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Northern Light Theatre Presents The Cardiac Shadow

  • Studio/ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330 - 84 Avenue Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6E 2G9 Canada (map)

The Cardiac Shadow (Canadian Premiere)

By Clay McLeod Chapman

Co-production with Good Women Dance Collective

Featuring the women of the Good Women Dance Collective

Based on a true story – Four women are procured from the Ravensbruck concentration camp, hand-selected by SS Second Lieutenant Dr. Sigmund Rascher for a series of experiments specifically designed to measure the human body's endurance to extreme temperatures - tests that would benignly come to be known as the Cold Conference. The voices of these four women have since disappeared. Where does the human spirit go when the body must remain behind, frozen inside an atrocity?

"...We need only remember the four girls who were taken from the Ravensbruck concentration camp and made to lie naked with the frozen and all but dead Jews who survived Dr. Rascher's tank of ice water. One of these women, whose hair and eyes and figure were pleasing to Dr. Rascher, when asked by him why she had volunteered for such a task, replied, "Rather half a year in a brothel than half a year in a concentration camp." - Dr. Elie A. Cohen


Dates and Times:

Thursday, 1/17 7:30PM (Preview)
Friday 1/18 7:30PM
Saturday 1/19 7:30PM
Sunday 1/20 2:00PM (Preshow Director’s Circle Event)
Sunday 1/20 7:30PM
Tuesday 1/22 7:30PM (NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door) 
Wednesday 1/23 7:30PM (Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon)
Thursday 1/24 7:30PM (Post Show Actor Talk Back)
Friday 1/25 7:30PM
Saturday 1/26 7:30PM
Sunday 1/27 2:00PM
Sunday 1/27 7:30PM
Tuesday 1/29 7:30PM (NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door) 
Wednesday 1/30 7:30PM
Thursday 1/31 7:30PM
Friday 2/1 7:30PM
Saturday 2/2 7:30PM

Earlier Event: January 18
Carol Welsman
Later Event: January 19
Folk/Rock Legend John York