Monthly Archives: June 2017

So…. wanna go out some time? I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The title sounds like a one-liner, I’ve always thought: a Henny Youngman reboot channelled by Jerry Seinfeld perhaps? Pause to imagine that signature tone of exasperated bemusement at work on I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now … Continue reading

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The women run the show: The Merry Wives of Windsor are having a blast in the park

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Dance party! You will never get a more spirited welcome into a play than you do at the start of the Tudor screwball currently hustling across the stage in the Freewill Shakespeare Festival’s summer season in … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Irma Voth, Crazy For You, Stupid Fucking Bird lead the 30th annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Art and life got down, mixed it up, and partied together at the 30th anniversary Sterling Awards gala Monday night, celebrating the best of the Edmonton theatre season. Three productions that, in dramatically different ways, spoke … Continue reading

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A world of casual bigotry darkens: Freewill Shakespeare Festival revisits The Merchant of Venice. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Vivacious women, high-spirited men, spontaneous dancing, drinks and keep ‘em coming…. Venetian cafe society is in a festive mood at the start of the absorbing production currently bringing one of Shakespeare’s most troubling plays outdoors into … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone! a sparkly new Teatro screwball from Jana O’Connor, reviewed

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I can explain….” Just guessing, but those three words have sent more screwballs hurtling into comedy space than any other phrase in the lexicon, including “I’ll get the door.” Every time you hear them in Going, … Continue reading

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A festive spirit prevails in E-Town tonight: 2 festivals and a screwball comedy set to open

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!” And then let up later, for heaven’s sake! It’s opening night this very evening for not one but two of Edmonton’s summer arts festivals. AND Teatro La Quindicina’s new screwball … Continue reading

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Why stop now? A (newly expanded) theatre quiz for summer! More questions for you!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Repair to your deck, clutch a mojito or an iced latte, and muse on the theatre season: What was the very first play that the Free Will Players produced in Hawrelak Park 29 summers ago? (a) … Continue reading

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A (newly expanded) theatre quiz in honour of summertime!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Repair to your deck, clutch a mojito or an iced latte, and muse on the theatre season: What was the very first play that the Free Will Players produced in Hawrelak Park 29 summers ago? (a) … Continue reading

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Losing yourself at Found, the festival of art in unexpected places

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Unexpected things happen when you take theatre out of theatres.  And we have a festival for that. The Found Festival returns Thursday to Old Strathcona for a sixth annual weekend of strange and surprising encounters, up … Continue reading

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Once more unto the park dear friends: the 29th Freewill Shakespeare Festival draws nigh

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The love of summer Shakespeare runs deep in this town. One morning last week, the guest director at this year’s 29th annual Freewill Shakespeare Festival arrived for rehearsal at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park. … Continue reading

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