Core Season – 40th Anniversary Production
WAITING FOR THE PARADE
BY JOHN MURRELL
DIRECTED BY KATE NEWBY
SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 1, 2016
The Home Front, World War II, Calgary. Five very different women wait out the war in this charming, funny, and touching drama that is one of our country’s best-loved plays. They struggle, argue, sing, drink and dance. Together, they find a way to survive a defining moment in Canadian history, when a national identity based on working together and accepting difference was born.
Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes (including 20 minute intermission)
Considerations: Appropriate for children ages 12 and over. Show contains mild profanity and mature themes.
“I look forward to introducing a new generation to this landmark of Canadian theatre in a production that reflects the faces in our community today. The play premiered right here at ATP, by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright, John Murrell. It explores the human side of living together in a world of clashing values, and celebrates the spirit of helping your neighbour that Calgary is known for to this day.
Come back to a time, not so long ago, when Bowness was a training ground for recruits, and a young woman ran a sewing shop on Centre Street, just around the corner.”
-Vanessa Porteous, Artistic Director
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Welcome to the Exchange: events that mix audiences and artists to talk theatre and think big!
Thursday, September 15 – 6:30pm
PIZZA NIGHT AT ATP | FREE WITH TICKET
Enjoy Papa John’s Pizza and a conversation with director Kate Newby. Hosted by Artistic Director Vanessa Porteous.
Friday, September 16 – After the Show
CELEBRATE OPENING NIGHT! | FREE WITH TICKET
Mingle with the artists, talk about the show, and toast with a glass of sparkling wine compliments of Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. Post-show reception generously provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Sunday, September 18 – 1:00pm
BEAKERHEAD: THE ART OF WOMEN IN WARTIME | FREE WITH TICKET
Explore the art and science of women in wartime. In a pre-show event, celebrate the vital role that women played and their contribution to innovation. In association with Beakerhead – a smash up of art, science and engineering.
Tuesday, September 20 – 7:30pm
THAT $10 TICKET THING Presented by TD
Calling all students! Buy a ticket to the show for only $10 and be entered to win a door prize. Stay afterwards to meet the cast. Student ID is required.
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Tuesday, September 20 – After the Show
MEET THE CAST | FREE WITH TICKET
Join us after the show for a conversation with the cast of Waiting for the Parade.
Sunday, September 25 – 1:00pm
AFTERNOON TEA | FREE WITH TICKET
Journey back in time to historic Calgary and talk about our city then and now. Hosted by Artistic Director Vanessa Porteous. Enjoy a cup of gourmet Tea Trader and a delicious pastry from Patisserie du Soleil.
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00pm
WINES OF ATP | $35 | Click HERE or call our Ticket Office for tickets: 403-294-7402
ATP’s Sommelier Michael Bigattini of Willow Park Wines & Spirits hosts an exclusive all-Canadian wine tasting inspired by our 2016/17 Season. Taste four wines themed to the shows with delicious nosh from Sorrenti’s Catering.