POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020 - In Tongues by James Odin Wade

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UPDATE FROM THE University of Lethbridge Box Office:

On March 12, 2020, the Alberta Government recommended the cancellation of events over 250 people and any event of 50-250 people that doesn’t allow for proper risk mitigation, including social distancing. For this reason, we have made the responsible decision to cancel all our performances for the Spring 2020 term.

* In Tongues will be postponed, and will be presented as the first Mainstage of our Drama season!

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The final Drama Mainstage of the 2019-2020 season transports audiences into a cabin the woods, surrounded by murder, mystery and into the mind of a serial killer! World premiere, In Tongues, by award-winning playwright, and uLethbridge alumni James Odin Wade (BFA Multidisciplinary ’11) plays March 17 – 21 on the University Theatre stage at 7:30 pm nightly. 

Audiences will make their way down to the David Spinks Lobby and will be ushered onto an immersive set directly on the University Theatre stage, designed by drama faculty, Lee Burckes. This intimate production promises to captivate and entice, as the mystery unravels between the seats and throughout the space.

When true crime author Cara dies alone in her British Columbia cabin while researching an infamous killer, her husband and sister are left searching for answers. What they find in her research exposes new sides of Cara, her investigation and themselves.

“This play is about a grieving family, but it also explores themes surrounding identity and how we all can find connection,” says first-time assistant director and BFA Drama/ Performance major, Jake Rose. “Although the play is about a serial killer, the story has some comedic elements. It’s been great working with James Wade throughout the development of this production.”

The playwright has collaborated alongside the production team, virtually from New York, to develop this new work for Lethbridge audiences. “It’s been a really interesting experience,” says Rose, “James has been great to work with throughout this process. This has also been a great process for me personally, as I’ve learned a lot about directing from our director, Ron Chambers.” 

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