Join us as we present 3 plays in rotation, often as double header nights where you can catch 2 shows separated by a short intermission. TICKETS range from $17-$25 (plus applicable fees) and are available at Tix on the Square or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your group of 5 or more at a discounted rate.
Cabaret Theatre, Alberta Avenue Community League (9210 118 Avenue)
Saturday, March 9 @ 7:30pm ⋅ Statue & Deep Fried Curried Perogies
Sunday, March 10 @ 1:30pm ⋅ Deep Fried Curried Perogies & Statue *Mimosa Matinee
Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:30pm ⋅ Deep Fried Curried Perogies Pay What You Please
Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30pm ⋅ Poly Queer Love Ballad & Statue Pay What You Please
Thursday, March 14 @ 9:00pm ⋅ Deep Fried Curried Perogies *Her Night Out
Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00pm ⋅ Deep Fried Curried Perogies
Saturday, March 16 @ 8:30pm ⋅ Poly Queer Love Ballad
Sunday, March 17 @ 1:30pm ⋅ Poly Queer Love Ballad *Mimosa Matinee
What are Deep Fried Curried Perogies?
Well, if Germans are “krauts” and the British are “Spotted dick”, then Deep Fried Curried Perogies are born when a Jamaican Filipino and a Ukrainian Brit start a family (or a Jalipinukranibritinadian). In this feisty, comedic memoir, Michelle Todd shares the past of her Filipino mother and Jamaican father who left their tropic homelands behind to spice up the wonderful non-tropic world of Edmonton, Alberta. This Fringe hit recounts what their collection plate of stories, recipes, heirlooms and hair trauma mean for Michelle and her baby’s future. An exploration of the question, “Where do I come from?” Touching, funny, and smart – Deep Fried Curried Perogies is a real look at family legacy.
Poly Queer Love Ballad is a bold, intimate new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at an open mic night. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. The show challenges conceptions about polyamory and queerness, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium, or societal obligations.
After playing to sold out houses at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival and winning multiple awards, Poly Queer Love Ballad was picked up by the Queer Arts Festival, in partnership with Zee Zee Theatre and the Frank Theatre Company.
Statue is a silent narrative using music and imagery. Two people come upon a nude female bust and lend it an article of clothing. The statue comes to life, borrowing their body parts, as she ekes out an identity by observing the actors model stereotyped behavior, which she emulates. Through physical play and an exchange of shoes, the puppet grapples with what is “appropriate” for “male/female.”