Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!

Thu January 27 - Sat January 29, 2022
Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!

One Yellow Rabbit


Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!

January 27 –29, 2022 – 7:30pm

Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons


Part of the 36th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts


A raucous and ever-changing cabaret, Agit-Pop! Is a collection of Pearle Harbour’s most hilarious, heart-wrenching, and best short acts, developed over six years of live performance with audiences.  It’s an evening in her goodie bag.


Weaving her signature acid wit and demented storytelling through the day’s headlines, Pearle takes on the world, from an apocalyptic climate, to digital escapism, fake news and fake history, the lust for housing, rising nuclear tension (past and future)..In other words: the “agit” part.


Each story is paired a bold new arrangement on classic pop song, sampling all-time greats and elsser known favourites from David Bowie, Jud Garland, Tom Waits, Nat King Cole, The Beach Boys, and more, accompanied by original music videos (created by video artist Adam Miller) that delight and disturb.  You know:  the ‘pop’ part.


Oh yes, about that title…


Agit-prop: a political strategy of mobilizing public opinion or action through popular media.


In this tradition, Agit-Pop! Is a drag musical spectacle whose effect is at once both entertaining and provocative, familiar and bizarre.

Ideal for: Performances, lectures, workshops
Capacity: 165 – Theatre-style seating
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting and A/V options, event planning support 

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The Big Secret Theatre is not a secret anymore and at one point it wasn't even a theatre! The space, hidden away on the +15 level of Arts Commons was originally designed to function as a lounge. In 1987, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre approached Arts Commons seeking space and the lounge space was leased to them on a trial basis. Today the company calls the Big Secret Theatre their permanent home. 

This venue has limited rental dates, to inquire about renting this space, please contact Johanne Deleeuw at or 403-264-3224, ext. 4370.

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