Alberta Theatre Projects
Martha Cohen Theatre
By John Murrell
The Home Front, World War II, Calgary. Five very different women wait out the war in this charming, funny, and touching drama that is one of our country’s best-loved plays. They struggle, argue, sing, drink and dance. Together, they find a way to survive a defining moment in Canadian history, when a national identity based on working together and accepting difference was born.
“I look forward to introducing a new generation to this landmark of Canadian theatre in a production that reflects the faces in our community today. The play premiered right here at ATP, by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright, John Murrell. It explores the human side of living together in a world of clashing values, and celebrates the spirit of helping your neighbour that Calgary is known for to this day.
Come back to a time, not so long ago, when Bowness was a training ground for recruits, and a young woman ran a sewing shop on Centre Street, just around the corner.”
- Artistic Director, Vanessa Porteous
Ideal for: Performances and recitals
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) has been the resident tenant in the courtyard-shaped, Georgian-style Martha Cohen Theatre since 1985. Tiered levels of seats form a three-quarter circle around the performing area eliminating the separation between the audience and performers. The farthest seat from the stage is a mere 39 feet away.
Situated in the heart of Arts Commons beside Jack Singer Concert Hall, Martha Cohen Theatre received state-of-the-art sound upgrade in 2014, as well as all new seats and a new lighting console in 2016, ensuring that it remains at the top of theatre industry standard. The Martha Cohen Theatre was named after the late Dr. Martha Cohen ($1M donated by her husband in honour of her birthday).
This venue has limited rental dates
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To inquire about renting this venue, please contact David Fraser at dfraser@ATPlive.com or 403.294.7476
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