An Edmonton theatre company is on the edge of its seat after a cross-country mix-up with a shipping company.

The shipper apparently misplaced part of the set for Mary Walsh's one-woman show, Dancing With Rage.

The former star of CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes is planning to begin her western tour in Edmonton this week.

Michael Clark, the artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre, in North Central Edmonton, said the set was shipped from St. John's, Nfld., in three boxes.

"I'm told by the folks who did the show that if we don't have that box we don't have the show. So it's quite a big deal and Workshop West has really kind stuck ourselves out quite on a limb to bring this show in," Clark said.

A Toronto set company that made the original set is now scrambling to replace the missing pieces.

"Last that I heard, the designer for the show has gotten in touch with the builders in Toronto... and they've put everything on hold in Toronto. All their other work is on hold and they're madly now trying to build Mary's set again," Clark said.

Clark is optimistic that the rebuilt set will ship and arrive in time for the opening performance on Feb. 2.

With files from the CBC's Trisha Estabrooks