SLIGHT OF MIND
by Beth Graham
Directed by Heather Inglis
March 27 – April 14, 2019 with The Citadel Theatre
ICARUS AIRLINES: Taking you to places you can only imagine.
We have longed for flight since the beginning of time, but what awaits us in the vast expanse of the beyond? Theatre Yes is taking flight into the great unknown of the Citadel Theatre with their latest production, Slight of Mind. Climb aboard Icarus Air as Slight of Mind sends you to places you can only imagine. From sky to sea, from opulent lobbies to hidden caverns, this roving production promises to take its audience on an intimate and unparalleled journey to the truth at the core of every myth.
Theatre Yes, in collaboration with the Citadel Theatre, presented an adventure that defied space and time with its newest work, intertwining three stories of human flight into one incredible production by local playwright Beth Graham. Slight of Mind re-tells the stories of three legendary figures whose feats made them mythic: Amelia Earhart, the fearless pilot whose disappearance during her attempt to circumnavigate the globe is one of the most enduring mysteries in aviation history; Valentina Tereshkova, the Russian cosmonaut who became the first woman in space; and Icarus, the boy from ancient Greek lore who famously flew too close to the sun.
Slight of Mind ran March 29 to April 14, 2019, at the Citadel Theatre in every space but the theatres.
Guests checked in at Box Office and were directed to the secret starting point of the production. Tickets were available at www.citadeltheatre.com and 780.425.1820. Tickets were just $30 plus fees and GST.
Featuring: Lora Brovold . Ivy Degagné . Philip Geller . Cole Humeny . Ian Leung . Byron Martin . Silverius Materi . Rebecca Merkley . Melissa Thinglestad
And the Icarus Air cabin crew: Jessy Ardern . Samantha Jeffery . Marina Mair-Sanchez . Hayley Moorhouse . Priya Narine . Erin Pettifor
“An extraordinary piece of theatre. One of the best things I’ve seen this year! (And I have been to NYC to see shows three times!” – Catrin Owen
“I had the pleasure of catching this beautiful show this week and cannot recommend it enough! –Griffen Cork
“The thing I love most about Edmonton is the amazingness of some of its artistic happenings. If you don’t have plans this weekend, heck, if you do have plans this weekend, cancel em. Intead, go see “Slight of Mind” at the Citadel. It’s an immersive artistic event that will show you the Citadel as you’ve never seen it before, full of creativity and surprises. My response at the end was “that was genius” while my friend Russ said “that was brilliant.” You will certainly not regret taking this one in and it’s a chance not to be missed” – Iva Janiga
ACCESSIBILITY • Slight of Mind requires audiences to be on their feet. You will need to stand and/or lean to watch performances, as well as walk to locations in the Citadel complex and climb stairs. Very limited seating is available for specific portions of the piece.
Theatre Yes would like to acknowledge the generous support of our opening night sponsors, Penny Ritco and Brian Dooley.
We also extend our boundless gratitude and thanks to the following individuals and organizations, whose assistance helped make this show possible: Stephen Williams, Murray Farnell, Brooke Leifso, Talua Manning, Jason Chinn, Nicole Moeller, Derrique and Dave Degagné, Émanuel Dubbeldam, Murray Cullen, Victoria School for the Arts, L’Unithéâtre, Volunteer Alberta, Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull, Stephen Humphrey, Hugh Neilson, db Photographics, Epic Photography, Nico van der Kley, Jane Klein, the University of Alberta Props Department, Fringe Theatre Adventures, St Albert Children’s Theatre, Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Canada Council for the Arts.