Monthly Archives: October 2017

Monday nite special: seductive looks, upward mobility in CAL-gry, as Die-Nasty soaps return

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to the archive of lingering glances and lip-quivering gazes: troubled, dreamy, steamy, wistful, reflective, yearning, sultry, moody, sultry-moody crossover. Yes, the new season of Die-Nasty — “Die-Nasty does Dynasty,” makes Edmonton’s award-winning live improvised weekly … Continue reading

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Another another side to the story: The Testament of Mary, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the absorbing Northern Light Theatre season opener, a woman peers out at us warily through the twinkling strands of a light-up fence. We’re close enough for her to eyeball us; this is the tiny PCL … Continue reading

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The Boo! Revue: the new Varscona Theatre Ensemble says hello Sunday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three of Edmonton’s most inventive little indie theatre companies are forming a trio — in a new umbrella ensemble that will produce a subscription season of shows at the Varscona Theatre. Together, Plain Jane Theatre, Bright … Continue reading

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Higher physics into rom-com: a review of Constellations at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You’ve had this feeling, I know you have. You instinctively review your life to date (and maybe throw in your future prospects). And, like the heat-seeker you are, you can’t help thinking of the moments it … Continue reading

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All for love: thoughts on Les Feluettes, Edmonton Opera’s season opener

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Love and death, jealousy and revenge, crime and punishment, repression and liberation, visions of fiery hell and fantastical apparitions who float down into the New World from the Old … there is nothing tentative, nothing cautious … Continue reading

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It’s Jesus’s mom’s turn to speak: The Testament of Mary at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The star of the famous story gets top billing and a lot of press. And he always has, being the Son of God and starting a world-wide religion and all. But you don’t hear from his … Continue reading

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Music, stories, cabaret, ‘infotainment’, opera, and plays: a weekend of trick and treat on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a musical journey that cuts to the soul of a turbulent history. In Freedom Singer, which arrives at the Citadel Club starting tonight as part of a cross-country tour, the Detroit-born Canadian musician Khari Wendell … Continue reading

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Quantum physics and the infinite possibilities of love: Constellations opens the Shadow Theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the quantum multiverse, every choice, every decision you’ve ever and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes. — Marianne in Constellations In the mind-bending love story that launches the Shadow Theatre … Continue reading

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Oil money, glamour, seduction, betrayal … the new season of Die-Nasty starts Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s 1983. And world-class cities don’t come any world-classier than the one down the road. Yes, it’s in the gleaming cloud-capp’d towers of Calgary, that fabled Shangri-La of wealth and power and world classiness, oiled by, … Continue reading

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Scare yourself, run away to the circus: Dead Centre of Town X, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even before the fog rolls in at Fort Edmonton Park , an abandoned midway on an autumn night is an eerie sight. An empty skeleton of a ferris wheel, rides without seats, boardwalks across empty fields, a … Continue reading

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