It’s provocative and entertaining. It’s the second annual Theatre on the Edge and it takes place July 22 to July 24 at Shuswap Theatre.
Artists will travel from Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and the local area.
There will be one new collective creation from the Seniors’ Theatre and, on the other end of the age spectrum, a new collective creation from Runaway Moon Theatre’s youth company.
Two collections of short plays will include Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre performance of Parental Guidance and Fred Skelton’s All in the Timing.
The event will feature: Marionette theatre, musical theatre, sketch comedy and two solo plays – Devon Moore with Berlin Waltz and The Comedian by Calvin White.
“Salmon Arm, get ready for liberation,“ exclaims White. “America’s greatest absolutely unknown comic is doing two spectacular shows at Shuswap Theatre.”
Eddie Domino channels George Carlin, Chris Rock and Swami Paradise to create havoc and free souls, he says of his new play, The Comedian. By way of East Harlem and South Las Vegas, Domino will teach you how to laugh.
“This is unabashed, raunchy, no-holds-barred liberation from the chains of repression,” says White. “Indeed, it is liberation comedy that starts in the mind and moves to the heart as sacred cows get cooked and answers get questioned.”
This is an opportunity to fortify for the onslaught of global warming, rampant race war, and the repercussions from digitized minds. Domino uses his experience from performing in more than 35 countries to capture just how absurd life is becoming.
The Comedian takes to the stage at 3 p.m. Friday, July 22 and 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23.
Other edgy offerings include:
• Parental Guidance, Powerhouse Theatre – Four short comedies from the ridiculous to the touching in parent/child relationships. ( 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday)
• Berlin Waltz, Devon More – a Cold War Cabaret featuring sock puppets, the Stasi, satire and the original tunes of Devon More. (9 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday)
• All in the Timing, Fred Skeleton – A collection of comedies focusing on language, romance, and moments of clashing and connection. (5 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday)
• The Essence of Me, The Third House Multimedia – The residents of the Retirement Centre disappear – do they want to be found? Created and performed by the Seniors’ Theatre Project. (11 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday)
• The Edge of the Forest, Runaway Moon Theatre – A marionette show, small in scale but extraordinary in scope and effect. Created and performed by young artists. (5 p.m. Saturday ad 1 p.m. Sunday)
• Time Signatures, Saucy Fops – A comedic look at the pacing and rhythm of life using sharp dialog, movement and a few tempo changes. (7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday)
Individual shows cost $10, three-show passes are $25, five shows are $40, all seven shows are $55. Tickets are available at the door, at Intwined Fibre Arts and online at www.shuswaptheatre.com.
Between each performance (one hour turnaround time) relax with Edge Club Entertainment on the patio.
Marionette Winery and Crannog Ales beverages will be available along with a selection of other food and drink.
Performers include: Bernie Hutchins, Kim MacMillan and Elaine Holmes, Peter Blacklock, Lockman Mustafa (traditional Syrian music), Bill Phillips and Art Borkent, Ron Marchand, Sue Betschart, Nadine Preedy and Jeff and Roman Blain and Bob Cameron.