Artists’ Collective Theatre is proud to be producing two shows in repertory for the Canmore Summer Theatre Festival July 4-8, 2018
Apple Kingdom by Eric Pettifor, Arrangements by Charlotte Loeppky
A fantasy/musical, this fairy-tale tells the story of a young king whose kingdom was so small he was mocked by the other kings of the world. In exchange for power he promises the witch his first born daughter on her 16th birthday. But though the witch delivers on her promise, when the princess nears her 16th birthday, the king regrets the deal he made so many years ago. Can he save his daughter? Can the prince who woos his daughter help? Might help come from an unexpected quarter, the familiar of the witch, a giant, bipedal talking Lizard?
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
A classic tale with 1970’s flare. Music, movement, and, of course, incense, flowered wreaths, and peace signs. "Come and see, you who are negligent, Montagues and Capulets ... One lot already grieving, the other in fear."
The play breathes new life into the diary entries of this extraordinary girl, inviting the audience to share in this compelling and surprisingly relatable journey. Within the annex in which she hid, Anne Frank comes of age: she plays, cries, laughs, and falls in love for the first time. When you witness the account, you will see that Anne's faith is more relevant today as when it was first published..."in spite of everything...people are truly good at heart".
It is present day, and your typical Canadian punk, Jimmy “Spider” McKuen, stumbles upon an old (haunted) mansion. There he meets none other than the Prince of Denmark himself, Hamlet. Enthralled in the classic tale he is reminded of from his brief school days, he follows Hamlet, Ophelia, and the rest of Shakespeare’s characters so far as to start talking in iambic pentameter!
This season, Artists’ Collective Theatre is proud to present GENESIS: The Mary Shelley Play, written by renowned playwright Mary Humphrey Baldridge.
Alice’s Wonderland is an adaptation of the novel and stories by Lewis Carrol. Alice is a 7 year old girl who, while sitting with her sister, falls asleep and enters a wonderland of fanciful characters each adding their own humour and dimension to the adventure. Through all the absurdity and whimsy, Alice learns a great deal about life and growing up in a precarious world.
The production is a medley of musical theatre, movement, dance, mask, & puppetry consisting of upwards of 50 characters, multiple parts often being played by one performer. ACT will also be partnering with Trinity Christian School and their students.
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Arden of Faversham is the best crime play in years! It will have you tingling with excitement!
This murder thriller will hold your attention like a vice!
The tale of a married, middle-aged architect, Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, whose lives crumble when Martin falls in love with a goat, the play focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society. Through showing this family in crisis, Albee challenges audience members to question their own moral judgment of social taboos.
Almost, Maine is a series of vignettes on the theme of love in "unorganized territory", the almost town of Almost, Maine.
The musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality. In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
Down in the boiler room of an old hotel, Aggie Rose has made her makeshift home. Sprugg visits and turns it into a venue for the imagination. They envision and embody those above them in the hotel, while Pete the Janitor spies on them for his amusement.
How do you build a relationship with someone you have nothing in common with? Rel8shun addresses ideas of love, family, and of friendship. Like “The Big Bang”, Jeff and Tyson are roommates with very little in common. Rel8Shun brings you on an emotional roller-coaster allowing you to wonder about your own relationships and what you are willing to sacrifice to have them.
The Apple Kingdom, by Eric Pettifor, is a musical fairy tale in one act. Winner of outstanding actress (Madeleine Suddaby), director (Eric Pettifor), and outstanding production at the Calgary One Act Play Festival, March, 2013. Winner of outstanding actress (Madeleine Suddaby), and outstanding actor (Tyler Reinhold) at the Alberta One Act Play Festival, May, 2013.