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“If They Come for Robbie Burns” by Natalie Meisner

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Live Bait Theatre is proud to announce our first show of the season! On January 25th, we will be publicly live-streaming the world premiere of “If They Come for Robbie Burns” by Natalie Meisner.
The Cotters are a family from the east coast of Canada. Four generations have been scattered across the country, further and further west in the search of work. Only the grandparents now remain in the family home: a beloved and well-loved saltbox near the wharf. The family has set up a weekly zoom call for happy hour to keep in touch. We join them now on one such call. This one is special for reasons that will become clear as the scene unfolds.
Trigger Warning: Medical Assistance in Dying
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Natalie Meisner is a playwright, an award-winning multi-genre author and 5th Poet Laureate of Calgary. Her work often deploys the power of comedy for social change. BADDIE ONE SHOE (Frontenac) is a collection of odes to renegade women who fight the powers that be with laughter. LEGISLATING LOVE: THE EVERETT KLIPPERT STORY (University of Calgary Press) illuminates the life of a beloved Calgary bus driver and the last Canadian to be jailed for homosexuality. Her play BOOM BABY won both the Canadian National & the Alberta Playwriting Award. SPEED DATING FOR SPERM DONORS (Playwright’s Canada Press) was a hit at Lunchbox & Neptune. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family (Fernwood) topped non-fiction lists and her first book for kids, My Mommy, My Mama My Brother & Me (Nimbus) is about a two-mom biracial family finding community. Meisner is a wife and mom to two great boys and a Professor in the Department of English at Mount Royal University where she works in the areas of creative writing, drama and gender/ sexuality studies.


January 25
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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