One Yellow Rabbit
Big Secret Theatre
Set in an unusually modern bistro, the latest of Karen Hines’ darkly hilarious comedies All the Little Animals I Have Eaten embraces everything from plagiarism and insurance crimes to Golden Retriever conventions and lonely trolls to existential struggles and the transcendence of the human soul. Inspired by Alison Bechdel’s Bechdel Test*, scenes are performed by well-heeled diners, glowing ghosts, tiny vertebrates, and other unexpected voices.
Karen Hines is the author of six award-winning plays, and a two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. Plays previously seen in Calgary include Citizen Pochsy (OYR) and Drama (ATP).
*A work of fiction passes The Bechdel Test if it satisfies the following requirements: (1) it has to have at least two women in it (2) who talk to each other (3) about something besides a man. It has been estimated that fewer than 17 per cent of movies, plays and other forms of entertainment pass the test.
Written by Karen Hines
Directed by Blake Brooker
Performed by Denise Clarke, Georgina Beaty, Nadien Chu, & Ellen Close
*A limited number of tickets for the Preview performance on January 10 & 11th, 2017 @ 8:00pm, will be available exclusively at the door of the theatre two hours prior to show time for $15. Guarantee your seat to this performance in advance by purchasing a full-price ticket online, in person or by phone.
Purchase your tickets for Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour and All The Little Animals I Have Eaten together and receive both shows for $60. Currently available only by calling 403 294 9494 or in person at the Arts Commons Box Office located at 225 8th Avenue SE.
The Big Secret Theatre is not a secret anymore and several years ago it wasn't even a theatre! The space, hidden away on the +15 level of Arts Commons was originally designed to function as a lounge. In 1987, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre approached Arts Commons seeking space to mount their next season. The lounge space was leased to them on a trial basis and today the company calls the Big Secret Theatre their permanent home. The 60-seat theatre underwent renovations in 1995 incorporating the original space plus a lower level boardroom, thus giving the theatre a balcony and a main floor/lounge area.
To inquire about renting this space, please contact Joshua Dalledonne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.264.3224, enter 3, ext. 2
Arts Commons is not responsible for tickets purchased through any secondary market sales channel. As we are unable to verify such purchases, we are unable to reissue tickets to anyone other than the credit card holder who made the original purchase through Arts Commons’ sales channels.