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BY LIAM SALMON
DIRECTED BY OWEN HOLLOWAY
Walterdale Theatre @ Edmonton Fringe
Aug 11 - 8:00pm (Sold Out!)
Aug 13 - 12:30pm
Aug 15 - 8:00pm (Sold Out!)
Aug 17 - 4:30pm
Aug 19 - 6:30pm (Sold Out!)
Aug 21 - 2:30pm
Featuring the Performances of Braden Butler and Sheldon Stockdale
Play by Liam Salmon
Direction by Owen Holloway
Design by Mitch Dexter
Stage Management by Galen Hite
Assistant Stage Management by Harlan Bertolt
Join Luca and Todd at their Christmas Housewarming party as they tell the story of how they first met, with a cosmic twist. A gay romance staring two guys - and no one dies at the end.
It's not always easy to be here and queer. In 2022 the world continues to feel less and less accessible to queer people with each passing day. In the last five years, we have seen some civil liberties and even the validity of existence challenged and attacked worldwide, including here in Alberta.
Low Hanging Fruits exists to breathe life into the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ folks. Queer narratives are frequently centred around our struggles, on the oppressive forces that we have and continue to face. These stories are essential and something the company has and will continue to bring to the stage. However, as necessary as showing our trauma is, so is representing our Joy. Growing up, queer people rarely see themselves presented in realistic, wholesome ways. The trope 'kill your gays' exists for a reason.
FAGS IN SPACE is such an important play because it is grounded in relationship, in connection. Like its title, this show could be viewed as hyper-sexualized, salacious slut pop if you reduce the sum of its parts to a slur, but if you move past the label and take it in for what really is at its core - a story of two humans choosing to navigate the vast space that is their lives together and finding home in someone else- you might just find something more universal in this little play about life, loss & love.
- Owen Holloway
Land acknowledgement StaTement:
We wish to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and current home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Salteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous Peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupy this land. We also acknowledge that recognizing them as the original stewards of this land is not enough, and urge everyone to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation process in Canada, and to donate either time, capital, or resources, to local indigenous charities and/or organizations. One concrete thing you can do now is look up information on the Edmonton Gondola Proposal, and the indigenous groups that are vocally opposing it.
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