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Critic’s Picks

February 17, 2010

Vanessa Porteous, artistic director of Alberta
Theatre Projects
, has the inside guide to the top 5 things you need
to know about this years playRites Festival fest.

1. Opening this Saturday, The Highest Step In the World by Eric
Rose and David van Belle (pictured) is the 99th world premiere held at
the festival since it launched.

2. What do a chisel, a love letter, a flight suit, and a wax figure of
Abraham Lincoln all have in common? Each object changes someones life
forever, in each of the four plays premiering at the festival.

3. Come early to check out Each Other, a performance
installation in progress by Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton in the
Martha Cohen Theatre lobby. Take one of the handmade objects away with
you and follow the instructions. You become part of the art.

4. Dont miss Blitz Weekend (Canada ‘s best theatre party) March 5-7. Eat
pancakes in the lobby, hear artists talk about their work and listen to
readings of new plays in progress.

5. Join in on a barely civilized food fight this Friday during the
Lawson Lundell Celebrity Hors Doeuvres fundraising event. Some of the
citys best restaurants pair up with Calgary celebrities who then compete
to see who can sell the most appies.

Until March 7, tickets at
or call 403-294-7402.



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