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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO
THE NIGHT SKY

BY THE VILLAINS THEATRE

A practical observational astronomy class that moves through music, memory, and magic to teach us about what we can see from our tiny place in the universe.

Join Albertine and Léo for A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky and gently explore the ways that love and grief are intertwined. This beautiful and moving production from Colleen MacIsaac and The Villains Theatre will take place outside on the Dartmouth Waterfront, with scheduled indoor performances in the Rotunda at Alderney Landing on Sundays.

RUNTIME

55 minutes, no intermission

VENUE

Dartmouth Waterfront / Alderney Landing Rotunda

PRICE

Pay-What-You-Can-Afford

SHOWTIMES

Tuesday, September 26th @ 7:30pm (Preview)
Wednesday, September 27th @ 7:30pm (Opening)
Thursday, September 28th @ 7:30pm
Friday, September 29th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, September 30th @ 7:30pm
Sunday, October 1st @ 7:30pm (Indoor Performance)
Tuesday, October 3rd @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 4th @ 7:30pm
Thursday, October 5th @ 7:30pm
Friday, October 6th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 7th @ 7:30pm
 (Online Performance)
Sunday, October 8th @ 7:30pm (Indoor Performance)

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A Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky

(Photo by James Maclean)

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN-AFFORD

We believe that theatre is for everyone, and try to offer affordable options to make sure there are no financial barriers in the way of anyone coming out to see a show.

If you are able to afford the full price, we encourage you to do so. If price is still a barrier, please reach out to Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com


Volunteers see the show for free!
 

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THE VILLAINS THEATRE

Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki

The Villains Theatre is dedicated to creating transformative theatrical experiences. Our work is vibrant, provocative, and full of play. We collaborate with creators who inspire us as we strive to grow artistically and share our work with new audiences. We believe that the more accessible our spaces are, the better our theatre will be. We are committed to providing opportunities for artists of all levels of experience, addressing systemic injustices, and contributing to the national theatre landscape.

The Villains Theatre is run by Artistic Director Dan Bray and Artistic Producer Colleen MacIsaac. We were founded in 2009 and have been a registered not-for-profit society since 2011.

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CAST/ CREATIVE TEAM

CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Written by Colleen MacIsaac

Directed by Garry Williams

Assistant Direction by Lara Lewis

 

Featuring Geneviève Steele and Rooks Field-Green

 

Stage Managed by Dan Bray with mentorship by Olivia Rankin

Composer Jenny Trites

Scenic Design by Brenda Chicas-Duran

Costume Design by Noella Murphy

Lighting Design by Matthew Downey

French Language Dramaturgy by Franziska Glen
Production Assistance by Trisha Dhar Malik

This project was aided in its early development by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre's 'You Are Here' playwriting residency, received a workshop production presented at Page1 Theatre’s OutFest, and has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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ACCESS NOTES

ACCESS NOTES

Rain Dates

If the show is cancelled due to inclement weather, ticketholders will be notified in advance and tickets will be honoured at any future performance. Both Sunday night performances are taking place inside and will happen rain or shine.

Content Note

Contains reference to grief, neurological illness, and loss of a parent. For a detailed content warning please click here: https://villainstheatre.com/bg-contentwarning/ 

Child Care

Free child care will be available onsite for each performance. Please fill out this form to book: https://forms.gle/vRL16mDo8RLAuaSU7.

ASL Interpretation

There will be ASL interpretation available at the Sunday, October 8th performance.

 

Accessible Ticket Pricing

This performance has pay-what-you-can-afford pricing. If cost is still a barrier, please email Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com

COVID

Masks are available on site and encouraged/appreciated but not required. Seating is by general admission and social distancing may not be possible.

Transit Access

The Halifax Transit Dartmouth Ferry arrives directly at Alderney Landing, and Alderney Gate is serviced by Halifax Transit buses #5, 6+, 53, 54, 55, 62, 158, 159, 161, 165. 

 

Physical Access

OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES: Ferry Terminal Park is outdoors to the south of the Alderney Ferry Terminal, across a wooden section of boardwalk and then a paved path. The performance area is on grass a few meters from the paved path. The area is flat with no hills but there may be uneven terrain on the grass.
 

INDOOR PERFORMANCES: The Theatre is on the second level of Alderney Landing, accessible by passenger elevator and stairs. Parking is available onsite, with curbside dropoff and automatic doors at the main entrance to the building. Alderney Landing is connected to Alderney Gate by pedway, accessible by elevator, escalator and stairs.

Seating

OUTDOOR SEATING: Audiences are welcome to bring their own chairs, or they will be provided with a camping chair onsite. Provided camping chairs are folding “Quad Chairs” with adjustable arm rests. Seats are 36 inches deep and 22 inches wide. Weight capacity is 275 lbs (124.7 kg)

INDOOR SEATING: Armless seats are 16 inches deep and 15.5 inches wide. Seating is on the same level as the entrance. Seating is by general admission. Any seat can be removed to make space for mobility devices and alternate seating. For assistance, or to request priority seating before the house is opened, please check in with EFT Staff or Volunteers.

Bathrooms

OUTDOOR SHOWS: A public, binary-gendered accessible washroom is available on the main floor of the ferry terminal.
 

INDOOR SHOWS: There are two all gender bathrooms in the rotunda lobby, one with toilet stalls only, and one with toilet stalls and urinals. Both bathrooms are equipped with various hygiene products. 

Environmental Sensitivities

We aim to provide a scent-free environment, and make every effort to use products that are scent-free where possible (including alcohol-based hand sanitizer). We encourage all patrons to be mindful of the effects of strong scents, and ask that patrons avoid wearing or using scented personal products while onsite.
 

If you have any questions about the accessibility measures in place, please email Accessibility Coordinator, Sara Graham at access@easternfronttheatre.com

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