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.
Success 5000 are an internet sensation specializing in musical comedy and comedic short films. The duo consists of Joshua Lee Coss and Robyn Slack. Their award-winning short films have been screened as part of the Edmonton International Film Festival, and they have been featured performers at comedy venues throughout Western Canada. In 2012 they released their first “feature-ish” film, The Axe-Wielding Knights Of Rock N’ Roll Camelot, which premiered at the Metro Cinema in Edmonton and was also screened as a part of NextFest, Edmonton’s emerging artist festival. Later that same year, they released their first EP (entitled Cavalier) and embarked upon a Canadian tour. Currently, they are recording their second EP and working on several top-secret projects.
Luke got started in his hometown of Calgary, playing shit kicking honky tonk music with an ever changing band of white-hot lead players. With a raw powerful voice and half-assed picking style, he delivers an eclectic cannon of songs that he couldn’t write any sadder. I don’t get it, he’s a lively performer, with such romp, but seems to be obsessed with being at the bottom. Cheer up, Luke.