Monthly Archives: March 2017

Waiting for Godot at the Serca Festival: a review

By Liz Nicholls, “It’s too much for one man,” says Vladimir gloomily of the perpetual stalemate that gets to the heart of the matter in Waiting For Godot. “On the other hand what’s the good of losing heart now, … Continue reading

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“Together again at last!” Waiting For Godot arrives for the Serca Festival

By Liz Nicholls, One of the most delicious true-life stories ever to come out of the Edmonton Fringe, a great natural repository of theatrical absurdities, can be traced, in a direct line of descent, to the One World Theatre … Continue reading

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The Believers: testing the limits of belief

By Liz Nicholls, It’s one of those evenings of theatre when you emerge, rattled and intrigued, asking yourself and whoever’s outside smoking “what just happened there?”. Good question. One of the oddest, eeriest, most unnerving plays of the season … Continue reading

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#starcrossedlovevic: a classic musical and a classic play in rep at Vic

By Liz Nicholls, Greg Dowler-Coltman sent me a Leonard Bernstein quote this week. “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” “How did he know?” jokes Victoria School’s theatre department maestro. He’s … Continue reading

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Shocker: the outstanding Penny Ritco is leaving the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, The dramatic theatre news of the day comes from the Citadel: executive director Penny Ritco has announced she’s leaving the company after 13 years. One of the country’s most accomplished, astute, and respected theatre leaders, Ritco … Continue reading

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Here’s a Chekhovian regret for you: Stupid Fucking Bird is gone

By Liz Nicholls, Haven’t you ever watched yourself and got the vague feeling you’re a spectator in your own life instead of a participant? Or maybe a fictional character in something kind of meandering and plotless instead of something … Continue reading

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The temptation of danger without the risk: Soliciting Temptation, a review

By Liz Nicholls, Soliciting Temptation hands us a snapshot of a situation earmarked for our disapproval. Fretful middle-aged white guy in a grubby hotel room in a Third World city: He’s pacing, drinking whiskey, getting sweaty, fiddling with the … Continue reading

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Crazy For You: sweet and embraceable at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, “They kept me late at the bank but I’ve got my tap shoes on!” cries Bobby Child, a young man with a distinct career malfunction, at the start of Crazy For You. Words to live by, … Continue reading

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Who could ask for anything more? Crazy for You at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, “Nice work if you can get it/ And you can get it if you try….” In Crazy For You, the deluxe ‘30s musical comedy that was actually, amazingly, written in the 1990s, a stagestruck Manhattan rich … Continue reading

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