Originally Developed by Architect Theatre
Created by Georgina Beaty, Jonathan Seinan and Greg Gale, with Layne Coleman
Directed by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman
Performed by: Georgina Beaty, Brett Donahue, and Jonathan Seinan,
July 9 – 19 – Fields on West Lake
15768 Loyalist Parkway, near Bloomfield MAP
Tuesday-Friday 8:00 pm, Matinees on Friday July 15th and Wednesday July 17th at 2:00 pm
“One of the most relevant, flat-out best shows to hit Edmonton stages this year”
“Beautifully balances the politics with the personal”
Highway 63 leads no-where but to Fort McMurray Alberta, the staging ground for the Athabasca Oil Sands Project. Fort Mac is a petri dish, a funnel, a pressure cooker. It’s a town exploding with change, bursting at the seams with a gold rush mentality. It’s a place where people’s lives, livelihoods and hearts are on the line.
Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show is a fluid and funny piece of theatre that takes a look at the human scale of things, the real lives of those who choose to live and work in this transient town at the end of the long road north. This compelling and witty show was developed at Theatre Passe Muraille in their ground-breaking creation style made famous by The Farm Show, one of the most influential plays in Canadian theatre history. The show creators travelled to Fort Mac in 2009, camped out there for a while, interviewing long-term residents and those lured from across the country, soaking it all in before creating a play based on their experiences.
Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show has been performed to great acclaim in Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, St. John’s and all across Newfoundland. It’s funny, complex and human… it’s who we all are.