Street Scenes: Three Site-Specific Plays Opening Tonight!

Come out TONIGHT for a theatrical scavenger hunt through downtown Fredericton! Street Scenes presents the three winners of the site-specific category of the 2014 NotaBle Acts Playwriting Contest. The shows run July 25, 29, 30 & August 1, starting at 7:30pm.

Starting point: Meet at the Robbie Burns statue on East Side of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Audience members will be walking between three locations to view the plays (each 15-25 minutes long), ending on King Street between Regent and Carleton Streets.

Dress for the weather and bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on if you like. Performance will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain at show time. In the event the performance is interrupted by rain and must be halted after one or more of the plays has been performed, ticketholders will receive a partial refund or can use their ticket stub for admittance to a subsequent performance.

Tickets:
$12/adult
$10/senior
$8/student
Available on site or in advance at Westminster Books.

Join the cast and crew after the show for One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer at the King Street Ale House:
A drink-tasting event themed for the plays of the night (you’ll understand after you see the shows, trust us!). Each night our friends at the King Street Ale House will be offering a different special bourbon and scotch, along with fresh local microbrews from NB Acts sponsor Picaroons Traditional Ales, at Happy Hour prices! And no, you don’t have to have one (or just one) of each (but you know you want to, right?)—mix and match as you please! Reservations will be taken before the start of the show, or email us at nbacts@unb.ca to reserve! (Advance reservations recommended for Friday shows).

The Plays:
John & Libby: River Play by Linda McNutt, directed by Clarissa Hurley
Two strangers meet in front of the Saint John River at flood peak and share facts, jokes, and life lessons in this bittersweet play about the fragility of human interactions.

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Cast:
James Corbett
Rebekah Chassé

Tam O’Shanter by Michael Woodside, directed by Jake Martin
The spirit of Robbie Burns conjures temptation for a Fredericton lad and lassie infused with Burns’ favorite spirit on a night pulsing with the sounds of a demon bagpiper.

Cast:
Andrew Martel
Sharisse LeBrun

 

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The Pugilist by Jake Martin, directed by Len Falkenstein
Drunken brawls may be the norm outside the Tannery at closing time on a Friday night, but when a time-travelling boxer shows up demanding a fight, things start to get really punchy.

Cast:
Andreas Marquis
Cora Jackson
Ian Murphy

You don’t want to miss these shows!

Also at 7:30 is the second performance of Step Taylor’s Model Wanted, at the Fredericton Playhouse. Plenty of choices for theatre-lovers tonight!

Take a look at the tabs above for all show, ticket, and festival details.

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