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.
After five years in Michigan and Minnesota, Alberta singer songwriter Ken Stead has returned to Edmonton, a few thousand miles of road behind him, and a few hundred songs to be written on the road ahead. Ken has always been a singer and a musician. At nine, he appeared in a Broadway version of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” alongside Donny Osmond. The money he earned from his appearances was used to purchase a much loved piano and he was soon playing tunes by ear. Piano eventually gave way to guitar and musical theatre evolved into something else initially – and with some family consternation-rap. Blond-haired kid, musical theatre, big, big voice, and… rap. Paints a picture, doesn’t it? Ken tells the story of being forced to go to the Edmonton Folk Fest as a punishment from his mother. He had no idea he was about to take a […]
Erin Kay has seen her fair share of new beginnings. From Edmonton, Alberta to William’s Lake, BC and back again, her music captures the raw nature of heartbreak, the harrowing yet uplifting truth of new beginnings, and her personal take on love, forgiveness and hope. With hauntingly beautiful vocals she weaves contemporary experience with soulful wisdom far beyond her years. You may hear affinity to Joni Mitchell, Serena Ryder, Brandi Carlile. You may hear one of the most powerful authentic voices of our day. Armed with her guitar or piano, her distinctive vocals, powerful range and heartfelt lyrics will stop you in your tracks. Erin Kay wraps herself firmly around a listener’s heart and penetrates your senses with her genuine delivery and true emotion. Erin Kay exhales honest, potent storytelling with a voice that reverberates through walls and windows, smiles and scars. She is a mother, a poet and a […]