Straight Up

Sat January 18, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Straight Up

One Yellow Rabbit presents
Straight Up
Created and performed by Kris Demeanor

January 14 – 18, 2020
Tuesday – Saturday 8:00pm
Motel Theatre
Arts Commons

Part of the 34th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts

Russell is the steroidal liquor store clerk who has never smiled at you. He’s the cousin of a friend from junior high you just shared a case of Kokanee with in a suburban man cave. He’s the guy at the sports bar talking louder than the music at a table of friends for 45 minutes without pause because he has a lot of stories you’ve already heard that he needs to tell you again, obviously, because they get better each time he tells them. There are obstacles, sure, but Russell survives and flourishes in a world built for him. ‘Russell: Straight Up’ ping-pongs between song, spoken word, monologue, Hawkins’ Cheezies, mojitos and chicken wings in a tragicomedy for these times and every place. As Russell boasts, he ‘gets along with everybody’, until he doesn’t.

Ideal for: Performances, , recitals, rehearsals, workshops, and receptions
Capacity: 50 
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Included: Fully customizable lighting; user-driven space with no technical support provided 

Motel is an intimate, 50-seat black-box theatre located in the heart of downtown Calgary on the mezzanine level of Arts Commons, across the hall from One Yellow Rabbit's Big Secret Theatre. Instantly recognizable by its charming motel-style sign, Motel Theatre is the home of Downstage who curate the space as an affordable home for smaller theatre and performance companies in Calgary. 

This venue is in high demand with limited rental dates. If you are interested in renting this space, please first visit for further information then contact Jessie Paynter, Production Manager,, 403.294.7459.