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Daring Double Bill of Original Plays 29th Sept to 1st Oct

Steeltown Players Theatre Company was founded by Michael Kras in July 2011. The theatre company’s focus is to provide a challenging, educational environment for young people to hone and develop their theatrical skills, on stage and off and to explore themselves as artists and as people.

Shut Down is an award-winning abstract piece that tells astory of lies, deceit, and downfall with something we all use every day: The Internet. Wasp’s Nest is a brand new work depicting the disturbing story of liars and losers in the futile fight to win. Join us for an evening of daring, invigorating theatre!  Shows start at 7pm Thurs to Saturday.  Reserve Tickets: Email steeltownplayers@yahoo.ca

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Announcement, Film, Fine Art, Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Sundays presents THEM on 25th September

The last Sunday of every month is Sci Fi Sunday at The Staircase. This month our intrepid band of volunteers will be presenting the seminal big bug movie Them!. In this black and white epic “atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.”  Them is a smart movie which exhibited a very appropriate fear of technology gone mad. For more info about the movie check here. Sci Fi Sunday starts at 2pm and usually plays a few ancient catchy trailers from the era of the movie playing. $4 for you and $2 for everybody else.

Comedy, Drama, Theatre

The Cockwhisperer — A Love Story

SEPT 16 & 17th 8pm

Tickets $15  905-529-3000

From the Creator of the Canadian Comedy Award Nominated Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour and Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram? comes something different…‘The Cock Whisperer’. The Story of one woman’s quest to find the love and the penis of her dreams. A phallic journey both humorous and dark.

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Some nice things the Critics have said about ‘The Cockwhisperer-A Love Story’

THE EDMONTON SUN  5/5

‘The masterful storyteller brings a laugh a line from the get go,until she masters a dramatic mood change.  Her storytelling is self-deprecating,honest,painful and hilarious all over the course of the hour.’

EDMONTON JOURNAL 4/5

‘hilarious and haunting.’

GLOBAL EDMONTON 4/5

 The saucily titled The Cockwhisperer-A Love story from Colette Kendall who bares all her insecurities and experiences in her search for love and other things. It always amazes me how an artist can get up on stage and bare his or her soul and Colette does that in spades. Very Funny,Very Moving.

THE VUE EDMONTON 4/5

“You guys laughed too much,” complained Colette Kendall,after the applause had died down. The audience’s boisterous hoots and snorts made Kendall’s show run into overtime,forcing her to rush through the poignant moral of the otherwise saucily timed cock-tale. Though it starts as a series of dick-in-mouth witticisms,it promptly develops into a women’s quest to navigate relationships via the penis. She quickly learned as a young girl that “sexual knowledge and virtue was going to be a slippery slope.” It’s a slope that eventually leads to an unexpectedly dark place that shakes the audience to silence. Both funny and striking,among the dick jokes,The Cockwhisperer is truly a story about what it means to love.

REVIEW VANCOUVER 

‘…edgy,flat-out funny monologue. This Hamilton housewife and mother to three has a unique comic-theatrical delivery that pushes the limits of taste without being offensive – although,she won’t spare your blushes’

THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT REVIEW

 Colette Kendall isn’t a drag queen anymore—at least not on this Fringe tour. In previous years,Kendall has appeared as her bewigged,martini-swilling alter ego,Tippi Seagram. This time around,the Ontario mom’s performance is more naked,metaphorically speaking. In The Cockwhisperer’s mix of standup and stories,she still speaks audaciously about sex…but she also talks about the darkness of being sexually dominated. Tippi’s great,but Colette without the wig is more compelling—and funnier—because she cuts deeper.

WINNIPEG SUN 4/5 STARS

Men beware,this play might offend your tender Victorian senses! The powerful coming-of-age story of Colette Kendall is an austere expose of growing up as a young,protestant,naive-but-burgeoning woman in the late 1970s and an emerging love of,well,you know. This one-woman show is honest,revealing and will have you laughing from the moment the lights dim to the moment you leave. But don’t be fooled;it’s not all fun and games. Serious moments are interwoven to create a well-rounded and empowered performance.  One warning to anyone who likes to sit in the front row:Kendall will interact with you,which is hilarious if you’re in the mood. From the creator of the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Tippi Seagram’s Happy Hour and Who’s Afraid of Tippi Seagram?,Kendall delivers a show that will make you laugh from the bottom of your belly with her unforgettable stories.

The Calgary Herald Review

Canadian Voices
Fringe Review:The C–kwhisperer–A Love Story
Four stars/5 starssmart,funny,one-woman show,which explores Kendall’s search for love and penises. Kendall  is a solid writer and strong performer. With the C–kwhisperer–A Love Story,she has found a wonderful connecting thread with which to tell the story of the main men in her life.
Announcement, Comedy, Drama, Theatre

Breathe

BREATHE: Written and Directed by Aaron Jan

 

August 25th-27th 8pm Nightly

 

A story about wingmen, liars and failed dreamers. “Breathe” is the story of what happens when we’re knocked down a few pegs and the journey of getting back on our feet. Set in the worst city ever, “Breathe” asks the questions: “Who are we and why are we moving so freaking fast? What happens when we just look up at the night sky and breathe?” Hilarious, dramatic and sometimes poignant, come see this exciting, youth produced coming of age story! Tickets $12 fulcrum.theatre@gmail.com or at door

 

Comedy, Music, Theatre

9/11/11 A Musical Comedy

THE SPECIALS...RETURN TO DEBUT THEIR NEWEST SASSY OFFERING THURS SEPT 8TH @ 8PM

 

9/11/11 a musical comedy

 

The Mayor of Toronto has plans to Ford-ify the city to make it terrorist-proof. This means the Sal Feldman Talent Agency has to move by September 11, 2011, as it’s the proposed site of the Mayor’s new security headquarters. How will a musical commemorating the events of 9/11 save the agency from extinction? Don’t miss The Specials this fall. Directed by Toronto’s own, Melissa D’Agostino (Lupe:Undone, A Very Lupe X-Mas, Lupe’s Next Top Lupe). This show will make you lose your head!
Tickets $20 905-529-3000