Places Please: July 2014

Tuesday 01st, July 2014 / 10:37
By Geneviève Dale

CALGARY — It seems July is the month for community and amateur theatre, as well as emerging theatre groups. Smaller communities outside of Calgary are a great place to go for live performances and make for a fun day trip as well. As the professional seasons get ready to wind up for their new seasons in the fall, smaller companies are carrying us through the summer.

Freud’s Last Session
Rosebud Theatre (Rosebud, AB)
July 2 – August 23

History buffs will enjoy this reenactment between Sigmund Freud and his guest, C.S. Lewis. Lewis is expecting to hear an earful about his critiques of Freud, but the conversation that follows will surprise the audience as much as it surprised the two men. Exploring ideas about God, love, sex and the meaning of life, this play is worth the road trip. Click here to read our chat with actor Nathan Schmidt.

Robin Hood
Goodger Pink Productions
Kinsmen Park (Okotoks, AB)
July 4-13

Photo: Mike Bell

Photo: Mike Bell

This family-friendly show follows the adventures of Robin Hood and his Merry Men in Sherwood Forest. The show is good for all ages, so everyone from the youngest family member to grandma and grandpa will be able to come.

The Curse of the House Atreus
Calgary Young People’s Theatre
July 30 – August 3

Calgary’s young players take the stage in this adaptation of Greek myth. After the Trojan War, the victorious King Agamemnon returns home for some peace and quiet. However, within his own family, war is brewing. Adapted from The Orestia, this production gives the chance to young performers to share this ancient story with Calgary audiences.

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