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That’s a wrap on YOU ARE HERE!

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Can’t believe it’s over already, but that’s a wrap on YOU ARE HERE by Daniel MacIvor. We had very warm houses every night, received so much support and had an incredible time sharing this amazing play with you. A big thanks to guest director Kevin Woolridge on sculpting such a play, and of course to Daniel MacIvor himself for this amazing script and his kind words. As a company, this was our fifth production and it has certainly launched us forward for the next one! We had great media coverage, with special thanks to The Muse who wrote about us, another story in The Independent, and also Gordon Jones from The Telegram gave us a strong review in this week’s paper. We have tons of photos on our Facebook page if you’d like to see YAH images. Also remember to follow us on twitter if that’s more your style to see what we’re up to.

We also introduced our new PaperLESS programs. In order to be more environmentally conscious, we have cut our traditional paper programs and instead we give small cards with our poster printed on one side and a QR code/website link on the back that directs you to our digital program. You can view it on your smartphone or computer. Read show info, credits, bios, view headshots and more. It allows you to check out the rest of our website and learn more about our company, plus it helps us save money and resources. This helps us pay our artists more by cutting back on unnecessary fees. We were inspired to create this thanks by our friends at Open Theatre Company. From all of us at EP, we would encourage other companies big and small to adopt this same PaperLESS program. We can make theatre companies a little more eco-friendly 🙂 #PaperLESS #CoSupportYo

yah small back programUntil next time, lots of love and thanks to everyone who supported and joined us- it was an honour. Extra thanks to the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. Hope to see you at the next EP show, and please support local artists/local theatre!

Love,
EP

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MacIvor sends us his thoughts on YAH!

Daniel MacIvor emailed us about YAH (how cool is that?!) Here’s what he had to say about the show.

“When I was a kid I read a story about a man who died and was forced to watch his life over again like a film, in real time, with him as the only viewer. That idea stayed with me and is central to Allison’s journey in You Are Here. Her dilemma is one I try to remember daily – we may get to revisit our lives many times, but we only get to make the choices we make once. Choose well.”

Made our week, thanks Daniel! Listen in to CBC WAM with Angela Antle this Sunday, November 24 at 9:10am to hear YAH director Kevin Woolridge talk about the show- plus Antle claims that MacIvor one time hit her in the chops?! Find out what happened there! 🙂 A HUGE thanks to The Muse who wrote a really great article about us! Fine it in print at Memorial University or online soon! Thanks again to everyone who came out to our fundraiser on Tuesday- a really fun night and a chance to relax a bit before we open- only 6 days!

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Save the date: November 28-30, 8pm nightly + additional 2pm matinee Saturday, November 30. Tickets available via the ACC box office (online or via phone). Early bird rate ends thursday!

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Fundraiser + Trailer for YOU ARE HERE

BANDS, BOARDGAMES + BEER at The Levee happens this Tuesday, November 19th as a fundraiser for YOU ARE HERE! Featuring great musicians such as Emily Elizabeth Locke, Michael Rhodri Smith, Arn Smit, Bradley Mercer, Tristan Woodworth-Lynas + more. Door is only $7 + you can WIN TWO FREE TICKETS to YAH! Be sure to sign up at the door! Drink specials, snacks, good times. RSVP and get more info here.

In the meanwhile, enjoy this stunning teaser trailer for YOU ARE HERE, created by the talented Ross Moore (thank you). We are so excited to share this play with you.

xo,
EP

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YOU ARE HERE cast + crew

YOU ARE HERE cast

A knockout cast of incredibly talented actors!

November 28-30, Barbara Barrett Theatre (Arts & Culture Centre)
Get your tickets now for YOU ARE HERE by Daniel MacIvor.
Save when you buy advance tickets! Buy online here

Just over three weeks til opening!

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You Are Here by Daniel MacIvor

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EP is proud to announce that we will be presenting Daniel MacIvor’s incredible play, YOU ARE HERE this November 28-30 at the Barbara Barrett Theatre (Arts & Culture Centre, St. John’s).  Directed by Kevin Woolridge and featuring  Kimberley Drake, Ross Moore, Shawn Parsons, Laura Huckle, Evan Mercer, Rob Kean, Michael Smith and Issa Russell. Stage managed by Cindy Stone and produced by Jenn Brown/EP.

Meet Allison, an independent, vulnerable and unconventional woman who is searching for meaning in her life. With the characters of her past, she looks for love and love lost, lifelong friendship, and the powerful hope of finding redemption. This heartbreakingly funny and powerful piece is by award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor. Proudly presented by Engine Productions.

“Time passes and with it takes everything.”

Tickets are on sale NOW and are available at the ACC box office! You can call them at 709-729-3900 or visit buy online here. Buy early and save! Tickets are just $20 in advance, $25 the day of. Shows start at 8pm + we will have an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday, November 30. Matinee tickets are only $10 as a thank-you for all of your support! We hope to see you at the show!

You can also LIKE our Facebook page and share out poster for a chance to win 2 free tickets to opening night! Check it out!

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xo

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Grenfell Grads on Tour

As you may or may not know, Engine Productions was founded by three graduates of Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus (or as we called it back then, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College- or plain ol’ Grenfell!). We are updating today to let folks know that two of our friends and fellow Grenfell grads, Mark Bradbury and Colin Furlong are touring Daniel MacIvor’s play House to the LSPU Hall in St. John’s next month! Moving it from Corner Brook right across the island, they are touring this wonderful one-man show and trust when we say that this gang is crazy talented!

“House tells the story of Victor, a man in crisis who is eager to confess tales of his sordid history with the hope of achieving a more satisfying future. House blurs the boundaries between actor and audience in an unpredictable ride riddled with black humor and vivid storytelling.”

RSVP to the show at their facebook event page, and if you would like to donate to their fundraising, please visit here. Gotta support fellow Grenfell talents! Break legs!

*UPDATE! ANOTHER GREAT SHOW!*

Kevin Woolridge (yet another Grenfell alumni) is having his work Saner and Buzzy open at the LSPU hall TOMORROW night (running November 15-17). Starring Ross Moore (who you may remember from EP’s “The Shape of Things” and also our Queer Theatre Fest), Rory Lambert and Neil Butler! A really quirky show and I know it’s going to be hilarious!

Photo from The Telegram, credit of Deidre Gilliard-Rowlings

“Saner and Buzzy is a play about Michael Jackson and Chris de Burgh. And gummy bears. And creepy fortune tellers. And also Monet. It may include a game of Twister. It definitely involves two strangers named Saner and Buzzy and the consequences of waiting too long for something that might never happen.”

 

 

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