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How the World Began

How the World Began

Written by Catherine Trischmann
Directed by Mark Lewandowski

Faith and science collide in a small room when a science teacher from Manhattan starts work in a small rural Kansas town that's been ripped apart by a tornado. When one of her pupils – Micah – takes offence at an off-the-cuff remark about how life on Earth began, Susan is thrown into an ethical firestorm about evolution and creation.

A thoughtful, compassionate drama.

February 1 – 5, 2017

7:30pm nightly Wednesday to Saturday

2:00pm matinee Saturday & Sunday

Engineered Air Theatre at the Arts Commons
200 block of 9 Avenue SEParking Info

TICKETS: $20–$25

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unlABLEd

unlABLEd is an evening of mixed ability arts and artists featuring Dr. Heidi Janz in partnership with Centre Street Church

This show is not included in the season ticket price.

March 2, 2017

7:30pm Thursday March 2, 2016

Centre Street Church
3900 2 Street NE

An Almost Holy Picture

An Almost Holy Picture

Written by Heather McDonald
Directed by Royal Sproule

Samuel Gentle, the groundskeeper for The Church of the Holy Comforter, has heard God's call three times. The first was in a field while accompanying his father on a walk; the second was in the aftermath of a terrible bus accident while he was minister of a small adobe church about forty miles outside of Albuquerque and the third was the birth of his daughter, Ariel, covered all over in a white-gold swirl of hair. Samuel has heard this voice but struggles to comprehend its mystery and his own rage and bewilderment at loss. He wants to believe that "grace enters the soul through a wound." As Ariel grows into a child of transcendent inner beauty and strength, Samuel regains his own faith and discovers what is most holy.

April 26 – 30, 2017

7:30pm nightly Wednesday to Saturday

2:00pm matinee Saturday & Sunday

Engineered Air Theatre at the Arts Commons
200 block of 9 Avenue SEParking Info

TICKETS: $20–$25

Call: 403-640-4617 or purchase online:

Buy Tickets Online Visa and Mastercard

Save up to $5/ticket with season tickets!

Taste & See

Taste & See

The Annual Season Launch Celebration and Fundraiser is coming Friday, September 23rd at 6:00pm at Westside Kings Church (3939 69 Street SW, Calgary).

Be the first to sneak-a-peek at next season's shows, plus a silent auction, a live auction...lots of ways to give us money!

September 23, 2016

NUMB – A Feature Film

NUMB – A Feature Film

The only thing more blinding than snow...is greed.

When a couple in financial distress discover GPS coordinates that promise to lead to stolen gold they must partner with a pair of mysterious hitchhikers to enter the remote winter wilderness and recover the coins.

Written and Directed by Jason Goode
www.numbmovie.com


Fire Exit Theatre and Centre Street Church are pleased to bring the feature film NUMB to The Globe Theatre on Saturday October 8th at 7pm.

Numb is a Canadian thriller about four strangers on the quest for stolen gold in the chilling cold of winter.

After its world premiere in Korea, the film has travelled around the world on the festival circuit, and has just premiered on iTunes and video on demand. It’s been award Official Selection at the Beijing, Shanghai and Whistler Film Festivals.

The director Jason Goode will be joining us for a Q & A afterwards.

This show is not included in the season ticket price.

 

The Business of Film Making Workshop

Are you film buff?
An emerging film maker?
Come and hear Jason’s unlikely path to film making and hear advice from someone in the biz.

The workshop will hosted by Centre Street Church at 2pm on October 8, 2016.
Cost: $25
To register, email val@fireexit.ca

 

Jason Goode’s feature directorial debut, NUMB, made its World Premiere as part of the Midnight Passion program at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. It was the Closing Gala presentation at the Whistler Film Festival, before continuing on to an international festival run including screenings in Beijing, Shanghai, Belgium, Bali and Cambridge. NUMB has been commercially released in multiple territories around the world including Spain, the Middle East, North Africa, and will soon be be available in Scandinavia, China, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Eastern Europe, as well as the UK and USA. Numb was released in Canada through A71 Entertainment and is repped by Cinema Management Group in Los Angeles.

Before directing NUMB, Jason’s short films included The Hitchhiker, Pop Switch, The Planting and Late, which was selected by Telefilm Canada for its Perspectives Canada program at the Cannes Marché du Film. He also directed a production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, for which he received a “Best Director” nomination at the Vancouver Theatre Awards (“The Jessies”).

Jason’s eclectic background includes a B.Sc. in Biology and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Regent College. He lives in White Rock, B.C. Canada with his wife and three daughters.

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October 8, 2016

Angry Conversations with God

Angry Conversations with God

Written a performed by Susan E. Issacs

Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40.... She took God to couples counseling.

In this cuttingly poignant memoir, she chronicles her rocky relationship with the Almighty--from early childhood to midlife crisis – and all the churches where she and God tried to make a home. Susan E. IssacsOriginally staged as a solo show in New York and Los Angeles, Angry Conversations with God is a cheeky, heartfelt memoir that, even at its most scandalous, is still an affirmation of faith.

Read Susan's bio

 

Talk Amongst Yourselves...

We hope that Angry Conversations with God sparked a bunch of new thoughts and maybe even brought up some questions for you. We don't want the conversation to end in the lobby. We want you to keep talking; in the car, in the coffee shop, and around the kitchen table. So here are some questions to help guide your discussions (PDF). Get talking!

October 19 – 23, 2016

Falling: A Wake

Falling: A Wake

A presentation of Chemainus Theatre Festival

Written by Gary Kirkham
Directed by Mark DuMez

One starry night the body of a young man, still strapped into his airplane seat, falls from the sky into the yard of Harold and Elsie’s farm. As the night unfolds, their mysterious guest effects a profound transformation in his hosts.

Falling: A Wake is a haunting and surprisingly funny play about love, loss, and the redemptive power of letting go.

* Content Warning – Strong Language
Please note the change of theatre.

 

Chemainus Theatre Festival      Lantern Church

This presentation takes place at the Lantern Community Church located at
1401 10th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB.


Talk Amongst Yourselves...

We hope that Falling: A Wake sparked a bunch of new thoughts and maybe even brought up some questions for you. We don't want the conversation to end in the lobby. We want you to keep talking; in the car, in the coffee shop, and around the kitchen table. So here are some questions to help guide your discussions (PDF). Get talking!

Watch the Trailer

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November 23 – 27, 2016