"Stewart Lemoine's Teatro la Quindicina: Edmonton's Exotic Community Theatre"
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For twenty-five years, playwright Stewart Lemoine has negotiated aesthetic distance in Edmonton, setting common human fiobles and social dilemmas in foreign and exotic locales for a loyal local audience. Lemoine's gently satiric comedies investigate the complexities of human relationships and behavious through witty philosophical paradoxes and ironic observation. His characters deduce sensible conclusinos through highly suspect logic, employing verbal acuity in the service of narrative clarity. Lemone's theatre in imbedded in his community, but it can also travel imaginative distances, like the traveling brothel, "Teatro La Quindicina" from Graham Green's Travels with My Aunt, after which it was named. It nurtures audiences by creating exquisite hours of imaginvative life. Playwright Stewart Lemoine will be present to talk about his work in Edmonton and answer questions. Actor Jeff Haslam or Andrew MacDonald-Smith will read short speeches from the plays, and there will be a power point slide show of the production of Lemoine's latest play, "At the Zenith of the Empire".