Death. Honour. Beer. Everything is on the line as Falstaff struggles to achieve greatness in the face of an impending war, a failing friendship and a crippling addiction. The Falstaff Project is Shakespeare's Henry IV re-mastered as a roving theatre performance throughout The Artery. True to Artery style, following every performance a new local musical act hits the stage each night of the week.
The Falstaff Project is the newest work created by Thou Art Here Theatre, Edmonton's only site-sympathetic Shakespeare company. Since 2011, Thou Art Here has been adapting plays in collaboration with found space environments like The Artery. We strive for the space and the play to expand upon and highlight one another creating a brand new experience for the audience and performer. Our work has been hailed as "intelligible user-friendly Shakespeare", a "rollicking good time", and "how Shakespeare should be performed"!
Monday March 9 – Skunk Coat & Bass Desires
Tuesday March 10 – Ken Stead & Erin Kay
Wednesday March 11– Oh, Dear & Revenge of the Trees
Thursday March 12– Eva Foote & Braden Gates
Friday March 13– Success 5000 & Luke Thomson Band
Saturday March 14– Spoken Word Showcase & Big Ben and Koschmyoozik
Sunday March 15– Joel Crichton & Jack Accident
Thou Art Here Theatre strives to create site sympathetic productions exploring relevant and exciting stories with a collective process.
From Edmonton, Alberta, Braden Gates is quickly becoming one of the most intriguing singer/songwriters in the province. A born raconteur in both his songwriting and song introductions, he is often compared to a young Loudon Wainwright: for his similar grimacing as he hits the notes and the sharpness of his observation and sly humor. Drawn to those with a story to tell, Gates aims to communicate these stories in a way that brings people together – which is often the case in one of his intimate live shows. Gates’ second album, Ferris Wheel, is a combination of intricate guitar work, driving fiddle playing and honest story telling.