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Stravinsky: The Sodier’s Tale (Edmonton Fringe)
August 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm MDT
The Soldier’s Tale – a unique multi-disciplinary 2018 Fringe event
C’mon Productions is proud to present the first fully-staged professional
version in Alberta’s history of Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece, “The Soldier’s Tale”.
Stravinsky has been described as the most influential composer of the last century. This
epitome of collaboration between art forms is directed by Farren Timoteo , with
choreography by Laura Krewski and stage management by Wayne Paquette . It calls
for three actors: the Soldier ( Oscar Derkx ), the Devil ( Andrea House ),and the Narrator
( Davina Stewart ), plus the Princess ( Camille Ensminger ) – a role for dancer.
“The Soldier’s Tale” is scored for a quirky combination of instruments (violin, double
bass, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone & percussion) and will be performed live by
an ensemble of seven of Alberta’s finest professional classical musicians, under the
leadership of the Edmonton Symphony’s Chief Conductor, Alexander Prior .
The strange power and depth of The Soldier’s Tale has attracted many great artists, but
because of the unusual personnel requirements, productions are a rarity. One hundred
years ago, a Russian folk tale inspired Stravinsky and the Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz to
create the work. It is a story of greed, loss and redemption – timeless themes that make
the piece as relevant to audiences today as it was in the dying days of the First World
The Soldier’s Tale is presented as part of the 2018 Edmonton International Fringe
Festival. Performances will take place at Venue 5, King Edward School:
Friday August 17, 6:15 pm
Monday August 20, 8:45 pm
Tuesday August 21, 4:00 pm
Wednesday August 22, 12:15 pm
Thursday August 23, 11:15 pm
Saturday August 25, 2:30 pm
For tickets and information on the Edmonton Fringe, please visit www.fringetheatre.ca
or call (780) 409-1910.