By Geneviève Dale
CALGARY — September is when the theatre season reawakens in Calgary. Don’t let this month be all business with back-to-school tasks taking up your days – make sure to get out and see a play! Here are a few picks for the upcoming month.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Looking to make a few extra pounds, Englishman Francis Henshall signs up for two jobs, working for two different gentlemen. He’s got more to juggle than just his schedule, however, when he discovers his two masters are actual rival criminals. Anyone who is a fan of comedies such as Fawlty Towers, Jeeves and Wooster, or any “servants and masters” English comedies are going to love this one.
We Are All Treaty People
One Yellow Rabbit with Making Treaty 7, Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts, The Banff Centre, and Heritage Park
September 11, 13, 14
Taking place in the Chautauqua Tent on the Heritage Park grounds, this performance investigates the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877 and tackles the impact of the making of Treaty 7. The cast includes over 20 poets, dancers, singers, musicians, and performers. The project aims to show all Albertans the impact of this treaty in history, and how it has changed our day-to-day lives.
Farewell, My Lovely
September 20 – October 19
Right out of the rich world of film noir, this detective story follows the usual suspects into a plot filled with intrigue, wise guys and dames with dark secrets. This play is a partnership with the Vancouver Arts Club and is the work of a Canadian playwright.
The Life History of the African Elephant
September 29 – October 18
Lunchbox is bringing back this local favourite from Calgarian playwright Clem Martini. It’s a story of unlikely friendship between one very accident-prone woman and a shy elephant trainer. This production is directed by founding Lunchbox Theatre artistic directors and features the original cast, so it’s quite the throwback production.AB, Alberta, Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts, Farewell My Lovely, Heritage Park, Lunchbox Theatre, Making Treaty 7, One Man Two Guvnors, One Yellow Rabbit, The Banff Centre, The Life History of the African Elephant, theatre, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, We Are All Treaty People