After the Fire
HIGHWIRE SERIES

Apr 18 - May 10, 2020

After the Fire

HIGHWIRE SERIES

Set in the aftermath of the wildfire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in the summer of 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centered around two couples whose lives have been deeply affected by this ‘natural’ disaster.

Written by MATTHEW MacKENZIE

Directed by BRENDAN McMURTRY-HOWLETT

In association with Punctuate Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts

VENUE
The Club
WARNING: This show contains strong language. 14+
Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission
It’s shocking and amusing in equal measure.
Globe and Mail
Deceptively simple, the play is deeply spiritual and gives the best medicine possible after tragedy: cosmic comedy and earthly kinship of any who have lost and kept on going.
Elder Jo-Ann Saddleback
What I personally find captivating about MacKenzie’s voice is his capacity to turn the tension between supposed binaries into creative energy, into something unexpected but powerful that drives his plays.
Toronto Star
It’s shocking and amusing in equal measure.
Deceptively simple, the play is deeply spiritual and gives the best medicine possible after tragedy: cosmic comedy and earthly kinship of any who have lost and kept on going.
What I personally find captivating about MacKenzie’s voice is his capacity to turn the tension between supposed binaries into creative energy, into something unexpected but powerful that drives his plays.