Nordic Mechanical Services Stage 6
8529- 103 St. (Catalyst Theatre)

THURS. Aug.17 11:45 PM - 1:00 AM
FRI. Aug. 18 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
SUN. Aug. 20 8:30 PM - 9:45 PM
TUES. Aug. 22 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
FRI. Aug. 25 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
SAT. Aug. 26 (night of) 12:15 AM - 1:30 AM
Staples: Shane Turgeon
Chase: Patrick Pilarski
Lynch: Arone Le Bray
Speed: Joel Bazin
Gray: Jadon Rempel

Director: Arone Le Bray
Stage Manager: Larissa O'Hare
Props and Set Master: Joel Bazin
Producers: Arone Le Bray

Patrick Pilarski
Synopsis & Show History

“Finer Noble Gases” by Adam Rapp takes you on an epic journey through the living room of the most brilliant failed rock band known to man. Join “Less”, with band members:

Staples, the burnt out and depressed low-key non-singing front man; Chase, the lead guitarist who is unable to properly hold a conversation, let alone a guitar; Lynch, a bass player who would rather beat up invisible robots than play his bass; and Speed, the semi-comatose drummer waiting for winter to end. Together they wax philosophical, break appliances, sleep, and plot to steal their poor, unsuspecting, and unstable neighbour Gray’s television set in the heart of the bitterest snowstorm to ever hit New York City.

By critically acclaimed New York playwright / filmmaker Adam Rapp (writer/director of the 2005 hit film “Winter Passing”, starring Ed Harris, Zooey Deschanel, and Will Ferrell), "Finer Noble Gases" is a dynamic play involving good friends, good times, drugs, and a dead child.  It is a dark comedy that is at times it is comedic, and at others it is just plain dark.  

The original production of the script "Finer Noble Gases" took place at Julliard in New York, and a few performances later it was received well by critics at the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference in Waterford, Connecticut in 2001, and then after a re-vamp was performed again in Louisville, Kentucky in 2002. It finally played New York, its original setting, in the off-Broadway production performed at the Rattlestick Theatre in 2004.