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April 12, 2016

Catalyst Theatre announces its 2016 – 2017 season, featuring the launch of its newest work, Fortune Falls, a forty-five performance / three-city tour of the company’s powerful rock musical Vigilante, and partnerships with five outstanding theatres across the country.


Catalyst’s newest creation, Fortune Falls, will premiere in Calgary produced by Alberta Theatre Projects. In the New Year Catalyst will bring the production home to Edmonton, where Fortune Falls will be presented in a Catalyst /Citadel partnership.

Calgary, AB October 18 to November 5, 2016
Martha Cohen Theatre
Produced and presented by Alberta Theatre Projects

Edmonton, AB January 17 to February 5, 2017
Maclab Theatre
Produced by Catalyst Theatre, presented in a Catalyst/Citadel partnership
Written, directed and composed by Jonathan Christenson, Fortune Falls is the allegorical tale of the rise, fall and reinvention of a prosperous town, once home to the world’s largest candy factory. One shocking day the factory is closed, leaving one lonely man to guard the abandoned factory and a community to contemplate endings and new beginnings.


Vigilante, initially developed at Keyano Theatre (Fort McMurray) and premiered in March of 2015 as a Citadel Theatre commission, will travel to three Canadian cities. The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, presents Vigilante as a special add-on to its Main Stage season following which Catalyst will make its third visit to Persephone Theatre’s Main Stage series in Saskatoon’s. The Vigilante tour culminates at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa as part of the NAC English Theatre Series.

London, ON February 7 to 11, 2017
The Grand Theatre
Presented by the Grand Theatre

Saskatoon, SK March 1 to 15, 2017
Remai Arts Centre
Presented by Persephone Theatre

Ottawa, ON March 29 to April 15, 2017
National Arts Centre Theatre
Presented by the National Arts Centre English Theatre


Catalyst Theatre acknowledges the generous support of The Canada Council for the Arts and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Cultural Relations Program) for the 2017 Vigilante tour.

The season will be capped with Catalyst’s legendary madcap fundraiser, Over the Edge With 4 Play.

Edmonton, AB April 28, 2017
Westbury Theatre, ATB Arts Barns

Catalyst Theatre gratefully acknowledges ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council.