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The Listening Room by Michaela Jeffery | Edmonton Fringe Theatre | Wednesday, 17. January 2018

Cardiac Theatre invites you to THE LISTENING ROOM by Michaela Jeffery

presented by Azimuth Theatre as part of the Alberta Emerging Company Showcase

January 19-28, 2017 (previews on January 17 and 18)
in the Studio Theatre (ATB Financial Arts Barns)

8:00pm Tuesday-Saturday
2:00pm Sundays
No show on Monday
Run Time: 75 mintues

Tickets $10-$25 through the Fringe Theatre Box Office or at the door
- Student = $22 ($10 for previews)
- Senior = $ 22
- Adult = $25
- Cheap Tuesday (Jan 23) = $15

Set at the turn of the next century, THE LISTENING ROOM takes us to the heart of a society yet-to-come: The Earie. In the middle of a post-apocalyptic desert, a group of teenage dissidents use antiquated 21st century radio telescopes to salvage fragments of earlier civilizations still ricocheting between stars, searching for connection to a past that has faded both from memory and record.

A new work by Calgary-based playwright Michaela Jeffery, recipient of an Enbridge Emerging Playwright Award, and finalist for the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award.

"You have to fight, or there's nothing."

Feautring Colin Dingwall, Philip Geller, Ashleigh Hicks, Carmen Nieuwenhuis, and Jay Northcott

Director: Harley Morison
Production Designer: Elise Jason
Sound Designer: Thomas Geddes
Stage Manager: Kiidra Duhault
Graphic Design: Foolish, Art & Design Work

Following the Edmonton run, THE LISTENING ROOM moves to Calgary from February 14-24! Tickets available through artscommons.ca
  • It's Opening Night! Catch the show at 8pm followed by a reception sponsored by Accent Lounge. Maybe you'll get to meet actor Carmen Nieuwenhuis! Carmen is an Edmonton based theatre/movement artist and is absolutely delighted to be working with Cardiac Theatre on The Listening Room this winter. Recent acting credits include Prophecy (Impossible Mongoose), Antigone, Hamlet (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre), Mar and Briefcase in Office (Play the Fool Festival), The Lobbyists (Chinook Series), One of Us Must Know (Dirt Buffet Theatre), Beyond Therapy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Kaufman Kabaret (Studio Theatre), Deadmonton (Allspice Theatre), The E-Town Clown Cabaret (Fool Spectrum Theatre). You can also catch her creating flash theatre events in Edmonton at site specific crosswalks and parks. Carmen is a graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta. A huge thanks to her fiancé Emmanuel for his support and love. (Production Design by Elise Jason. Photo by Nico Laroche-Humby)
  • Today brings us our final preview, and a great shot of actor Colin Dingwall by Nico Laroche-Humby! Colin Dingwall, B.F.A. Drama, is an actor based out of Alberta and Co-founder of Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre. He is very excited to be working in Edmonton again, and with Cardiac Theatre for the first time. Acting credits include; Short Cuts Festival (Hardly Art theatre); Salt Baby (The Globe Theatre); Theatre in the Pool (SUM Theatre); The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Persephone Theatre); Routes, Sprouts New Play Festival (Concrete Theatre); Working it Out (Alberta Workers Health Center); The Apartment Show, Time and Tot, Grow Up (THUGWork Theatre); Spirits of The Trail (Burning Sun Productions). Other endeavours include running Dybamic Yard Care in Calgary, and baking bread.
  • Wish I could be there to see this stunning playwright’s western premiere of this work! Congrats to all involved.
  • Our first preview is tonight at 8:00pm! In celebration, we'd like you to meet one of our intrepid actors: Ashleigh Hicks is a playwright/performer/director/producer currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has studied for four years with the University of Alberta’s BA Honours Drama program, and has trained in clown and neobouffon at the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance. Her latest work, fawn, will be premiering at the 2018 New Works Festival this February.
  • Let me know your Calgary dates. Eugenio and I want to come! 😊😊