Lac/Athabasca Coming to Fredericton!

We’re delighted to announce that after performance runs in Vancouver and Toronto, our current show, Lac/Athabasca by Len Falkenstein, will soon be staged in Fredericton for the very first time!

Our production will be mounted in cooperation with Fredericton’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Company, with support from The Canada Council for the Arts, and will be staged at Memorial Hall, UNB, WednesdaLAC-NEWTRAINy, October 14 through Saturday, October 17, with performances at 7:30 PM nightly.

Lac/Athabasca is a play that takes audiences on a thought-provoking and emotional cross-Canada journey from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast. Set both along Alberta’s Athabasca River and in a small town in northern New Brunswick, the play was inspired by the train derailment tragedy that occurred in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, in 2013 as well as the social, environmental and economic impact of the Alberta oil sands and the ongoing debate over oil production and transportation in Canada.

Earlier this year, Lac/Athabasca received the Dorothy White Award for Second Prize in Ottawa Little Theatre’s National Playwriting Contest for 2015, as well as Second Prize in the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Contest, which is mounted every second year by Queen’s University and attracts scripts from many of the nation’s top playwrights. The play was selected for production at this August’s SummerWorks Theatre Festival in Toronto, one of Canada’s most prestigious juried performance festivals, where it attracted national media attention and earned rave reviews, including selections from NOW Magazine as one of its “Best of the Fest” and for “Best Ensemble.”

Lac/Athabasca features performances by Jake Martin, Rebekah Chasse, Alex Donovan, Jean-Michel Cliche, and Emily Bosse, who each play multiple roles in the play’s several interwoven plotlines.

The play also features an original score by Fredericton musician/composer Eric Hill and visual/projection design by Mike Johnston.

Tickets for the play will be $18 regular, $14 for seniors and underwaged, and $10 students. Tickets are available at the door and can be reserved by calling 506 458-7406 or emailing nbacts@unb.ca

For more information on the Fredericton run of Lac/Athabasca, contact Len Falkenstein at 458-7406 or lfalken@unb.ca

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