$17 – $20

Adult Fairy Tales

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Big Secret Theatre

205 8th Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 0K9

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Fairytales are not just for children. Join Montreal author Heather O’Neill, Juno-award winning recording artist Ron Sexsmith, and Torontonian author Peter Unwin as they tell their dazzling, whimsical stories at Arts Commons. Prepare to have your mind opened to the world of witchcraft, invisible dance partners, and flying edible robot chickens.

The Lonely Hearts Hotel (Heather O’Neill)

Two babies are abandoned in a Montreal orphanage in the winter of 1914. Eventually their talents emerge: Pierrot is a piano prodigy; Rose lights up every room with her dancing and comedy. As they perform for the rich around the city, the children fall in love with each other, and dream up a plan for the most extraordinary circus the world has ever seen. Separated as teenagers, both escape into the city’s underworld, where they must use their gifts to survive without each other. When Rose and Pierrot finally reunite beneath the snowflakes, their childhood dreams are renewed, and the pair will go to extreme lengths to make them come true.

Deer Life (Ron Sexsmith)

Deryn Hedlight was not having a very good day and it was about to get worse. He’d read stories of witches as a boy, but never believed they were true. That is, until an unfortunate hunting accident turned his world upside down. What seemed like an honest mistake leads to an altogether unexpected transformation. But poor Deryn wasn’t the only wronged character tied up in these gloomy circumstances and sinister forces.

Searching for Petronius Totem (Peter Unwin)

Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleague, the disgraced artist Petronius Totem. Along the way, Jack faces a grim truth: the world is being taken over by a sinister multinational fibre-optic catering business. Can he and Petronius Totem escape into a virtual future that is free of Chick Lit and flying fibre-optic chickens? Or will Jack return home to his wife Elaine, whom it seems, with good reason, will shoot him on sight?

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