Two people sit across from each other at a bar table with two drinks in front of them.  One is laughing and the other looks confused.


Cast and Crew:

Playwright and Performer

Louise Casemore

Performed by Vern Thiessen

Directed by Mitchell Cushman

Sound Design by Kiidra Duhault

Technical Director & Outreach Co-ordinator Kathryn Smith


Defiance Theatre


Intimate, playful, and provocative immersive theatre.

She’s a bartender.

He’s a regular.

They have nothing in common except they're both there.

Every day.

Created with interviews, blurry mornings, and over a decade of experience in theservice industry, Gemini combines the forces of Alberta Theatre Projects Playwright's award winner Louise Casemore (OCD, Functional, Bereft Project) with Governor General award winning playwright Vern Thiessen for an up close comedic exploration ofthe relationships forged on both sides of the bar.

Gathering insidethe playful ambiance of legendary Royal Canadian Legion #1, we strap in for a whiskey soaked night out that won’t be soon forgotten.

Ben is your favourite author from when you were in college. Julie is frankly justhere to serve the drinks. Bar games, pop culture, and a crash course through generational divide, this site specific experience is an honest and unflinching love letter to hospitality in a post “Me Too” world. Directed by “the sorcerer of site-specific theatre”, Outside TheMarch's Mitchell Cushman, Gemini invites you to settle in, meet your hosts, and get tied up in the laugh-out-loud bonds of dependency and boredom.

Which of the Seven Dwarves are you most like when you're drinking? Who really holds the power when there is someone paying the tab? Imbibe, bear witness, or intervene, with what Liz Nicholls of calls an “uncannily seductive two hander”.

Part fairytale, part cautionary tale.

(Don't forget to tip your server.)

18+ Only.  I.D required at the door.

Bar opens each night 45 minutes before the performance.