Reimagining history in a cautionary tale: Civil Blood: A Treaty Story, a Thou Art Here epic at the Fort
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by Liz Nicholls
2d ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It began with a vision of an Indigenous/settler Romeo and Juliet, star-cross’d lovers reaching across the colonial divide. And gradually a bigger, richer, more complex story — poised at an historically critical juncture in our collective ..read more
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A visceral reverb that stays with you: Brick Shithouse at Found Fest
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by Liz Nicholls
5d ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s stayed with me, the way dangerous theatre does. So I wanted to tell you about Brick Shithouse. I was lucky to catch the last performance of the fenceless theatre production that sold out its whole run ..read more
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The breezy and the sharp in a comedy of (bad) manners: Private Lives at Teatro Live! A review
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by Liz Nicholls
1w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I think that very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives….” argues Amanda in Noel Coward’s 1930 comedy of (bad) manners, the season finale at Teatro Live!. It’s a declaration on ..read more
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Teatro Live! announces a new season
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by Liz Nicholls
1w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the centre of Teatro Live!’s upcoming 43rd season, announced this past weekend, are revivals of two seminal Stewart Lemoine comedies of very different hue. And the 2024-2025 lineup at a company devoted to comedy in ..read more
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So … what could possibly go wrong? The Play That Goes Wrong at the Citadel, a review
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by Liz Nicholls
1w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Live theatre is a risky business. And there’s a show onstage in town designed expressly, with single-minded high-precision calculation, to mine the comic gold in that. The Play That Goes Wrong, currently making people laugh en ..read more
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Classic comedy: a summertime weekend in Edmonton theatre
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by Liz Nicholls
1w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hey, Edmonton, look what’s waiting for you onstage this weekend. Something about summer inspires our theatre artists to tangle with the classics, reimagine them, put them in new shapes: A classic playwright (you guessed, Shakespeare), in ..read more
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Fast and furious: the righteous frustration of Ashleigh Hicks’ characters in Brick Shithouse, at Found Fest 2024
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by Liz Nicholls
3w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The largest production in the Found Festival’s 13-year history of unexpected encounters with art opens this week in a place you might not even know about yet. As in most of Found’s surprises, that place is ..read more
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Nostalgia at the lake: On Golden Pond at the Mayfield, a review
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by Liz Nicholls
3w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “How does it feel to turn eighty?” a 15-year-old kid demands of Norman Thayer, the curmudgeonly retired English prof/ octogenarian wiseacre in On Golden Pond. “Twice as bad as turning 40,” he says without missing a ..read more
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Storytelling in the theatre: a long weekend on Edmonton stages
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by Liz Nicholls
3w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A long weekend in Edmonton: three four plays, four stories that demonstrate, in four very different ways, the possibilities of storytelling on a stage, in a theatre. •Michel(le), the season finale at L’UniThéâtre, from Vancouver’s Théâtre ..read more
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Lost dreams restored in theatre magic: Michel(le) at L’UniThéâtre
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by Liz Nicholls
3w ago
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Dramatic, tragic, eventful, and very singular.” That’s how Joey Lespérance describes the real-life story that inspired his first-ever solo play Michel(le). The L’Unithéâtre season finale opens Thursday at La Cité francophone (in French with English surtitles ..read more
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