Arcade Fire Get Their Own Stage Play Courtesy of Ottawa High School Students

Arcade Fire Get Their Own Stage Play Courtesy of Ottawa High School Students

It's been three years since Montreal indie stars Arcade Fire released Neon Bible, so you can't blame fans for finding creative ways to pass the time until the band's new disc drops sometime later this year. And that's what a group of high school students in Ottawa is doing, with a stage play based on the band's music.


This week, students at Canterbury High School will be performing The Neon Bible Project, a performance of dance and movement that's based on the band's songs. The plot plays out like a sci-fi story (or at least a heavy metal concept album): it centres on a dystopian society ruled by an all-seeing corporation, reports CBC.

And it's not totally random that Canterbury High should be the ones doing this, as Arcade Fire's Richard Parry graduated from the school, and the band - who have given the green light to the play - played a show in the school's cafeteria back in 2007.

The play opens today (May 26) and runs until Saturday (May 29) at Canterbury. As well, interested fans can check it out at the Ottawa Children's Festival on May 30. The students will also take the show on the road in August, when they bring it to Britain's Edinburgh Theatre Festival.

Ticket information for the May 26 to 29 run is available here.

In other Arcade Fire news, the band will be releasing a twelve-inch single at some point before their aforementioned highly anticipated third album hits shelves.