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April 15, 2004
  Art house cinema finds its way to ATP's stagePDF files may take a moment to load

That Alberta Theatre Projects' newest production watches and feels like an art-house film is no coincidence. Two years after its stage debut, The Shape of Things was adapted for the screen, starring the original cast and premiering at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Six years earlier, playwright-cum-filmmaker Neil LaBute, who penned the scripts for both the play and the film, received acclaim with his film debut In the Company of Men.

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April 15, 2004
  Mmm... womanPDF files may take a moment to load

Sometimes life can feel menacing, almost predatory. The people in our lives tear us in a thousand different directions while the world we live in makes demands of us we can't hope to fulfil. We are consumed by our consumer culture and digested in a mix of gender roles and social expectations. Little wonder Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman has become so successful.

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March 25, 2004
  Puppetry asks: PDF files may take a moment to load

In Provenance, puppeteer Ronnie Burkett is faced with a complex task. Not only does he have to create an interesting story and believable characters, both through a powerful script and talented acting, but he has to do so through inanimate objects.

Given the subject matter, this is no easy task.

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March 18, 2004
  A suffragist battle royalePDF files may take a moment to load

Nellie McClung is a name synonymous with the women's rights movement in Canada. You might remember her from your grade 10 Social Studies class, a Canadian Heritage commercial on CBC, or maybe you've seen her statue gracing Olympic Plaza or Parliament Hill. History has made McClung the poster girl for the women's suffrage movement in Canada. Sometimes people seem to forget McClung wasn't the only women fighting for equality at the turn of the 20th century, and hers isn't the only name that deserves to be in the history books.

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March 18, 2004
  Marionettes and Viennese brothelsPDF files may take a moment to load

In the world of marionettes, everything is smaller. The sets, the costumes, the players--everything, that is, except the characters.

Provenance, Ronnie Burkett's newest production since his acclaimed Happy took the stage in 2000, follows Pity Beane, a young, naïve Canadian art student. After becoming obsessed with Tender, a mysterious boy whose portrait catches her eye, she undergoes a search that explores the nature of beauty. This search leads her to the unlikeliest of settings: a Vienna brothel.

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September 12, 2002
  Re-reading the Jedi HandbookPDF files may take a moment to load

When I was younger, a friend of mine had the greatest toy. It was a fully functional Millennium Falcon--the doors opened, the guns aimed around, and to top it off, the lights flashed and the engine sounded. Going over to his house just down the block was the best thing I could possibly think of.

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September 12, 2002
  ProofPDF files may take a moment to load

School is back and after a crazy summer of parties and road trips it's good to get back into a routine. But wait! Your entertainment scene doesn't have to be as mundane as your classes--mix it up with some live entertainment courtesy of Alberta Theatre Projects.

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