Run. Woman. Show

Internationally acclaimed production of ENDURE: Run Woman Show announces summer performance in East Village.

East Village and the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon are pleased to announce their 2013 partnership with ENDURE: Run Woman Show by local playwright Melanie Jones. The award-winning, immersive, site-specific show has enjoyed international recognition in London, Edinburgh and New York City and this May will return to Calgary to host a series of performances in East Village.

ENDURE: One Woman Show is a theatre show that doesn't take place in a theatre. Audience members will follow a single performer through 5km of EV's urban streets, public spaces and off-road trails. It is, quite literally, a walk in the park - though audience members have opportunities to run, if they choose. What they experience is a performance that is, according to the Calgary Herald, "as beautiful as the unconventional setting it unfolds in."

While wearing loaned MP3 players provided by the show, audiences listen to a rich narrative and musical soundtrack while the physical performance unfolds. With wry humor, raw physicality and poetic lyricism, Melanie Jones' acclaimed work offers an intimate view into the mind and body of a marathon runner, and celebrates resilience - in all its forms -with a show about facing our losses while appreciating our triumphs. 

I couldn't be more excited to bring the show back home to Calgary audiences," says Jones. " I had this idea that runners could make up a theatre audience, and that I could tell their story, their myths of the marathon, in a way that not only connects, but makes them feel validated. Running can be incredibly isolating, so this was an opportunity to create a community around that."

The special-limited engagement performance will begin in conjunction with the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon with special pre-race performances open to the general public as a featured event of the marathon's health & wellness expo May 23-25. Then on marathon day, Sunday May 26th, the performances will move to the East Village and start at the Experience Centre with performances continuing through Sunday June 2.

Performances will run May 23rd - June 2nd. For show times and to purchase advance tickets please visit:

About the Show:

ENDURE is for ages 12+. 
ENDURE is an outdoor performance that travels through a public park space. Audiences travel approximately 5K during the show.  You will be required to be on your feet, periodically walking, for approximately 75 minutes. You will not be required to run, but we certainly encourage you to do so! Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes, and be dressed to remain outdoors throughout the performance.  The show travels through varied terrain, including some trails and off-road areas.
The performance will begin promptly at the published performance time.  Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers can not be accommodated.
ENDURE is a physical performance accompanied by an audio track. Audiences will be issued a listening device at the start line, which must be returned at the completion of the performance.
If there is inclement weather which could delay or prevent the show from occuring, Team ENDURE will notify attendees with an email one hour prior to the start of the performance to inform you the status of the performance.  If you enter your cell phone number while purchasing tickets, you will receive a text message if there are any weather delays or cancellations. Shows interrupted by inclement weather will be rescheduled.  Please ensure the email and phone number you use to reserve tickets is accessible to you on the day of the performance.