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January 11, 2020

SkirtsAfire Festival RETURNS to YEG + {Discount code}

SkirtsAfire Festival in Edmonton is self-described as “diverse and daring”. When you visit the festival be prepared to be immersed in powerful, beautiful, engaging performances, exhibits and workshops in Theatre, Poetry, Spoken Word, Design, Art, Dance, Cabaret, Music, Comedy, Yoga, and more.

We have taken in their 2017, 2018 AND 2019 MainStage Productions. In 2019, we had the pleasure of taking in not one, but two plays in one night. Statue and Deep Fried Curried Perogies. Both interesting and thought provoking shows.

The Mamas and a few contributors even had the pleasure of attending the Opening Night Party.

This 10-day multidisciplinary arts festival focuses on empowering, developing, supporting, and showcasing women artists in all our diversity. They represent and therefore welcome women artists of all backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, all ethnicities and all abilities. Running in conjunction with International Women’s Day, this festival truly celebrates us – in all our unique, amazing talents.

The 2020 festival runs February 27 – March 8 at various venues in the heart of Old Strathcona, Downtown, and Alberta Avenue.

SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION

THE BLUE HOUR BY MICHELE VANCE HEHIR

The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir is a timely, funny, complicated and ultimately heartbreaking story that takes place in the fictional small town of Roseglen, Alberta, circa 1947/48. The story centres around a young boy fighting for his own survival, that of his overworked single mother and of his older sister who’s aching to escape her confined world. The Blue Hour explores the desire for love, its betrayal and the enduring realization that hope matters.

“The Blue Hour” won the Alberta Playwriting competition in 2017 and was one of the chosen plays in SkirtsAfire’s play development series “Peep Show” in 2018.

The full schedule of events can be found on their website skirtsafire.com and information on Festival Passes or individual show tickets can be found here. We highly recommend you grab some of the awesome women in your life, save the date and check out this festival making #yegherstory since 2012!

Join us for “Her Night Out” on February 29 (Leap Year!), sponsored by Alberta Mamas. Use the code “abmamasbogo” to buy one, get one free. Along with your ticket to The Blue Hour, the night will include special lobby entertainment, food, silent auction and an exciting raffle.

Can’t make it to “Her Night Out?” Use code albertamamas15 to get 15% off any other performance of The Blue Hour. Purchase tickets here. 

Photos by April MacDonald Killins & BB Collective Photography
This post was sponsored by SkirtsAfire Festival. As always, all opinions stated are our own. 
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