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Friday, November 21, 2008

Doing Leonard Cohen


DOING LEONARD COHEN

RETURNS TO CALGARY AFTER EIGHT YEARS

Calgary, AB By popular demand, One Yellow Rabbit is pleased to bring back one of its most highly acclaimed creations: Doing Leonard Cohen.

Running from November 25 to 29 2008, in the Big Secret Theatre, the One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble reprises this multi-layered homage to Leonard Cohen, which features some 50 poems from early works like Death of a Lady's Man and The Spice Box of Earth, as well as an extended treatment of the novel Beautiful Losers.

Following the Calgary performances, One Yellow Rabbit travels to Toronto, where Doing Leonard Cohen and Sylvia Plath Must Not Die will be performed in repertory at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts from December 2 to 13, 2008.

Along with its sultry yet aggressive movement, the hallucinatory stream of consciousness captures the erotic and sensual qualities of Cohen's finest poetic voice. Put on your bell-bottoms and Greek sandals, then get set to revel in the sexy 60s as only Leonard canand did. Don't miss the show the Globe & Mail called "poetry in motion".

One Yellow Rabbit is also thrilled to present a special one-performance-only edition of Sylva Plath Must Not Die Unplugged Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton, two of the 20th century's most prolific and complex literary figures, are inexorably linked, as much by their mutual zeal for life as by their infamous deaths.

Originally premiering at the 2008 High Performance Rodeo, the One Yellow Rabbit Ensemble invites audiences to revisit its voyeuristic journey to another era in a special pay-what-you-can performance on Saturday, November 29, at 2:00 pm in the Big Secret Theatre.

Doing Leonard Cohen

Adapted and Directed by Blake Brooker

Staged by Denise Clarke

Performed by the OYR Ensemble

November 25th to 29th, 2008

Big Secret Theatre

Tuesday-Wednesday $20, Thursday $23, Friday $29 and Saturday $31

Tickets available at Ticketmaster 403-299-8888 or ticketmaster.ca or oyr.org

For more information 403-264-3224 or oyr.org / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njRVGSfeyfY

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