The 2014 Canoe Theatre Festival
January 22 - February 2
Workshop West is pleased to announce our 35th season, featuring new plays by Brad Fraser and Connie Massing, and another thrilling ride through theatre that rocks the boat at the Canoe Theatre Festival.
September 6 - 22, 2013
Visit tix on the square in person or online or call 780.420.1750 for tickets.
Widowed father Jake Sturdy, once a promising writer now a creative writing teacher, works very hard to care for his severely disabled son Joey who, despite his challenges, is still very much a typical teenager. Jake is aided in this by his younger sister Twyla and Joey's rather odd friend, Rowdy. For a few hours every week his is distracted from his immense responsibilities by his long term affair with a former student, Robyn. However, when a debilitating condition strikes one of the family members they are all forced to face some very hard questions about pain, mortality and the true price of love.
Brad Fraser is one of Canada's best known playwrights, in addition to being a director for stage and film, a talk show host and wearing many other hats. Born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1959, Brad won his first playwritings competition at the age of 17 and has been writing ever since.
Brad's International hit play Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects PlayRites festival in 1989. It has since been produced worldwide, with highly successful runs in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Milan, Sydney and London. It has been translated into multiple languages, and was most recently produced in: Athens, Greece; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Brad's plays have won numerous awards including The London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, The L.A. Critics Award, The Dora Mavor Moore Award, and London's Time Out Award for Best New Play. Brad is a five-time winner of the Alberta Culture Playwrighting Competition and a two-time winner of the prestigious Chalmers Award.
Brad's plays are available at finer bookstores everywhere.
Evening Performances at 7:30 PM: Adult $28, Student/Senior $22
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM: Adult $14, Student/ Senior $11
Tuesday Performances: Pay -what-you-can
Thursday September 5th Preview: $15