The Last Sunday

Welcome, 

Sum Theatre friends and family, to the 2021/22 season of The Last Sunday. Please join us on the last Sunday of each month (October – May) for exciting creations in response to the month’s current events. You will see work from playwrights, musicians, ranters, and a hot seat interview. All in one action packed hour. 

There is a lot going on in the world and the Last Sunday is here to help us digest our current moment. We hope these performances and the discussions they generate will help build a better community.

This is the 5th season of The Last Sunday, and we are thrilled to welcome partners in Regina, Prince Albert, Swift Current and The Battlefords.

“It’s theatre of the now,” says artistic director Joel Bernbaum. “Art is more relevant than it has ever been before. It has the power to take people down a new path of understanding the world around them. We believe these performances and the discussions they generate will build a better community.”

Check out the reading list offered by our partners at Saskatoon Public Library by clicking the link below. As well as our new partners curated list at the Regina Public Library. 

Join us live at The Refinery in Saskatoon, The Artesian in Regina or ONLINE by clicking the link below.   

April 24th, 2021- 7:00pm 

Topic of the Month - Cost of Living      

  • How has the rising cost of living affected you?
  • How can we make life more affordable for others?
  • What might an increasingly expensive world look like? 

Come join the conversation. 

Doors open at 6:30pm - Show Starts at 7:00pm 

**Proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry** 

 


The Line-Up this Month

Playwright  

Jenna Bernenbaum 

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An award-winning actress, Jenna holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Saskatchewan. Recent credits include J. CaesarMidsummer, Titus. A puppet revenge, Merry Wives of Windsor, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), I and You (Globe Theatre), Jack and the Snow Queen (Dancing Sky Theatre), The Penelopiad (Ferre Play), The Wolves (Live Five/Little Big/EvilStick) and Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (Persephone Theatre). She works as a playwright, poet, actor and web developer. 

Actor 

  Kay Wong 

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Kay is a Chinese-Canadian actor, singer, and writer born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. Kay began his love affair with the performing arts as a member of the Canadian Children's Opera Company, singing classical choral works and performing in productions such as A Dickens Of A Christmas. He would later also grow to love improv, competing in the Canadian Improv Games and working a co-op with the Second City. He graduated from George Brown Theatre School in 2021, featuring in Three Sisters & Co., Paradise Lost, and The Witch of Edmonton. Kay is excited for the opportunity to grow as a producer and creator with Sum Theatre and to explore the wider world of Canadian theatre.

You can reach Kay at kaywongbusiness@gmail.com or @kaywongofficial on Instagram

Actor 

  Johanna Arnott

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Johanna (she/her) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist who works primarily as an actor, writer, stage manager and newbie director. A selection of her theatre credits include: The Last Children (SM; Curtain Razors Theatre), Shadows Among the Prairies (SM; GTNT), The Winter’s Tale (actor; Bridge Theatre Co.), The Wolves (actor; littleBIG Theatre & Evilstick Productions), You Said We’d be Together Forever (director; We Treaty People Burnt Thicket Theatre), and Breaking the Curse (co-director; 25th Street Theatre & Ferre Play). Johanna is thrilled to be a part of the Sum Theatre team again this summer.  When she’s not working in theatre, Johanna enjoys knitting, saying hi to dogs, and doing crosswords with her partner.

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Special Guest

  Marc-Andre Pigeon

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Marc-André Pigeon is an assistant professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and director of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.  His research interests center around the study of co-operatives, banking, and fiscal and monetary policy. Prior to joining Johnson Shoyama, Marc-Andre worked as assistant vice president of financial sector policy at the Canadian Credit Union Association, where he was responsible for monitoring, researching and advocating on behalf of credit unions.  He has also served as an advisor at the Department of Finance, a lead analyst for the Senate Banking and House of Commons Finance Committees, an economist at the Levy Economics Institute, and a business reporter for Bloomberg Business News.  Marc-André holds a PhD from Carleton University in Mass Communications, a Master’s Degree in economics from the University of Ottawa, and a journalism degree from Carleton University.

Special Guest   

Ricardo Alvarado aka Puffy Von Puff n Fresh 

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Special Guest 

Craig Watson aka Donna Matrix

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Musican 

 Ellen Froese

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Folk singer-songwriter Ellen Froese’s comforting and husky warble gets crowds a lil’ groovy and commands presence on Canadian and international stages. When she sings that she “feels like I’m waiting for you to let loose,” a line from the first track on her 2019 album Fightin’ Words, listeners wonder how they could’ve ever kept her waiting. Clever and slightly self-deprecating, Ellen’s songs get into the places of your heart that hold both those quieter melancholic feelings and those moments of warm contentment that make you want to dance shoulder to shoulder with whoever is around.

Dancers

Chasity Delorme, Jordan Delorme, & Jayda Delorme

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Call for Artists

Interested in lending your artistic skills to a Last Sunday performance?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Last Sunday?

The Last Sunday is a live talk show featuring a play, a musical act, a rant and a hotseat interview. All packed into one hour.

Who Can Come?

Anyone is welcome to attend The Last Sunday.

The event is curated for an adult audience, though youth are welcome. Sum Theatre does not provide an age rating for the material. In fact, we often do not know the content of the pieces before showtime. We encourage artists to respond as they wish.

If you would like to watch The Last Sunday livestream please click the link button above. 

What COVID Precautions are you Taking?

LIVE AUDIENCE at the Refinery Theatre: We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of those who would like to join us in person for The Last Sunday. The Broadway Theatre requires that masks be worn when you are in the building. Hand sanitizer will be provided as you enter the space. Proper social distancing will be observed.

As you arrive, you will be asked to provide your proof of vaccination QR code or Sask health card, and then front of house staff will escort you to your seat in the theatre. Once you are seated you will be asked to remain seated until the end of the performance.

How Much is The Last Sunday?

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, The Last Sunday is free of charge.

If you find The Last Sunday valuable, consider supporting Sum Theatre with a monthly donation.

Is the Live Stream Accessible?

The Live Stream of the event is free and accessible to everyone who can access the internet.

What if I missed The Last Sunday?

We have all of this year's Last Sunday's on our YouTube channel HERE.

So even if you missed one or you couldn't watch on the day of, you can catch up on the Sum Theatre content.

Is the Venue Accessible?

The Broadway theatre is accessible with access into the theatre on both sides as well as accessible bathrooms located on the main floor. 

Are There Washrooms?

There are gender neutral washrooms in the lobby. If you need to use the washroom’s we ask you to do so before you are seated.

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