tonight’s the night

25 April 2011. Tonight’s the night that theatre and politics intertwine all across Canada. There’s a federal election afoot, and the arts community is banding together to put on a political show. In Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Victoria, and Edmonton too – cabaret performances will be taking place in tandem, all with music, art, spoken-word…and politicians.

Edmonton’s event will be at Avenue Theatre. 9030 118 Avenue NW. Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00 pm. Click below for more info.

Here’s the line-up (I stole this from the Facebook event page):

A new work by Marcus Youssef (Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil)
A new work by Marty Chan (The Bonehouse)
A new work by Sean Dixon (The Girls Who Saw Everything)

Politic Live (award-winning Hip-Hop group)
Singer/Songwriter Dale Ladouceur
A.O.K. (Assault of Knowledge)
Chris Craddock
Mostly Water Theatre
Highwire Films
Joel Crichton Emergency

Here’s Michael MacDonald’s Opening Address

Here’s the event website

Here’s an article on the event in the Edmonton Sun

Oh yeah, and here’s the confirmed list of politicians attending:

Peter Goldring (Conservative)
Lewis Cardinal (NDP)
Linda Duncan (NDP)
Ray Martin (NDP)
Mary MacDonald (Liberal)
Shafik Ruda (Liberal)
Mikkel Paulson (Pirate)
Chris White (Independent)

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