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The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir

March 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir
SkirtsAfire Festival MainStage Production

          February 27-March 8, 2020 (Showtimes)

Westbury Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures
ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW

    Tickets on sale now. Click here to purchase!

You can also purchase in person at the Fringe Theatre Adventures’ Box Office, online or by calling 780 409 1910. Adults $27, Students/Seniors $21 (plus applicable fees)

Special Events/Discounts
*Preview on Thursday, February 27 (Adults $20, Students/Seniors $15 (plus applicable fees))
*Her Night Out on Saturday, February 29 (Ticket to this performance includes snacks, lobby entertainment, and silent auction) Sponsored by Alberta Mamas
*Panel Discussion | Unpacking The Blue Hour, March 1 (Following the matinee performance)
*Pay What You Can performance on Tuesday, March 3
*Book your group of 6 or more for only $18/ticket or your group of 10 or more for just $15/ticket!
*Purchase a Festival Pass

Be sure to come early to enjoy our lobby entertainment by the engaging Beth Portman and take part in our interactive art installation.

About the Play

The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir is a timely, funny, complicated and ultimately heartbreaking story that takes place in the fictional small town of Roseglen, Alberta, circa 1947/48. The story centres around a young boy fighting for his own survival, that of his overworked single mother and of his older sister who’s aching to escape her confined world. The Blue Hour explores the desire for love, its betrayal and the enduring realization that hope matters.

“The Blue Hour” won the Alberta Playwriting competition in 2017 and was one of the chosen plays in SkirtsAfire’s play development series “Peep Show” in 2018. 

Content Warnings
The Blue Hour contains some gunshots and sensitive subject matter. To maintain the theatrical integrity of the unexpected, if you think you might be triggered by certain experiences and subject matter, please find our expanded warnings with more information in the document below. To discuss the warnings further, don’t hesitate to email us at

The Blue Hour Content Warnings Expanded *Spoilers*

Cast & Crew

Michele Vance Hehir
Colleen Murphy
Annette Loiselle
Helen Belay
Isaac Andrew
Nicole St. Martin
Ian Leung
Pastor John
Bonnie Ings
Robert Benz
Elinor Holt
Megan Koshka
Set & Costume Design
T. Erin Gruber
Lighting Design
Binaifer Kapadia
Composer & Music Director
Aaron Macri
Sound Design
Samantha Jeffery
Intimacy and Fight Choreography
Sang Sang Lee
Stage Manager
Kaylie Rennebohm
Assistant Stage Manager


March 1, 2020
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Westbury Theatre, ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada
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780 409 1910
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