Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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See “something Edmonton never gets to see” this week: Bibish de Kinshasa at L’UniThéâtre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Well, Edmonton, your theatre week is full of intriguing shows that “Edmonton never gets to see,” as L’UniThéâtre’s Brian Dooley puts it.  *Starting Wednesday, L’UniThéâtre, our hospitable francophone theatre, is hosting a cabaret/play like no other. … Continue reading

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It’s the small stuff that counts: The Aliens, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When stubbing out a cigarette or trying to bring on a sneeze count  as flurries of activity, you’re in the brave theatrical world of Annie Baker. Kicking over a plastic chair? Downright revolutionary. The fallback term … Continue reading

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Igniting connections: a review of Ubuntu at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A son dreams nightly of his father. That’s how it starts. But what sets Ubuntu: The Cape Town Project on its zigzag course through two time periods 30 years apart is an inspired perpetual motion scene, … Continue reading

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Catalyst Presents: Onegin, the Vancouver hit rock musical coming our way!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A unusual love story, in which one of our most inventive theatre companies falls, hard, for an inventive show — and makes advances:     Catalyst Theatre has fallen in love with Onegin, a much-awarded  original … Continue reading

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Soul royalty at the Mayfield: a review of Soul Sistas

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Holy smoke! Or as we say in the prairies, Holeeeee! If you haven’t seen the audacious concert show currently running — also dancing, jumping, rocking — at the Mayfield, you’re missing out (as I discovered just … Continue reading

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A horror show from history: Dead Centre of Town is back to haunt the Fort

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s the chilly season when the veil between the present and the past is at its thinnest. And this, my friends, is a haunted place. Catch The Keys Productions is once again leading us on an … Continue reading

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Embracing the other: Ubuntu’s cross-cultural journey at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens on the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday wasn’t born, like other plays, in a story, a character, an image. Ubuntu would end up with all of the above, unspooling in dance, movement, music, … Continue reading

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The sounds of silence: What It Is brings The Aliens to the Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Sunday crack of noon on a harsh fall day. Four guys, slightly bleary and hoping coffee will change that, are sitting around talking in a chilly theatre.    The director and cast of The Aliens, verbal … Continue reading

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