FLC Seniors Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Theatre Projects is a Calgary-based, not-for-profit, professional theatre company that celebrates the art of live theatre. The company produces world-calibre shows with a focus on idea-driven new works, plays by Canadian playwrights, and contemporary theatre from around the world. It is also a national leader in new play development and dramaturgy.

Location

All shows are at:

Martha Cohen Theatre
Arts Commons (North Side)
215 – 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta
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TICKETS

Discounted ticket prices are $45.50 unless otherwise noted. To purchase tickets contact the ATP Box Office at 403-294-7402 and mention you are an FLC Seniors Club member.

Time

Sundays Matinees as shown below at 2:00pm
With the exception of The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe which is at 1:00pm.

Contact & Coordinator: Albert Herscovitch   403-288-5520
Contact by filling out this e-mail form or by emailing [email protected]


2019 – 2020 Season

The Wedding Party
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00pm
Ticket Price: $45.50, Zone A seating
By Kristen Thomson

The Wedding Party celebrates the wedding of Sherry and Jack Jr., and the joining together of two very unlikely families: The well-to-do Sealey-Skeetes and the hard-working, hard-living Boychuks. Audiences will have a ring-side seat for their big day, as an outrageous reception spins out of control in real time. Family secrets, squabbling in-laws, embarrassing speeches, terrible dance moves and those cousins you wish hadn’t shown up.

In one of the play’s most impressive comic devices, six of Calgary’s finest actors will portray the dozens of wedding guests in attendance, moving from one outrageous character to the next at a dizzying pace.

“A comedic clash of classes” – Globe and Mail

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes 20 minute intermission)


Disgraced
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm
Ticket Price: $45.50, Zone A seating
By Ayad Akhtar

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East side of Manhattan. He has also turned his back on his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party for Amir’s rising African-American colleague and her Jewish husband, the evening gives way to a searing debate about race, privilege, politics and identity, fearlessly taken on from a variety of cultural perspectives. Marriage, friendships, ambition, religion, race, art and power: nothing is off-limits in this riveting drama.

Tense, surprising and shockingly funny, Disgraced will hold audiences on the edge of their seats.

“Taught, engrossing and powerful” – The Guardian
“A compact, stunning gut punch addressing the cultural affinities some of us are allowed to escape and those we aren’t” – Time Out Chicago

Running Time: TBD


The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
Ticket Price: $45.50, Zone A seating
Story by C.S. Lewis, Adapted by Joseph Robinette

The thrilling, well-known tale takes four children from a dusty English mansion to a mythical, far-away world gripped in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. Helped along by the fawn, Mr. Tumnus, the friendly Beaver family and a forest of talking animals, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy take centre stage in the struggle to free Narnia from the forces of the White Witch as they await the triumphant return of Aslan the Lion.

The magical, wintery landscape of Narnia will be brought to life onstage in the Martha Cohen Theatre through the use of extraordinary scenic elements, costumes and puppetry, as the characters learn profound lessons of courage, loyalty and wisdom. Ceaselessly inventive and joyously imaginative” (National Post), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is sure to be an exciting and deeply heartwarming theatrical experience for children and adults alike.

“Enchanting and fun for the entire family” – Broadway World

Running Time: 2 hour and 15 minutes (Includes a 20-minute intermission)


Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00pm
Ticket Price: $45.50, Zone A seating
Created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan and Christian Barry

Humorously dark story-theatre with a high-energy concert, Old Stock debuted in Halifax and has become an international sensation, also enjoying a wildly popular seven-week run Off-Broadway. The play tells the true story of Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents, who landed on Pier 2 as Jewish Romanian immigrants to start a new life. Dark and hilarious, Old Stock is a genre-bending folk tale, woven together in a concert of brash, rollicking, joyful Klezmer Folk music.

“A thing of raw and unmissable beauty” (Herald Scotland), this Klezmer-folk music-theatre hybrid stars musical sensation Ben Caplan.

“Emotionally engaging, visually stunning and at 80 minutes leaves us still wanting more” – Musical Theatre Review

Running Time: Approximately 80 minutes


Actually
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm
Ticket Price: $45.50, Zone A seating
By Anna Ziegler

The winner of the Ovation Award in Los Angeles for best new play, Actually takes place on the contemporary campus of Princeton University, and tells the story of two very different Freshmen. Amber comes from a well to do Jewish family. Tom is a young African American man raised in poverty, the first in his family to attend university. The two meet one night at a frat party, hit it off, share some laughs and a few too many drinks. Precisely what happens next is the devastating, complex question at the heart of this riveting new drama. Tom and Amber both plead their case in a direct address to the audience, each defending their own very different versions of events.

Fearlessly examining the issue of consent head-on, Actually tackles the politics of race, gender and privilege on a contemporary university campus.

“Rich and memorable. could not be better timed.”– NYT
“Psychologically complex and politically charged, with energy and urgency.”– Time Out New York

Running Time: 90 minutes


Cowgirl
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00pm
Ticket Price: $45.50, Zone A seating
By Anna Chatterton

Joyce, Effie and BB are cowgirl goddesses on Mount Olympus who lament what they see down on earth. It’s a cowboy’s world. Cocky steer-ropers have stolen the spotlight for long enough. The goddesses decide to use their considerable supernatural powers to give rise to a Cowgirl Revolution. When they discover Cassidy Clark, a talented, charismatic loner from Okotoks, Alberta, they know they have found the barrel racer poised to lead their cause. The three goddesses appear to her one day, offering her all the gifts she will need to earn her first buckle at the Canadian Finals Rodeo championship. We follow Cassidy atop her trusty mare, Starbright, as she rises to the top of the circuit, throwing back shots of Jack Daniels and two-stepping along the way. Cassidy wrestles with her new-found fame, and just how far she will push herself and Starbright in pursuit of their dream.

Anna Chatterton’s Cowgirl Up is a magical, thought-provoking, irreverent new work that takes on rodeo culture from a whole new perspective.

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes (no intermission)