credits she has currently achieved in Edmonton; SISTER SISTER (NLT) ROMEO AND JULIET, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Freewill Shakespeare) CATEGORY E (The Maggie Tree) THE PINK UNICORN (Northern Light Theatre) ONE MAN TWO GOVERNORS, ROMEO …

Barry

Christopher Schulz

Christopher was most recently seen in last season’s Northern Light Theatre production of WISH (Sterling Nomination for Outstanding Actor) and NIGHTHAWK RULES (What It Is Productions) at the 2016 Edmonton Fringe Festival. Other credits include, MOTE (Blarney Productions), THE GLASS MENAGERIE and EQUUS (Citadel Theatre), MACBETH (National Arts Centre/Citadel Theatre), SOME GIRL(S) (Northern Light Theatre), …

Director

Bradley Moss

Bradley is an MFA graduate in directing from the University Alberta. He joined Theatre Network in 1996 to create the multidisciplinary emerging artist festival – Nextfest. In 2014 Bradley accepted the dual role of Artistic & Executive Director for Theatre Network. Some recent productions include: BED AND BREAKFAST, THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, MINERVA …

Set & Costume Designer

Cory Sincennes

Cory is an award winning designer, currently residing in Charlottetown, PEI. His set, costume and lighting designs have received both national and international recognition. His work has been seen throughout Canada, as well as throughout Europe and Russia. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University before studying design at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. …

Lighting Designer

Scott Peters

“Now is a time to storm; Why dost thou laugh? It fits not with this hour.” Recent Design credits include BED AND BREAKFAST (Theatre Network), EDAY (Serial Collective), Minerva Queen of the Handcuffs (Ghost-writer Theatre), THE EMPRESS & THE PRIME MINISTER, WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW, INFINITY (Theatre Network), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, THE WINTER’S TALE, HAMLET, A COMEDY OF ERRORS (Freewill Players), 9-5, A …

Composer/Sound Designer

Darrin Hagen

Darrin Hagen is the Artistic Director of Guys In Disguise, which is celebrating over three decades of creating drag comedies that have toured across North America. He has received 7 Sterling awards for his work in the Edmonton theatre scene, and over 40 Sterling nominations. His writing debut in 1996 was the award-winning THE EDMONTON …

Stage Manager

Molly Pearson

Molly’s recent credits include stage managing THE ANXIETY PROJECT for Theatre Yes, WORKING IT OUT for The Alberta Worker’s Health Centre, THE PASSION OF NARCSSE MONDOUX for Northern Light Theatre/l’UniTheatre, LA VOIX HUMAINE for l’UniTheatre/Opera NUOVA, JEAN ET BEATRICE for l’UniTheatre, assistant stage managing ROMEO AND JULIET, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, AS YOU LIKE IT and …

Drag
BLEAK, BLACK, AND FUNNY, BUST GIVES AFTERMATH OF FORT MCMURRAY FIRE ABSURDIST EDGE
REVIEW: PAULA SIMONS, EDMONTON JOURNAL
BUST HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR THEATRE NETWORK
REVIEW: COLIN MACLEAN, GIGCITY.CA
BOOM GOES AND BUST GOES BOOM: A REVIEW OF STRANGE NEW MATTHEW MACKENZIE COMEDY AT NETWORK
REVIEW: LIZ NICHOLLS, 12THNIGHT.CA
BUST: A POLISHED COMEDY THAT CUTS TO THE HEART OF DEVOTION AND DIVISION IN ALBERTA
REVIEW: KEVIN SOLEZ, VUE WEEKLY
‘THE BEAST’ COLLIDES WITH HOCKEY IN MATTHEW MACKENZIE’S LATEST, BUST
REVIEW: JENNA MARYNOWSKI, AFTERTHEHOUSELIGHTS.COM

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

Photos by Ian Jackson/EPIC Photography
Featuring: Lora Brovold, Brandon Coffey, Louise Lambert & Christopher Schulz

PRE- PRODUCTION PHOTOS

Photos by Aaron Pedersen
Featuring: Louise Lambert