Theatre Network Announces Season 43 at The Roxy on Gateway!
Fresh off the Sterling Award for Outstanding Production of a Play (Irma Voth) at the 2017 Sterling Awards, Theatre Network is pleased to announce our new season of contemporary theatre at The Roxy on Gateway.
“We are excited to share these nationally recognized artists with Edmonton audiences. I guarantee that these performances will stir our hearts and imaginations.”
-Artistic & Executive Director, Bradley Moss
Theatre Network Mainstage Season 2017/2018
The World Premiere of
Created by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop
November 7 – 26, 2017
Previews: November 7 & 8 | Opening: November 9
Beware the Jabberwock!
Such is the frantic warning inscribed to us in the strange and ancient poem known as Jabberwocky. But what monster does it mean? What’s a Jabberwock? What comes when that dread name is called? How do we defend ourselves against the formless? Do not fear: in this, their brand new puppet extravaganza for adults, the Old Trouts clutch their vorpal swords in hand, and valiantly promise to save us all from the things that haunt us in the night.
Created by Judd Palmer, Peter Balkwill & Pityu Kenderes
One Little Indian Productions’
By Sheldon Elter
February 13 – March 4, 2018
Previews: February 13 & 14 | Opening: February 15
In Sheldon Elter’s hilarious and heartbreaking one-person show, we follow a young Métis man on his journey out of a destructive cycle. In dynamic shifts between storytelling, stand-up comedy, and multi-character vignettes; this personal tale unfolds to expose the impact of family dysfunction, internalized racism, and the significance of embracing life’s choices.
Written & Performed by Sheldon Elter
Directed by Ron Jenkins
Photo by Ryan Parker
By Hannah Moscovitch
April 17 – May 6, 2018
Previews: April 17 & 18 | Opening: April 19
How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? In this Dora-Award Winner for Best New Play, three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – collide like particles, and together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they could never have imagined.
Directed by Bradley Moss
A Nextfest Arts Company Production
May 31 – June 10, 2018
A celebration of the creative voice of the next generation, Nextfest is a multidisciplinary art festival that promotes the development of emerging artists. A powerful voice in Edmonton’s festival season, Nextfest is curated to help young artists gain experience and hone their craft by offering original encounters in theatre, dance, music, film, visual art, and much more.
Festival Director: Ellen Chorley
Festival Manager: Maggie Baird
The Roxy Performance Series 2017/2018
Theatre Network continues to support award-winning professional independent productions from rising indie theatre companies with The Roxy Performance Series, curated by TN’s Artistic Director Bradley Moss.
Newman Mentalism presents
September 21 – 24, 2017
Mentalist Jeff Newman will mess with your head. In this exhilarating show, Newman will astound and amaze as he brings his audience into his world of science, suggestion, and good old-fashioned trickery with the skills of a master manipulator.
What It Is Productions presents
By Annie Baker
October 10 – 22, 2017
What It Is Productions and director Taylor Chadwick make their Performance Series debut in award-winning playwright Annie Baker’s story of two 30 something’s who set out to teach a young coffee shop employee “everything they know”. The Aliens is a story about the humour and heartbreak of growing up.
Edmonton Actors Theatre presents
By Jay Torrence
December 12 – 23, 2017
The holiday tradition from multiple Sterling Award winner Dave Horak and Edmonton Actors Theatre returns! Inspired by a true story, Burning Bluebeard tells the tale of six singed clowns who emerge from the burnt remains of a theatre to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime.
Kill Your Television presents
By Joe Calarco
January 16 – 28, 2018
Nathan Cuckow & Kevin Sutley of Kill Your Television reimagine their 2002 hit, Shakespeare’s R & J with a young emerging cast of actors. Four male students break away from their regimented, private-school lives to secretly meet to read the recently banned, Romeo and Juliet and get swept swept away and transformed by the play’s emotion and vitality.
Wild Side Productions presents
To Be Announced
March 13 – 25, 2018
Rights are still pending on a new production from Wild Side Productions (Passion Play, The Realistic Joneses, 10 out of 12) and director Jim Guedo.
September 29, October 27, December 1, 2017
February 2, May 11, 2018
Miss Davina, Miss Cathleen, Miss Leona and Mister Noel Taylor return for another high-energy season of the info-tainment, talk, and variety show on select Friday night.
All performances – aside from select Nextfest events – run at Theatre Network’s temporary home The Roxy on Gateway, located at 8529 Gateway Blvd.
Shows run Tuesday – Sunday with evening shows at 8pm & Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Advance tickets and Season Passes are available by calling the TN Office (780) 453 – 2440 or visiting tickets.theatrenetwork.ca