Theatre Mainstage

Welcome to Theatre at Nextfest 2022!

Check out the amazing theatre selections below and get your tickets here.

Theatre mainstage performances are below. Want more? Check out our Progress Showings & Workshop ReadingsĀ line up.

Get tickets here:Ā https://bit.ly/3wSIJOR

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CHUCKLE RUCKUS

created and performed by Tyra Banda, Elanja Corosky, and Catriona Hurley

When?

  • Thursday, June 2 at 5:00 pmĀ 
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 9:00 pmĀ 
  • Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 pmĀ 
  • Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 pmĀ 

Where? Lorne Cardinal Theatre in the Roxy Theatre

Chuckle Ruckus is an unhinged sketch comedy group that encourages audiences to look at the world differently.

Come on out to experience an hour of sheer elation that will be full of laughs, pain, and pant wetting.

This show is not recommended for younger audiences as it contains LOTS OF buck wild content.

 

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re:Create Theatre presents

THE SHADOW AND THE FOOL; a progress showing for a process growing

by Philip Hackborn, directed by Sammy Lowe

When?

  • Saturday, June 4 at 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 5:00 pmĀ 
  • Wednesday, June 8 at 5:00 pmĀ 
  • Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pmĀ 

Where? Lorne Cardinal Theatre in the Roxy TheatreĀ 

Reveal: (v) make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others.Ā 

Revel: (v) enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing. (re-)veil: (v) cover, conceal, or disguise (or mask).Ā 

Reveille: (v) to awaken. A hybrid lecture-performance sharing some ideas on a connection between the personal shadow of the unconscious and the processes of clown and character mask. A beginning point for conversations on shadow-play, ma

 

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Strange Lilies Productions presents

STONE AND SOILĀ 

by Gabby Bernard, directed by Amanda Goldberg

When?

  • Sunday, June 5 at 6:30 pmĀ 
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00 pmĀ 
  • Saturday, June 11 at 6:00 pmĀ 
  • Sunday, June 12Ā  at 5:30 pmĀ 

Where? Lorne Cardinal Theatre in the Roxy TheatreĀ 

Camilleā€™s ghost is trapped in the broken-down ruins of her final studio. She knows nothing but her own rage and does nothing but destroy her own work, day after day.Ā 

As she loses grasp of her own story, she finds herself fading ā€“ until an unexpected visitor arrives and moves her to remember.Ā 

 

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MOONIE AND MAYBEE DIG UP A GRAVE Ā  Ā  Ā Ā 

by Sara Campos-Silvius, directed by Tonya Rae Chrystian

When?Ā 

  • Friday, June 3 at 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 5 at 1:00 pmĀ 
  • Wednesday, June 8 at 8:00 pmĀ 
  • Saturday, June 11 at 5:00 pmĀ 

Where? Nancy Power Theatre in the Roxy TheatreĀ 

 

Night. Graveyard. Full moon.

Moonie and Maybee have been sent to dig up a grave, and they better get it done before sunriseā€”OR ELSE.Ā 

 

 

 

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Watt and Walters present

HOST TOWN

created by Michael Watt and Jacquelin Walters, directed by Emma Ryan, featuring Michael Watt, Jacquelin Walters, Elizabeth Janzen, Jordan Empson, Colin Bluekens, Larissah Lashley, Arden Phillips, Mark Guerrero, Jack Walker, Alex Sahli, Ariadne Belle, and Alex Viera.

When?

  • Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 pmĀ 
  • Friday, June 10 at 7:00 pmĀ 
  • Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 pmĀ 

Where? Nancy Power Theatre in the Roxy TheatreĀ 

Host Town is a staged concert featuring songs from Watt and Walters’ unreleased concept album of the same name. It tells the story of an abandoned town which was briefly reinhabited by a community of people with various reasons for fleeing their previous homes.

Unfortunately for these folks, the former ghost town carries cursed energy, some may even think of it as a gate to another world, and when a mysterious stranger appears in the area, their new lives quickly fall apart.

In Host Town, the spirits of these souls recall the fateful day that everything went wrong.Ā 

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OMISIMAWIWĀ 

by Shyanne Duquette

featuring Lisa Dawn Daniels, Skye Grinde, Kim Turner, and Hailey Verbonac.

When?

  • Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 7 at 6:00 pmĀ 
  • Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 pmĀ 
  • Saturday, June 11 at 1:00 pmĀ 

Where? Nancy Power Theatre in the Roxy TheatreĀ 

Two strangers meet on the Edmonton LRT. Through instinct and happenstance, they realize they share the same father. They both struggle with being culturally disconnected, dejected, and lost.

With little to no easy way to connect with that side of their parentage, they end up having to confront uncomfortable emotions.

As both sisters individually reckon with how ‘indigenous’ identity is interwoven with others’ definitions they find themselves inspired to reclaim and embrace their culture.

 

 

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