Wring the Roses

Wed January 19 - Sat January 22, 2022
Wring the Roses

One Yellow Rabbit


Wring the Roses

January 19 – 22, 2022 – 7:30 PM

Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons


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

TV star Amanda Cordner of CBC’s hit Sort Of brings a wild bachelorette romp to Calgary - what happens when a bachelorette party collides with a boys night out, and goes fatally wrong?  

his kinetic and playful production highlights aspects of Italian-Canadian identity, as well as the strain on friendship and family bonds that comes from dynamic, fluid identities. The performances and aesthetic are so buoyant and persuasive, and the overall atmosphere so giddy, you barely notice how deeply invested you become in its story. 

Rosanna, Rosalicia, and Rosemary are taking their engaged friend Stephanie on one last night to end all nights before she gets married. When they meet four hometown boys on the party trail in a foreign country, it seems like just the right recipe for some pre-marital fun — but fate has other plans. As the night wanes, the “Roses” are tempted to give in to their own interests, while Stephanie feels increasing pressure to release pent-up energy.  

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 jdeleeuw@oyr.org or 403-264-3224, ext. 4370.

For more information please visit https://www.oyr.org/the-venue/venue-rental