Northern Sabbatical Productions. 

Spring Alibi.

A Comedy by Linda Wood Edwards.



Spring in the Yukon! The perfect setting for a romantic comedy about self-discovery, voyeurism, and the 8-track tape. Spring Alibi is the story of two prairie people heading north to build new lives for themselves.  When Marlene’s journey of intimate self-discovery collides with Mac’s workday, the fun begins.  Spring Alibi has brought guilty smiles, and full frontal laughter, to audiences around the world.


Playwright Linda Wood Edwards wrote Spring Alibi in 1997 while on sabbatical in the Yukon. It won a prize in Nakai Theatre’s 24 Hour Playwriting Contest, which was a bonus: she entered because they promised a hotel room with a hot bath for only $35. The play premiered at the Edmonton Fringe in 2005 and since then has been a crowd favourite with sold out houses and a few nominations and awards.

The Buzz.

“A small, well observed comic gem about two souls adrift in the Yukon… riotously entertaining but with a beating heart at the centre” – Edmonton Sun

“Buy tickets for this totally sweet, totally honest romantic comedy with a twist before word gets out” – SEE Magazine

“Funny, sweet, surprising and saucy. A delightful romp into the wilderness of Northern Canada and relationships” – Patti S., Talkfringe Reviews

“A clever, funny, but thought provoking script, and excellent performances from the cast of two, made Spring Alibi a thoroughly entertaining and engaging show. Highly recommended!” – Kirsten R.; Talkfringe Reviews


Adelaide Fringe Australia 2015.

Showed at: Adelaide Fringe, Bakehouse Theatre
Date: March 5-14, 2015
Directed by: Kevin Tokarsky
Co-Produced by: David Cheoros
Starred: Sue Huff as “Marlene”; Andy Northrup as “Mac”

TheatreONE Festival 2012.

Showed at: Kerrobert, Saskatchewan
Date: November, 2012
Directed by: Shauna Meek
Starred: Jill Radwansky as “Marlene”; Lynn Wagner as “Mac”
Awards: Best Show, Best Actor, Best Director PLUS the best review…”I loved your show! It could never play in Yorkton.”

Yukon Comedy Arts Festival 2007.

Showed at: Yukon Comedy Arts Festival
Date: January, 2007
Directed by: David Cheoros
Starred: Sue Huff as “Marlene”; Andy Northrup as “Mac”

Capital Fringe Festival 2006.

Showed at: Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC
Date: July, 2006
Directed by: David Cheoros
Starred: Michele Brown as “Marlene”; Andy Northrup as “Mac”
Dramaturge: Gerald Osborn

Fringe 2005.

Showed at: Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
Date: August, 2005
Directed by: David Cheoros
Starred: Sue Huff as “Marlene”; Andy Northrup as “Mac”
Dramaturge: Gerald Osborn
Awards: Playwright nominated for an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Best New Fringe Work

New Theatre North Festival 1997.

Showed at: Westmark Hotel, Whitehorse, Yukon
Date: 1997
Directed by: Philip Adams