On Monday October 20th, Die-Nasty The Improvised Soap Opera sets sail for the stormy, Dark Age lands of Odin to bring the world of VIKINGS to the hallowed Varscona stage. Epic, gritty and passionate, the saga of these farmers turned warriors and kings is presented on a grand, unpredictable scale — all improvised every Monday night by the multiple award-winning, Edmonton improv-comedy powerhouse Die Nasty!
At the northernmost edges of civilization, Yarl Wulfgar Stormbringer (Mark Meer) with his wife Freja Thordottir (Shannon Blanchet) and his sons Bjork (Jesse Gervais) and Byorn (Matt Alden) Wulfgarson rule a mighty region of windswept and fur-lined Scandinavian lands. These are the same honest lands farmed by Neddrick the Plate (Jeff Haslam) with his wife Jysk (Stephanie Wolfe) and children Hoshtog (Jason Hardwick) and Ryvita (Davina Stewart). The community is filled out by ambitious blacksmiths, insane shipbuilders, exotic slaves, ferocious shield maidens, seers and priests — and all gather nightly at the alehouse run by Ikea Meatballs (Leona Brausen) and her visionary husband, Dana Andersen. Will Tarva Ektorp (Belinda Cornish) and Dentl Nightgaard (Peter Brown) reconcile? Will Olaf Abread (Donovan Workun) ever see Valhalla? And how do you pronounce Aksel Rhozjungul (Tom Edwards)?
Die Nasty is created by the Canadian Comedy Award winning cast: Matt Alden, Dana Andersen, Shannon Blanchet, Leona Brausen, Peter Brown, Belinda Cornish, Tom Edwards, Vincent Forcier, Jesse Gervais, Jason Hardwick, Jeff Haslam, Kory Mathewson, Mark Meer, Sheri Somerville, Davina Stewart, Stephanie Wolfe, Donovan Workun. Directed by Cathleen Rootsaert
Original Music by Paul Morgan Donald. Technician & Designer Brad Fischer.
Live blogged on the Die Nasty Facebook Page by Jim Cej.
Produced by Nicole Thibaut.
In its 24th season, the popular Edmonton comedy institution plays every Monday Night at 7:30pm from Oct. 20, 2014 through May 25, 2015 at the Varscona Theatre (10329 – 83 Ave). Tickets are $13 or $9 with a $30 membership. A Season pass is $250 or $300 with a reserved seat. Tickets are available at the door (cash only) or online at tixonthesquare.com. Please note no show on December 22 & 29, 2014.