A Punctuate! Theatre & Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts Co-production In Association With Native Earth & Theatre Centre
“They say the fire’s still burning. Beneath the ground. They say it could stay burning, for years.”
Set in the aftermath of the wildfire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in the summer of 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centered around two couples whose lives have been deeply affected by this ‘natural’ disaster.
This Indigenous-led, new Canadian work raises vital questions about continued industrial development in Fort McMurray, despite the devastating impact on the environment and the people whose livelihoods rely on it.
“Deceptively simple, the play is deeply spiritual and gives the best medicine possible after tragedy: cosmic comedy and earthly kinship of any who have lost and kept on going.” – Elder Jo-Ann Saddleback
Artistic Producer Christine Sokaymoh Frederick
Written by Matthew MacKenzie
Director Brendan McMurtry-Howlett
Featuring Sheldon Elter, Jesse Gervais, Kaitlyn Riordan, and Louise Lambert
Sound Designer by Dean Musani
Set & Costume Designer Alison Yanota
Stage Manager Natasha Bean- Smith
Lighting Designer Kaileigh Krysztofiak
Production Manager Trent Crosby
Assistant Director Theresa Cutknife
Assistant Stage Manager Eve Saint
Running Time: 90 minutes.
Thursday, January 10 | 8 pm – Opening
Friday, January 11 | 8 pm
Saturday, January 12 | 8 pm
Monday, January 14 | 8 pm – Industry Night
Tuesday, January 15 | 8 pm – PWYC
Wednesday, January 16 | 8 pm
Thursday, January 17 | 8 pm
Friday, January 18 | 8 pm
Saturday, January 19 | 8 pm
General | $25
Seniors, Students, Arts Workers | $17
Industry Night | $12
Header photo by Dahlia Katz.