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Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour Opens One Yellow Rabbit's 2016/2017 Season

Calgary, AB - One Yellow Rabbit kicks off it's 2016/2017 Season with the world premiere of iconic Canadian playwright John Murrell’s Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour in The Big Secret Theatre. Previewing on October 25, the show officially opens on October 26 for a limited engagement until November 5 . Tickets are on sale and available online at, by calling 403-294-9494, or in-person at the Arts Commons Box Office.

Shakespeare’s most delightful and deplorable character, Sir John Falstaff, has lived large and loud.  Arriving at his “final scene”, he confronts disappointment, confusion, and a world that is anxious to leave him behind. His long-suffering landlady and her soldier husband must find a way to usher Falstaff out Death’s door, which is several sizes too small for him.

We are pleased to be presenting, for the third time, a world premiere from this great Canadian writer at the height of his powers.” said Artistic Director Blake Brooker.

Murrell’s first new play in four years, Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour, stars John Murrell as Jack Falstaff along with One Yellow Rabbit’s ensemble members Denise Clarke as Nell Quickly and Andy Curtis as Ensign Pistol.  

“One Yellow Rabbit is my theatre of choice to do new works. They have warmly adopted me into their creative ensemble.” expressed Murrell. “I am thrilled to bring to life, with my beloved theatre family, my imagined take on the final hour of life of one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters”.

Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour is directed by Blake Brooker, Sound Design Peter Moller, Set Design Gregg Casselman and Stage Manager Johanne Deleewu.

One Yellow Rabbit’s Fat Jack Falstaff’s Last Hour runs October 25 – November 5 at the Big Secret Theatre, Arts Commons. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased online, 403-294-9494, or at the Arts Commons Box Office