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February 28, 2024 - March 3, 2024
Engineered Air Theatre
205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

Cantata: Rumors of my Crazy, Useless Life

By Clem Martini
Directed by Jason Mehmel

A co-production with Sage Theatre

Martin discovers his mother’s health and cognitive abilities deteriorating while supporting his brother living with mental illness. Facing emotional and medical problems that feel almost unsolvable, Martin negotiates the delicate framework of caregiving in situations that are both heart-rending and darkly comic. In a symphony of overlapping perspectives, this award-winning play opens a window into the lives of a family going through the hidden, high-stakes struggles of elder care and mental illness.

Outstanding New Play – Calgary Theatre Critic Awards

WINNER Theatre BC Playwriting Competition

“A devastatingly beautiful account… Cantata is a master class in writing, direction, and acting.” – Louis B. Hobson, Calgary Sun