For Immediate Release: August 25, 201
Edmonton Media Contact: Melissa Thingelstad | firstname.lastname@example.org | 780.945.1869
BONE CAGE by CATHERINE BANKS
(Edmonton, AB) Theatre Yes presents Canadian playwright Catherine Banks’ 2008 Governor General award-winning play, Bone Cage, at La Cité Francophone (8627 91 Street) September 24 – October 4, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at TIX on the Square (9930-102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill Square; by phone 780.420.1757 or online www.tixonthesquare.ca)
Directed by Heather Inglis, Bone Cage features the achingly raw Andy Northrup and a host of Edmonton’s young emerging talent including Karina Cox, Murray Cullen, Alyson Dicey, Neil Kuefler, Byron Trevor Martin, and Emily Siobhan McCourt. “It’s exhilarating to feature a cast of some of Edmonton’s most exciting up and coming actors in a modern Canadian master work which is built to show them off to their best potential” says Inglis.
Catherine Banks’s Bone Cage is a poetic masterwork set in a rural Nova Scotia town where logging is the way-of-life. The play follows the unraveling of a group of tough-talking twenty-somethings who ache to take the world by storm, but are hobbled by life in their industry town. It is an urgently contemporary coming of age story that calls out poignantly to Alberta, where the backbone of the economy is built on volatile industries and jobs often come at a distinct personal price.
The team putting together the haunting rural Nova Scotia atmosphere includes: set and costume design by Brian Bast, lighting design by Kevin Humphrey, sound design by Paul Morgan Donald, movement and assistant direction by Melissa Thingelstad, fight choreography by Cliff Kelly, production management by Adam Turnbull, and stage management by recent U of A graduate Kate Quinn-Feehan.
“With her expert command of dramatic metaphor, Catherine Banks shows us the life-blood of rural Canada flowing through the conflicted, con-caged human heart. The playwright finds that which is most noble in unexpected places, the heroic in what appears to be the simplest of lives.” — Governor General’s Literary Award Jury Citation
Theatre Yes creates access points to national and international cultural conversations via the production of unique and challenging works from Canada and the world. In 2013/2014 Theatre Yes brought the critically acclaimed National Elevator Project to Edmonton and received a special Sterling Award for Outstanding Innovation in the Theatre. Theatre Yes is about risky, challenging, contemporary theatre that takes audiences to places they have never been before. (theatre-yes.ca)
Bone Cage runs September 24 – October 4, 2015 at La Cité Francophone. Tickets are on sale now at TIX on the Square (9930-102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill Square; by phone 780.420.1757 or online www.tixonthesquare.ca). The production contains strong language and mature content.