Monthly Archives: January 2017

Once more unto the breach, with Malachite and Grindstone Theatres

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca  For more than four centuries it’s caught the light from the political ideologies and populist currents and counter-currents of the day. Sometimes Shakespeare’s Henry V has seemed a veritable flag-waver of a play — an homage to … Continue reading

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Watching the unsuccessful implode: a new mockumentary web series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You’ve met them before — at work, at play, at high school reunions, at your cousin’s wedding. Hell, you’re related to some of them.  They are the unsuccessful. They are the brigade of individuals, in every … Continue reading

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Warming up for Year of the Rooster

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca OK, the 2017 roster of actual plays starts next week. In the meantime, a trio of ineffable artistes resume their appointed task of impromptu cultural education, commentary, and diversion, fuelled by music, libation, and snacks. Yes, … Continue reading

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Hey! Intermission’s over; welcome to Act II

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I know what you’re thinking. You’re lost in the dark forest of Top 10 lists, regrets, bleak self-improvement projects. You’ve drunk the champagne of finality. You’re thinking the curtain has come down and the year is … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2016

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You were funny and weird, and you made me feel better. And I remembered people can do that,” says one of the characters in The Realistic Joneses, the sly, quirky Will Eno play that got its Canadian … Continue reading

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