The 2008 Rolling Stock Prairie Theatre Tour
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Day 9
Internet connections have been somewhat spotty along the road, which accounts for the lack of entries here. That and a hectic schedule which has taken us from Winnipeg to Saskatoon in short time.
Our favorite venue in the "Peg" had to be the Ragppicker's Art Emporium, which is a second-hand clothing store/book store/costume rental store/performance space.

The cast sets up at the the Ragpickers.

Despite the somewhat primitave technical facilities, the cast (and Jay especially) were drooling over the place. The space had a real "speakeasy" feel to it, and Kirsten, the owner made us feel completely at home.

On the way to Saskatchewan, we stopped off at Margaret Lawrence's childhood home in Neepawa, Manitoba, which has been lovingly restored. By the way none of the new movie was filmed in the town, and the angel they use is nothing like the real one.

Our next stop, Saskatoon, and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company, was equally welcoming. In fact, the show at the Bannock Bistro there was our best attended yet.
Jay and I were looking for the Saskatoon Fringe office and stumbled across the studios of CJCR, Saskatoon's community radio station. More great people! The programming director Brian Cochrane, was nice enough to make room for us on his afternoon program, "Swing Shift". We had to rush back up to the University to grab Michelle and whip back down to the station before heading over to the theatre, which is in the city's West Side.

A one hundred year old moose head watched over us in the common area of the University of Saskatchewan. The campus was gorgeous!!

We left our digs at the University surprisingly early yesterday and spent the day on the road again headed for Edmonton.

On the road to Edmonton.


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