ren & the wake
a sort of musical
April 28 – May 7 in the Backstage Theatre (10330 84 Avenue)
with ASL interpreted performances on Saturday, April 30 & Wednesday, May 4
a workshop production as part of Edmonton Fringe Theatre‘s 2022 Season
produced by Catch the Keys Productions
Ren’s mother has passed away. Ren doesn’t know what to do or what to say. But Ren has boxes and boxes of their mother’s things: a life stuffed between the cracked pages of cookbooks, trapped in empty bottles, hidden amid dusty photos, scribbled inside a dog-eared journal.
With the help of a chorus of unlikely characters, Ren discovers the stories that make us, connect us, and help us heal.
ren & the wake is a sort of funeral if a funeral was a sort of musical.
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composer & lyricist
assistant production designer & production manager
assistant production designer
Deaf audience experience consultant
* The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance*Opera*Theatre Policy (DOT).
Want to learn more about these awesome artists? Click here for the program.
ren & the wake is made possible thanks to the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Fringe Theatre with very special thanks to Azimuth Theatre. Great gratitude and thanks to Kelsie Acton and Common Grounds Arts Society for supporting a pre-show patron information research project in conjunction with ren & the wake.
Content & Performance Advisories:
Content Advisories: ren & the wake deals with some content and performance elements that some folks may want to know about before seeing the show. Please visit our website for more details: https://catchthekeys.ca/latest-projects/ren-the-wake-advisories/
We will also make advisories available at the door for anyone who needs them.
We ask audience please remain masked during the performance when not drinking (see beverage service below). Performers will be unmasked while performing.
We will have one (1) proof-of-vaccination performance. Please note: we will require proof of vaccination for all patrons for the 2pm performance on Saturday, April 30. We do not require proof of vaccination for all other performances.
Please take care of yourself and each other. If you’re not feeling well, please let us know – we’ll happily exchange or refund your ticket. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Backstage Theatre is wheelchair accessible with gender inclusive accessible washrooms.
The 8pm performance on Saturday, April 30 and the 8pm performance on Wednesday, May 4 will be ASL interpreted.
Seating is cabaret style with chairs and low tables. Chairs are moveable and an assortment of mismatched chairs with arms and without arms. Audience capacity is approximately 40.
The bar will be open for approximately 20 minutes before the start of the performance. Audience are welcome to purchase alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages. Beverages may be consumed during the show. Audience are asked to please replace their masks between sips. The bar will close at the start of the performance.