Chatter with Studio Theatre and Ukrainian Male Chorus


Studio Theatre director Beau Coleman has adapted Henrik Ibsen’s classic masterpiece, The Dollhouse, which will run at the Timms Centre from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2.

Many consider it a feminist play, a narrative about injustices done to women. Others see it as a humanist play where both women and men need to discover the kind of person they are.

In a quick synopsis Nora Helmer keeps a secret from Tom, her husband. What at first appears to be a blissful marriage, gradually reveals Nora as feeling trapped and unhappy.

Coleman’s adaptation sets his production in 1957, a conduit for Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique that revealed housewives’ frustrations, unhappiness and isolation. Tickets are $12 to $25. Call 780-492-2495 or purchase online at

A Festive Mosaic

Music is one of the pillars of Ukrainian culture and never is it more important than throughout the Christmas season.

Once again the Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton presents its Christmas staple, the 33rd annual A Festive Mosaic, on Saturday, Dec. 2 at McDougall United Church.

Every year the 45-member choir under the baton of conductor Orest Soltykevych invites different guests and this year is no exception. The EKOSingers and Mill Creek Colliery Band partner with the male chorus to create an inspiring and uplifting evening.

Showtime is 7 p.m. at 10025 – 101 St. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 for students and free for children under 12. Call 780-499-0422 or email or at the door.



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Anna Borowiecki

Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.