BY ANNA ZIEGLER
DIRECTED BY JENNA RODGERS
FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 15, 2020
“RICH AND MEMORABLE. COULD NOT BE BETTER TIMED.” – NYT
“PSYCHOLOGICALLY COMPLEX AND POLITICALLY CHARGED, WITH ENERGY AND URGENCY.” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
The winner of the Ovation Award in Los Angeles for best new play, Actually takes place on the contemporary campus of Princeton University, and tells the story of two very different Freshmen. Amber comes from a well to do Jewish family. Tom is a young African American man raised in poverty, the first in his family to attend university. The two meet one night at a frat party, hit it off, share some laughs and a few too many drinks. Precisely what happens next is the devastating, complex question at the heart of this riveting new drama. Tom and Amber both plead their case in a direct address to the audience, each defending their own very different versions of events.
Fearlessly examining the issue of consent head-on, Actually tackles the politics of race, gender and privilege on a contemporary university campus.
Audience Considerations: Trigger warning for a graphic discussion of sexual assault. Mature subject matter, sexuality and course language. Suggested for ages 16+.
Running Time: 90 minutes
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