Monthly Archives: November 2017

Reimagining our own lost history: John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca John Ware could do many things in life. He could ride horses too wild for any other man. He could wrestle any rampaging steer into submission, organize a cattle drive, run a ranch, walk through a … Continue reading

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Beware the Jabberwock: the Old Trout Puppet Workshop is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/ The jaws that bite, the claws that catch…. You can’t help noticing. There’s a storybook rabbit on a chair, head only and larger than life, gazing balefully into the mid-distance. His body … Continue reading

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Don’t let preconceptions define you: meet the stars of John Ware Reimagined

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca On a cold morning last week before rehearsals started for the day, I met up with Jesse Lipscombe and Jameela McNeil, who play John Ware and his wife in the production of Cheryl Foggo’s John Ware … Continue reading

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The making of a (black) cowboy legend: John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He was a high rider, a figure carved from the X-large dimensions of Western mythology. A late 19th century Alberta cowboy of extraordinary  skill and savvy, capable of startling feats of agility, daring, horsemanship. What young … Continue reading

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A homecoming for playwright Trina Davies, at Concordia U, Walterdale and SkirtsAfire

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A couple of decades ago, an Edmonton kid found herself onstage, at a theatre festival where the plays were new, and specially designed for teen actors and their teen audiences. It was at the Citadel Teen … Continue reading

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