The Gala





Georgia is the CEO and founder of Freedom Seekers, an organization that provides rehabilitation programs for the previously- incarcerated. After convincing the board to allow her to hire ex-convicts to work on the fundraising committee for the annual gala, Georgia is ready to prove that people really can and do change for the better! Only one problem… one of the ex-convicts is missing, and so is the money! Panic, scandal, and mayhem ensue in this fast-paced, hilarious farce.

Playwrights’ Words

This is the inaugural production of Clowns With Issues, a theatrical collective that began with the dream of a clown show featuring characters striving to achieve their goals in spite of their glaring shortcomings or “issues”. Through the process of collaboration, revisions, and rewrites, we resulted in creating a farce that is very different structurally and story-wise from the vision we began with, but holds the nugget of inspiration that began this creative adventure: The idea that flawed people still have hopes, dreams and goals, and sometimes those dreams are big enough to impel them to push through their issues to achieve success! We too, have pushed through set-backs, failures, and “issues” to achieve a hilarious tale that is a testament to the abundance of inspiration and creativity that can be harnessed by the power of collaboration!

Where & When

October 26-November 2, 2019 at 7:30pm.
Doherty Hall: 623 13 Ave SE Calgary, AB
A Farce for ages 16 and older.

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost: it's there and then it's gone.

Maggie Smith / Actress

Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.

Tom Stoppard / Dramatist