The Wedding Party
BY KRISTEN THOMSON
DIRECTED BY DARCY EVANS
SEPTEMBER 11 – 29, 2019
“RIOTOUS FARCE IN THE SERVICE OF SHARP SOCIAL OBSERVATION”
– NATIONAL POST
The Martha Cohen Theatre will be transformed into cabaret seating for the first time in 22 years to celebrate the wedding of Sherry and Jack Jr., and the joining together of two very unlikely families: The well-to-do Sealey-Skeetes and the hard-working, hard-living Boychuks. Audiences will have a ring-side seat for their big day, as an outrageous reception spins out of control in real time. Family secrets, squabbling in-laws, embarrassing speeches, terrible dance moves and those cousins you wish hadn’t shown up.
In one of the play’s most impressive comic devices, six of Calgary’s finest actors will portray the dozens of wedding guests in attendance, moving from one outrageous character to the next at a dizzying pace.
IF YOU LIKE: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Crazy Rich Asians, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Tony and Tina’s Wedding
Audience Considerations: Contains sexuality and coarse language. Suggested for ages 16+.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes 20 minute intermission)
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476