For the 10th consecutive year, Enbridge is proud to sponsor Alberta Theatre Projects playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. The Festival, now in its 27th season has been centre stage for Canada’s emerging and most celebrated playwrights to unveil their newest plays.
Opening night of last year's Enbridge playRites Festival shone the spotlight on internationally celebrated playwright Carole Fréchette’s original play, Thinking of Yu (translated by John Murrell) — its English-language world premiere. The powerful play revolves around the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. The story weaves the distant scene of oppressive politics with the personal lives of its three main characters. The French-language production premiered in Paris just days before its Calgary debut and is headed towards international critical acclaim. Calgarian audiences were fortunate to be the first in the world to see it in English.
A brief history of the Enbridge playRites Festival