By Sara Elizabeth Taylor
CALGARY — There is truly so much creativity, passion and excitement in Calgary’s theatre scene, and nowhere is this more evident than in the line-up of plays scheduled to open in November. This month, Calgary’s theatre groups are sure to push you outside of your comfort zone with plays that challenge conventional storytelling structures, peek behind the curtains of historical figures, and turn the magnifying glass on our own modern lives. Buckle up for an exciting month of theatre!
Joyce Doolittle Theatre in the Pumphouse Theatres
William Shakespeare has died, and on the eve of his funeral, his widow Anne Hathaway prepares to read her husband’s will. Audiences will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the legendary poet, playwright and actor as told from Hathaway’s perspective as she reflects on the sacrifices she made as a wife and mother.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Front Row Centre Players
Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
A troupe of eccentric Victorian performers takes the stage to present Charles Dickens’ unfinished story in this play-within-a-play musical whodunit. But what happens next is up to you! Every night, the audience will decide the fate of the entire show as it is performed in choose-your-own-adventure style, guaranteeing a one-of-a-kind experience that you’ll want to go back to again and again.
What Happened to the Seeker
Theatre Junction and STO Union
Theatre Junction GRAND
A middle-class North American woman goes on a journey to find something that she has lost and spent most of her life trying to recover. What Happened To The Seeker upends conventional narrative storytelling by allowing the audience to explore an exhibition, video and performance to piece together the story of the character’s fragmented life.
University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts
November 24 – December 5
Over the course of 24 hours, 12 strangers – an activist, a lawyer and a working girl among them – find their fates profoundly and unexpectedly connected. Inside depicts a cross-section of everyday experiences while exploring the complexities of modern life.AB, Alberta, live theatre