Die Nasty The Legendary Live Improvised Soap Opera!
Monday Oct. 20, 2014- Monday May 25, 2015... 

On Monday, October 20th, Die Nasty!–The Live 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 24rd season, the popular Edmonton comedy institution plays every Monday Night at 7:30pm from Oct. 20, 2014 through June 1, 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.
Past Seasons 
I love them all
Seasons 23 & 24 detailed in main column below!

Season 19
The Die-Hards Biker Club, 1960-ish’n’sorta

Season 18
Les Liaisons Nasty et Dangereuses: France 1780-kinda

Season 17
Die-Nasty does daytime! Port Fort contemporary.

Season 16
The Die-Hards: NHL greats in 70’s Edmonton

Season 15
Brick & Park Lane & the denizens of WWII Casalibre

Season 14
The Princes and Queens of medieval Castle Downs

Season 13
Contentment Ohio: frozen dinners and secrets & lies

Season 12
The Hortons of Lemoine County

Season 11
Deep Soap Nine with Captain Alexander Caldwell

Season 10
Ancient Rome in all its anachronistic glory!

Season 9
The Wantmore Sisters of Grimbush Manor

Season 8
The old wild wild west of Big Gulch

Season 7
Hollywood in the 30s at Sibling Brother’s Studios

Season 6
The Daily Moon: hard hitting reporters in a newsroom today

Season 5
The Kavanaugh Family: Perogyi barons

Season 4
A round the world cruise on the S.S. Kugamunga

Season 3
A small quirky prairie town called Flatt, Alberta

Season 2
Squeezed between the Westin and The Mac, it’s Hotel Hello!

Season 1
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Behind the scenes at DN
DN is produced by Nicole Thibeau with Laura Chopiuk & Allison Pon
In the box office Sari Haas
At the bar Laura Chopiuk & Allison Pon
DN Photog Janna Hove
DN extends sincere and unending thanks to our amazing Volunteers & Fans!
DN Craft Services Valerie Braiden

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DN at the Fringe
Every year Die-Nasty presents a special Edmonton Fringe Fest edition right here at the Varscona... nine straight nights of late night soapiness August 14 - 22 at 11:00pm, 2015!
About DN
An Edmonton comedy institution for two decades, Die-Nasty counts many of the country’s finest performers among it’s past alumni, including Nathan Fillion (Castle, Desperate Housewives, Firefly, Serenity), Patti Stiles (Neighbours, Impro Melbourne), Ron Pederson (MADtv, Impromptu Splendor), and Josh Dean (Young People F***ing). Die-Nasty has also welcomed special guests like the NHL’s Georges Laraque (Battle of the Blades), plus comedy legends Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Freaks and Geeks), Robin Duke (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), Mark McKinney (Kids in the Hall, Saturday Night Live) and Mike Myers (Shrek, Austin Powers).

Directed in Season 22 by Jeff Haslam, Die-Nasty features the talents of renowned improvisors Dana Andersen, Cathleen Roostsaert, Matt Alden, Leona Brausen, Peter Brown, Belinda Cornish, Tom Edwards, Jeff Haslam, Kory Mathewson, Mark Meer, Sheri Somerville, Davina Stewart, Stephanie Wolfe, Donovan Workun, Vincent Forcier and Shannon Blanchet. 

Guest performers include Julien Arnold, Amy Shostak, Mike Robertson, Aimée Beaudoin, Kristen Padayas, Jesse Gervais, Linda Karenko, Howie Miller and more! Music is by The Amazing Paul Morgan Donald and Jan Randall, with technical wizardry by Brad Fischer. Die-Nasty is produced by Nicole Thibault.
DN at the London & Liverpool Improv-a-thons!
We can think of nothing more fun than spreading the DN love across the pond to Englandia! Die-Nasty vets Dana Andersen, Donovan Workun and Kory Mathewson recently performed at the Liverpool version of our beloved Soap-a-thon, which garnered stunning reviews. CLICK HERE TO READ! AND HERE! May 11-13 many of our DN pals will join our Sticking Place/Show-Stopper compadres for the London UK Improv-a-thon. Die-Nasty A-Go-Go-Global!!http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/review_view.php?uid=8217http://merseymagazine.co.uk/turners-review/shapeimage_9_link_0shapeimage_9_link_1
DIE-NASTY SOAP-A-THON 2014: Homecoming! Die Nasty Returns to its Rural Roots in Flatt Alberta!
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It is the turn of the 20th century - the end of one era, the beginning of a new one...

For its 23rd Season, Die Nasty ventures into Edwardian England, the world of Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, and the strict rules and secret passions of the Edwardian age.

All the glamour, nobility and dark secrets of the English aristocracy, all the starched loyalty and conniving schemes of the staff below stairs, improvised live every week!

The year is 1901. After 63 years, England’s great monarch, Queen Victoria, has died. The new century brings a new King, Edward, and a new age of science and thought. Automobiles, suffragettes and cornflakes.

On his country estate, Percival Pepys-Cardigan, Earl of Clopshire, struggles to maintain his ancestral home and defend old values in a changing world. His son has run away to join the navy, and his daughter is wearing trousers and asserting her right to be named heir. His wife, meanwhile, spends hours alone with the swarthy groundskeeper...While the passions and politics roil upstairs, inscrutable housekeeper Dollis Hill and solemn butler Charlton Mackerell run the staff with an iron fist. But the rivalries and romance are as rife below stairs as they are above...

Will the estate survive?
Who will inherit it, and whom will they have to marry? Whose upper lip will remain the stiffest?

Starring the Canadian Comedy Award winning cast of Die Nasty:
Belinda Cornish, Cathleen Rootsaert, Dana Anderson, Davina Stewart, Donovan Workun, Jason Hardwick, Jeff Haslam, Jesse Gervais, Kory Mathewson, Leona Brausen, Mark Meer, Matt Alden, Peter Brown, Shannon Blanchet, Sheri Somerville, Stephanie Wolfe, Tom Edwards, Vincent Forcier and many special guests from around the world!

Forbidden love! Explosive secrets! Tea and crumpets!

Every Monday Night at 7:30pm from Oct. 1, 2013 through May 26, 2014

No shows Dec. 23, 30, 2013

at The Varscona Theatre 10329 - 83 Avenue


Tickets $13 ($9 with $30 membership)

Season passes sold out

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THE 23rd ANNUAL SOAP-A-THON! Friday Sept. 11 at 7pm 50 straight hours ‘til Sunday Sept. 13 at 9pm!
DIE-NASTY SOAP-A-THON 2015: HOUSE OF SOAP!!  Die Nasty hits the hustings for the 2015 Federal Election! What the hell are hustings??
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opens Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:30pm and plays every Monday night but December 21 & 28 until May 30, 2016.

Passes and memberships will be available at The Backstage Theatre on opening night, and every Monday night, and are available at the door only!

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Season 25 of Die-Nasty is announced! Click here for all les détails divine!
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