bliss (the birthday party play)

Thu October 28 - Sun November 7, 2021
bliss (the birthday party play)

One Yellow Rabbit
Verb Theatre's
bliss (the birthday party play)

Returning to the stage as one of the stand-out, sold-out hits from the 2020 High Performance Rodeo, which Louis B. Hobson (Review, The Calgary Herald) called, “honest, candid, and heartfelt” and, “just as important: funny, theatrical, and respectful.” 

Intimate, provocative, interactive birthday party, with cake!

It’s a special birthday party and you’re invited to the celebration!

Jamie Dunsdon returns to the stage to turn back the clock on her own birth and investigates the nature of knowing oneself. An intimate, playful, and authentic performance that is part theatre, part investigation of all the things we wish we could un-know and all parts birthday party.

A heartfelt exploration of ignorance, bliss, and everything in between.


Online ticket purchases are best available seating only.

To select your own seat, please refer to the map below and call the Arts Commons box office at 403.294.9494

These are reduced capacity performances.  Food and drink service available at your seat.

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 

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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