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Bluebirds – The Fringe at CUE

Posted on: Aug 20, 2019

The Fringe is well and truly underway, and we are in the thick of it this year as a new venue (#40) in the city.

Bluebirds opened last week to great reviews – a theatre piece created by wishbone theatre with CUE faculty members Glenda Stirling and Josiah Hiemstra – and the participation of many CUE students. It’s a beautiful, relevant theatre piece that honours women who have served our country in war – stories so often ignored in our heroic national narratives. 

Fringe review: Bluebirds


Don’t miss it! 

Thurs, Aug. 15th @ 9pm
Sat Aug. 17 @ 8pm
Sun Aug 18 @ 8pm
Wednesday Aug. 21 @ 2pm & @ 8pm
Thursday Aug. 22 @ 8pm
Friday Aug. 23 @ 8pm
Sat Aug 24 @ 2pm and @ 8pm

Tickets: https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/performances.php?eventId=601:3156 

Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen

A wishbone theatre production (Co-Artistic Directors, Michael Peng and Chris Bullough)

40 min | Drama
Adult $12 Student/Senior $8

France, 1917. Three Canadian nurses meet overseas at a field hospital during The Great War. They become friends and together help forge a nation by serving their beloved country, eventually making the ultimate sacrifice. A moving, poetic tribute from Governor General’s Award winning playwright, Vern Thiessen.

Director Chris Bullough
Cast Teneil Whiskeyjack, Justine Schultz, Darian King

Stage Manager Stephanie St. Onge
Design josiah Hiemstra, Laila Aslund, Michael Peng

Show contains scenes of violence and death. 

AUGUST 15-24, 2019 – BYOV #40 – Concordia University Edmonton- The Al & Trish Huehn Theatre


This is the first of what the Faculty of Arts hopes will be a tremendous ongoing actor training and performance opportunity for our students, a vital connection between CUE and the professional theatre community, and community outreach to the surrounding area – to be expanded and strengthened in future.