The Cultch announces 2012–13 season
The Cultch unveiled its 2012-13 season today (April 12), which will present 18 local, national, and international productions. The season kicks off with the return to the Historic Theatre of punk comedy duo Otto and Astrid Rot of Die Roten Punkte in Eurosmash! (August 28 to September 2). In Blind Date (September 18 to October 7), by Calgary’s Rebecca Northan, a different male audience member will be chosen every night to go on a blind date with Parisian seductress Mimi.
The element of chance will also be at play in Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimandpour’s White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (September 19 to 30, in the Vancity Culture Lab). Each night will see a Canadian actor handed a sealed envelope with the script for the play.
Edmonton’s Brass Monkey Productions will return for a third year of The Christmas Carol Project (December 16 to 18). And Blackbird Theatre, which presented the acclaimed Waiting for Godot, will bring its version of Don Juan to the Historic stage (December 26 to January 26, 2013).
Theatre Conspiracy delves into the intertwined worlds of China’s growing economic power and oil extraction in Alberta, in Extraction (March 5 to 9, 2013). The play, performed in Mandarin and English, is being created through the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award for Theatre.
International shows include Dickens’ Women, in which Britain’s Miriam Margolyes takes on 23 of the scribe’s female characters (November 15 to December 1), and the silent-film-like Leo from Berlin (December 4 to 15).
On the dance front, Montreal’s RUBBERBANDance Group will present Gravity of Center (February 19 to 23, 2013), a work that merges hip-hop, contemporary, and classical dance. And Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg will present her exploration of Victorian funerary culture in Highgate (April 30 to May 4).
For full season information and tickets, visit the Cultch website.