BONE WARS: THE CURSE OF THE PATHOLOGICAL PALAEONTOLOGISTS
BY MATTHEW MACKENZIE
produced by PUNCTUATE! THEATRE in association with FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES
APRIL 19-29, 2017
ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS (10330 84 AVE)
Punctuate! Theatre is pleased to announce our 2017 season: BONE WARS: THE CURSE OF THE PATHOLOGICAL PALAEONTOLOGISTS by MATTHEW MACKENZIE. CHRIS BULLOUGH is set to direct this world premiere production, which will run APRIL 19-29, 2017 at the BACKSTAGE THEATRE in the ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS (10330 84 AVE).
“In classic Punctuate! Theatre style, this will be a massive undertaking”, says Punctuate! Theatre’s Artistic Producer SHEINY SATANOVE, “a distinctly Albertan multi-disciplinary production, which will employ Punctuate!’s largest team of artists to date.” Movement designer AMBER BOROTSIK and set and lighting designer ZSÓFIA OPRA SZABÓ round out the core creative team, with such Edmonton favourites as DAVINA STEWART, LEONA BRAUSEN, MURRAY UTAS and BETH GRAHAM starring in this wild west comedy for the whole family.
When eleven year olds Tickailia, Don, Chelsea and Thulasy are forced to abandon their canoe trip down the Red Deer River and take refuge in an abandoned mine in the Badlands to wait out a tornado, they become embroiled in a historical quarrel; who was the greatest Palaeontologist of them all?
While waiting for the tornado to pass, a trial ensues as Othniel Marsh and Edward Cope, the world’s most legendary dinosaur bone hunters, vie for Palaeontology supremacy. The children play unwitting judge and jury, along with a host of wild west characters who are called upon to be the pathological Palaeontologists’ witnesses. When the tornado passes, the kids walk out into the world determined to not allow the insanity of the Bone Wars to repeat itself; because in the end, neither Marsh or Cope was the winner—both were losers. Just as our society’s insatiable appetite for fossil fuels pushes our world toward catastrophe, so too did these dinosaur bone hunters’ insatiable appetite for fossils fuel their demise.
Punctuate! Theatre engages, under the terms of the INDIE 2.2, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.
Wednesday April 19 at 11:30am
Thursday April 20 at 11:30am
Friday April 21 at 11:30am
Saturday April 22 at 7:30pm
followed by an Opening Night reception sponsored by Accent Lounge
Monday April 24 at 7:30pm
followed by an Industry Night event at Accent Lounge
Tuesday April 25 at 11:30am
Wednesday April 26 at 11:30am
Thursday April 27 at 11:30am
Friday April 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday April 29 at 2:00pm
Saturday April 29 at 7:30pm