It’s a story about culture, dance and the struggle to belong. Fish Eyes is a pair of plays brought to Saskatoon by Toronto’s Nightswimming Theatre and artist Anita Majumdar. In the piece we meet a pair of teen girls, both of South Asian descent, who are trying to find their place in the world and in small town Canada. The piece tackles issues of bullying, racial harassment and cultural appropriation with the beauty of dance and a heavy dose of comedy. Tickets are $25.
The Scared Scriptless Players are just one of the troupes performing at TheatreOne 2017 this year. (Scared Scriptless Players)
Community Fun Thurs. – Sat.
Brian King Centre – Warman
Who says you have to leave theatre up to the pros? In Warman they are proving that everyone deserves a chance on the stage as the Scared Scriptless Players host Proud To Be… TheatreOne 2017. This is an adjudicated festival for community theatre groups from right across Saskatchewan. Six troupes will perform one-act plays over the three-day festival. The shows will then have professional adjudication from well known Saskatoon thespian Lorna Batycki. The plays cover a wide range of topics and it’s a great way to experience several performances in one night. After the show, the audience is invited to stick around and enjoy the after parties each night with the casts. Tickets are $15 for a single night and $35 for a weekend pass.
Saskatoon Summer Players’ Julia MacPherson, Heather Currie, Robin Burlingham and Siarra Riehl perform in Little Women The Musical at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon on November 6, 2017. (Michelle Berg / Saskatoon StarPhoenix)
Timeless Classic Now – Sat.
It’s a story of love, loss and the power of sisterhood and in the hands of the Saskatoon Summer Players, Little Women promises to be a touching musical. Louisa May Alcott’s classic story of the March sisters is hitting the stage this weekend. The story follows Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy as they search for their own place in the world during the American civil war. Tickets are $32 and there’s a matinee in addition to the evening performance on Saturday.
What seems like a harmless selfie could mean disaster for a pair of tourists. That’s the premise for Rod Macpherson’s play Naked Tourist, Sacred Mountain. The story follows two tourists as they sit in a Malaysian hotel room trying to decide what to do. They’ve angered locals and the government after taking a naked picture on the top of a sacred mountain. This is the latest effort from Saskatoon’s Live Five Independent Theatre and it features the frontman for local band The Steadies Earl Pereira in his Live Five acting debut. Tickets are $21 – $25.
If you’re looking for a way to heat up your long weekend, look no further than The Bassment and the Dirty Catfish Brass Band. These guys will have you grooving along to their New Orleans style big band ways. The 9 piece brass band knows how to liven up a crowd as they specialize in popping up in unexpected places and regularly entertain crowds at Winnipeg at Blue Bomber home games. Tickets are $23 – $28.