September 5-30, 2017
A raging flood threatens three generations of Calgarians as they struggle to come together to keep from going under. With a surging river and an aged patriarch trapped in time, the family attempts to create a legacy worth inheriting by future generations. A profound, playful, and magical new Canadian play.
What better way to celebrate our 50th season than to debut a new play, with Calgary at its centre, by one of Canada’s greatest playwrights – Sharon Pollock. This play was commissioned and developed through FUSE: The Enbridge New Play Development Program at Theatre Calgary. A thrilling start to our season.
Cast & Creative Team
Blow Wind High Water
Marshall Vielle Naatoa'yotakoKevin
Narda McCarrollSet Design
Deitra KalynCostume Design
Michael WaltonLighting Design
Andrew BlizzardOriginal Music & Sound Design
Shari WattlingProduction Dramaturg
Julie is a Calgary-based performer who has been recognized with three Betty Mitchell Awards, two Calgary Theatre Critic Award nominations, and an AMPIA nomination. Selected credits include: for Theatre Calgary - OneMan, Two Guvnors, A Christmas Carol (2013- 16). Elsewhere – Shakespeare’s Dog, Intimate Apparel (ATP); As You Like It,Macbeth (The Shakespeare Company/Hit &Myth); Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) (The Shakespeare Company/Handsome Alice Theatre); Queer Blind Date (Spontaneous Theatre/Buddies in Bad Times Theatre); Blind Date (Spontaneous Theatre/North American Tour); Evelyn Strange, Calamity Town, Our Man in Havana (Vertigo); Scarlet Woman, Speed Dating for Sperm Donors (Lunchbox); Speed-the-Plow, Kung Fu Panties, Reasons to Be Pretty, Reasons to Be Happy (Ground Zero Theatre/Hit &Myth Productions); Cocktails at Pam’s (Teatro La Quindicina). Julie is also a guest star on Dirty Laundry, Calgary's only improvised soap opera.
She is eternally grateful for blue shift.
Pollock’s stage plays are produced throughout Canada and abroad. She writes for radio and television, has directorial credits at theatres across the country, and has led playwriting and theatre workshops within and outside Canada. Her awards, among others, include a Canada Australia Literary Award for her body of work, Nellie Award for National Radio Drama, Golden Sheaf Television Award, Japan Foundation Award, and is an Officer of The Order of Canada. She is the recipient of two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama and is a three -time winner of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Drama Award. From 2006 - 15 she served as Dramaturg and Librettist with the Atlantic Ballet Company of Canada. Previous productions at Theatre Calgary: Walsh, Blood Relations, Whiskey Six Cadenza, and Doc. Her play The Komagata Maru Incident is presently playing at The Stratford Festival’s Studio Theatre, in Ontario.
Shari is a Calgary-based actor, director and dramaturg, and has previously worked at Theatre Calgary as Literary Manager, Associate Artistic Director, and most recently as Interim Artistic Director.
Selected Theatre Calgary credits as a dramaturg include Beyond Eden (coproduction with Vancouver Playhouse), Lost – A Memoir, A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice (co-production with the National Arts Centre), Liberation Days (co-production with Western Canada Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear (co-production with Bard on the Beach) and adaptation credits for the Shakespeare by the Bow productions of Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet.
She has also worked as Resident Dramaturg at Alberta Playwrights’ Network, and as a freelance director/dramaturg for a variety of projects with companies including Bard on the Beach, Quest Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, Swallow-A-Bicycle and Lunchbox Theatre.
Acting credits include productions with Forte Musical Theatre, Vertigo Theatre, ATP, Theatre Calgary, Quest Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Shadow Productions and Dirty Laundry.
Blow Wind High Water
|Thursday, September 21||7:30 PM||Buy|
|Friday, September 22||8:00 PM||Buy|
|Saturday, September 23||2:00 PM||
Senior Saturday Matinee i
Senior Saturday Matinee
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Senior Saturday matinees are special matinees which offer seniors (65+) tickets at a discounted price. Before the performance begins, Senior Saturday patrons are invited to enjoy a few snacks in the Upper Lobby followed by an engaging chat with a theatre professional or relevant expert, providing insight into the performance.
|Saturday, September 23||8:00 PM||Buy|
|Sunday, September 24||2:00 PM||Buy|
|Tuesday, September 26||7:30 PM||
Rush Ticket Tuesday i
Rush Ticket Tuesday
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Rush Ticket Tuesday: Theatre Calgary is committed to being an affordable, accessible theatre with Rush Ticket Tuesdays. There will be a limited number of tickets for purchase one hour prior to showitme for $25 each, on a first-come-first-served basis, subject to availability.
Talkback Tuesday i
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Join us in conversation after the second, third, and fourth Tuesdays to discuss the play with members of our artistic staff and artists from the production. These talks will take place in the theatre immediately after the show.
|Wednesday, September 27||7:30 PM||
ASL Interpreted performance i
ASL Interpreted performance
Theatre Calgary partners with Inside Out Theatre’s Good Host Program to present an ASL interpreted performance.
|Thursday, September 28||7:30 PM||Buy|
|Friday, September 29||8:00 PM||Buy|
|Saturday, September 30||2:00 PM||Buy|
|Saturday, September 30||8:00 PM||Buy|