It Started With an Allergy went brilliantly last night — SO good. Thanks so much to everyone who saw it and liked it, and THANK YOU Ken Brown, StageStruck’s adjudicator, for his absolutely spot-on critique and for saying I gave a great performance — NOT fangirling. Nope. I know now very well the show’s well worth continuing on with, so I’ll be busily re-writing. In the meantime, StageStruck is not over. More shows are coming up this afternoon starting at 1, and even more this evening!
For me, it’s on to the next thing (busy busy). My VERY latest play, called Marathon/Sprint, will be having a scene read at Peep Show, part of the new arts festival Skirts Afire. The festival runs from March 7-10 on Alberta Avenue — also known as 118th — and Peep Show will be on the final day. Have a look at the frankly gorgeous poster and complete schedule below. Hope to see some Take a Bite fans there!
So, tonight, and tonight only, playwright and sometime-actor Heather will be performing It Started With an Allergy. Tickets are available at Tix on the Square or at the door, of the Walterdale Playhouse, 10322 83 Ave NW, Edmonton.
What else can I say? Come see ME!
Here is where to buy tickets for Stories of Love & Hate!
Edmonton Fringe programs are now on sale too all over the city – pick one up and see everything there is to see.
So the Toga & Burlesque fundraiser raised the roof last night. Thanks again to all our donors – Sobeys, the Black Sheep Pub, Sharon Skwarchuk, Kimberly Budd, Jessie McKitrick, and the Colonescu family, our own beautiful Nicole, Gino Akbari and photographer Steve Barr – for their donations allowing us to thank our partygoers. And thank you to our audience for coming to support the show and having such a great time! Thanks also to the Irish Sports & Social Society for hosting us (and provided beer!), and the wonderful Lucky L’amour and Delilah Manhandler of Capital City Burlesque for their performances. Thanks especially to our own sound designer Darrell Portz, who won the 50/50 draw (no joke!), and then donated his winnings back to the show. We adore Darrell.
So feast your eyes on the photos and remember, this is but a preview for the SHOW. Details of the venue and times for Stories of Love & Hate at the Edmonton Fringe will be coming very shortly.
The luscious Lucky L’amour of Capital City Burlesque performing at the Toga & Burlesque Party. Photo snapped by Jessie McKitrick.
Our Valentine and tech extraordinaire Doug Verdin and one of partygoers, getting into the spirit of the occasion.