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Bat Brains

Live Five + 1 Bat Brains (or let's explore mental illness with vampires)

By Sam Kruger

Presented by RedRum

 Live Five 20th Season 5+1

Don't miss your chance to see Bat Brains this Friday & Saturday 7:30pm at The Refinery. Part of the Live Five +1 season. 

Do to unforeseen circumstances the Thursday night Apr 25th performance has be canceled.

When a surprise visitor appears at Scud the Vampire’s door, Scud is launched off on a madcap journey into his home his mind and beyond. Part Dracula, Part Mr. Bean, part Pee-Wee’s Playhouse gone horribly wrong.

Bat Brains is a new play from award-winning writer and performer Sam Kruger (Just for Laughs Best Comedy Award) that reimagines Kruger’s own months-long nervous breakdown as a darkly funny, and oddly beautiful tour-de-force thrill ride that fuses theatre, dance, and mime into a performance that is a "must-see combination of physical theatre and comedy” (Capital Critics Circle - Ottawa).

Pay-what-you-can Preview April 18th.

If you require ASL interpretation, please contact the box office and we will do our best to accommodate performance. 


RedRum is a theatre collaboration led by Sam Kruger and S.E. Grummett. Separately and together they have toured extensively both across Canada and abroad. Thier prior work as a duo, Creepy Boys, has been performed at the Adelaide Fringe (Australia), Twin Cities Horror Fest (USA), Omnibus Theatre (London, UK), and at the famed Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the Scotland, UK.

Kruger (he/him), and Grummett's (they/them) work together draws on Lecoq-style physical theatre, Gaulier-esqe clown, object theatre, performance art, and surrealism. Often exploring themes of nostalgia, isolation, the performativity of everyday life, as well as, queer and trans bodies (and the politics surrounding them).

Cast & Creative Team

Creator & Performer Sam Kruger (he/him)

Director S.E. Grummett (they/them)

Dramaturg Elena Eli Belyea (they/she)

Bat Brains

April 18, 2024 - April 28, 2024

Single Tickets: general $30.00 / students, seniors, artists $25.00


Preview night: Thur April 18th Pay-What-You-Choose at the door or reserve at regular prices.  (Only half the tickets are available for reservation so there are always tickets available at the door on preview.  Box Office opens at 6:30pm.)

First Sunday Matinee:  buy your 2nd ticket for $15.

Purchase tickets on-line or by calling our box office at 306-249-1975 or email boxoffice@ontheboards.ca

Exchanges and other special requests?  Please call or email the BOX OFFICE to make arrangements.  (Season-Pass Holders as well please.)

Tickets purchased online will not be mailed or emailed.  They will be waiting for you at the box office for pick up before the show.

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ON THE BOARDS at The Refinery
609 Dufferin Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 1C4 Canada
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