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Alberta Theatre Projects to stage new Hawksley Workman musical Add to ...

Hawksley Workman has written "a concept album for the stage" that will premiere in Calgary next winter, Alberta Theatre Projects announced Monday.

Described as a contemporary take on The Bacchae, The God That Comes is the first work of musical theatre from the Juno-winning singer-songwriter known for his theatrical flare. It is co-created by acclaimed director Christian Barry from Halifax's 2b Theatre.

The God That Comes will be part of ATP's Enbridge playRites Festival along with three other new works: Siminovitch-winning playwright Joan MacLeod's latest, What to Expect; Darrah Teitel's indie hit about sex and Mary Shelley, The Apology; and Jonathan Garfinkel and Christopher Morris's long-in-gestation Petawawa, an international collaboration about the conflict in Afghanistan.

Alberta Theatre Projects revealed the rest of its 2012 - 2013 season along with the playRites line-up. On the bill are hit American plays Intimate Apparel and Red, as well as the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Daniel MacIvor's latest solo show, This is What Happens Next.

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