Rosebud Theatre is known for their dinner and a show, but not many have experienced a candle light meal.
Last week when Mother Nature delivered Alberta a wild wind storm, Rosebud Theatre experienced a 19 hour power outage and left the staff in a bind to deliver a meal and show.
"We had to deliver a buffet and the kitchen put together a quick buffet that they could do from one generator, repositioned all the tables so the buffet would be in a brighter area and kitchen staff was working by a lantern light just so they could get their work done," stated Morris Ertman, Artistic Director of Rosebud Theatre.
Since the storm knocked out all power, no person in attendance were able to be notified before hand, but the power outage didn't have any affect on their experience, or the actors.
"People were just really gracious and not were they just gracious, but commented on how wonderful Rosebud was because this thing, when it happens, makes for an even more magical time," Ertman expressed. "When this kind of thing happens, it just fires up the actors because it somehow made the story even more immediate. One could use the pun the perfect storm."
The power ended up coming on in the nick of time, about 20 minutes before show time.
"Everyone was standing by getting ready and the power came on just before they had to get into costumes. They were all prepared for it to stop or for us to pull up a generator to hook up to the theatre," Ertman noted.
Ertman mentioned that there are only a few more performances left of The Skin of Our Teeth.
"The play's until Saturday (June 3), The Skin of Our Teeth, and see what all the craziness is about because the play is kind of like what happened last week. We're in the middle of rehearsals for the Spit Fire Grill and it's going to knock people's socks off, it's such a beautiful musical."
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