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Sage Salon Script Reading: Eight Tiny Reindeer of the Apocalypse

We’re sharing a smart satire by Ellen Peterson that skewers the Christmas traditions that add as much stress as peace on earth.

📅 Monday, December 18, 2023
⏰ 7 pm 
📍Congress Coffee | 1A – 215 36 Ave NE
🎟️ Regular Ticket: $15 | Supporter Ticket: $20

Tickets are limited, get them now before they go! 

About Eight Tiny Reindeer of the Apocalypse

In a too-close future, a social apocalypse strikes the world as a result of over-celebrating Christmas… and we tour through this candy-cane nightmare land with three characters.

Ellen Peterson

Ellen Peterson is a playwright, actor, dramaturge and teacher. She is the founding Artistic Director of The Bug Circus. 

Ellen’s plays have been produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba, Prairie Theatre Exchange, the Popular Theatre Alliance of Manitoba, and on the Fringe. Several short works have been published in anthologies.

She is the dramaturge for the Manitoba Association of Playwrights Open Door, and teaches acting and playwrighting at Manitoba Theatre for Young People. She is a member of the Prairie Theatre Exchange Playwrights’ Unit.

Meet the cast

Two powerhouse women of Calgary Theatre will take on the roles of those who find themselves squeezed between holiday spirit and holiday debt. Meg Farhall and Norma Lewis!

Meg Farhall is a performer and theatre maker.  She is Artistic Producer at Handsome Alice Theatre, and Interim Artistic Producer at The Shakespeare Company. As a creative Meg has brought her art skills to: Alberta Theatre Projects, LunchBox Theatre, Ghost River Theatre, Downstage, Vertigo Theatre, Sage Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Major Matt Mason and more.

Select credits include: Parts and Labour (FieldNotes), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Comedy of Errors (The Shakespeare Company), Between Us, inVISIBLE (Handsome Alice, Betty Mitchel Award Nominee), The Club (Theatre Yes), This Too Shall Pass (TTPS) Faultline (Any Road) Jann (CTV), Heartland (CBC), Tin Star (Amazon Prime), Wynona Earp (Sci-Fi), Young Drunk Punk (CTV/CBC). Operation: Clean Slate, Word of Mouth (Green Productions), Circle of Steel (KinoSum).

Norma Lewis is the co-founder of 8Rojo,
a collaborative performance company developing innovative work, creating unique, fantastical theatre experiences. For more than a decade she has produced, co-created, and performed in several original works (After, Gretchen’s Nightmare, The Lost Hours, Neruda Nude, and Macula), internationally, in such places as Reykjavik, London, Taipei, Stockholm, Prague, and Mexico City. Norma has also appeared on the Theatre Calgary stage, performing M’lynn Eatenton; Steel Magnolias, and Helen Robinson; To Kill a Mockingbird and next up, Norma will be appearing in the World Premier of Selma Burke, as the title role. She also delights in her work with Dandi Productions in their original creation of The Twins and the Monster in affiliation with several philharmonic orchestras, in cities across Canada and the United States for family audiences. Her next upcoming performance will be with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in May 2024.

About Sage Salons

Sage Salons provide a reading of classic or contemporary plays with talented local actors in relaxed atmospheres. We’re going to give you slices of stories that will keep you talking long after it’s done!

About Congress Coffee

Congress Coffee is Calgary’s newest community-driven independent coffee house in the NE community of Tuxedo/Highland Park/Greenview.

Capturing the heart of the café scene of the 1990s, Congress is a return to the basics – dark, rich coffee, great conversation, and community-focused initiatives.

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