You are Here by Daniel MacIvor at Rosebud Studio Stage | DrumhellerMail
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You are Here by Daniel MacIvor at Rosebud Studio Stage

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   The work of award-winning Canadian playwright  Daniel MacIvor will engage audiences at the Rosebud Studio Stage January 29  and 31 in a student Final Project that is at once whip-smart comical, poignant and cruel.

    You Are Here introduces us to Alison, a troubled soul who, looking back on her life, struggles to untangle  just how she got to where she is. Along with her friends, lovers, and business acquaintances, we journey through the darkly funny contradictions, confusions and anguish of a modern life  lived in an effort to find out what exactly it all means.
    Director Mark Lewandowski (Ten Times Two, Christmas on the Air, The Last 5 Years), heads up a talented cast of Rosebud School of the Arts students and alumni including Conrad Belau, Emma Cobb, Travis Friesen, Aaron Krogman, John MacIvor, Alysa van Haastart, and Cassia Schramm (The Secret Garden, Oliver!, Man of La Mancha) as Alison.
    This show is the culmination of Ms. Schramm’s time as a student at Rosebud School  of the Arts, and is being produced by her as her final project.
    It was MacIvor’s unflinching look at life that drew her to the script, and she found herself fascinated by the idea that one day we might be able to stop and in retrospect clearly see our lives for what they were.
    Cassia explains, “As Alison demonstrates, we will see both the good and bad, the things we are ashamed of along with our proudest moments, and we will be reconciled to them all and maybe even be given a chance to start over. It is a story of grace told with an  honesty that is hard hitting and leaves you with a lot to think about. A story that won’t leave you alone even after you’ve left the theatre.”
    Due to the strong language and mature subject matter discussed in You Are Here, the play is not deemed to be suitable for children and young adults under 16 years of age.
    You Are Here runs Saturday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Monday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. at the Studio Stage in Rosebud, Alberta. Call 403-677-2015.

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