Monthly Archives: July 2018

Adventures Off-Broadway in New York

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca NEW YORK — On a sultry Monday night at 2nd Stage, a signature non-profit Off-Broadway company, the packed house is full of actors, directors, agents. They’ve stepped through the spicy scent of lilies (courtesy of a corner … Continue reading

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“The Great Work begins” … again: Angels in America in New York

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca NEW YORK — It’s one of those grand, visionary plays that change the way you think about everything  — including theatre. At least that’s how it was for me. And so last week in New York … Continue reading

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“Not just prepared but Miss Katelyn-prepared!”: Tiny Bear Jaws takes us to readiness school. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been a banner year or five for traumatizing apocalyptic anxiety. It’s nerve-wracking and exhausting to be in a perpetual state of red-alert, barely suppressed. On the other hand, who can call it outlandish paranoid fantasy … Continue reading

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Settle down class: the teacher is back, in a new version of Miss Katelyn’s Grade Threes Prepare For The Inevitable

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Imagine: someone loony enough to believe that some unobtrusive terrorist gunman could go into a school and …    It doesn’t exactly take a paranoid with an apocalyptic persecution fantasy to imagine “a worst-case scenario.” Reality … Continue reading

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The importance of being Oscar: a comic masterwork finds a home at Teatro La Quindicina: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It has been called the most perfectly constructed comedy in English theatre. And it’s certainly one of the funniest. Funny, then, how The Importance of Being Earnest is full of serious people. That’s the hard, crucial … Continue reading

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An all-Canadian trio of mainstage productions for season 44 at Theatre Network

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the centre of Theatre Network’s all-Canadian upcoming three-production mainstage season announced this week is a new play inspired by a remarkable life — and a life-changing moment in our collective history. In The Empress & … Continue reading

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Leona Brausen plays Lady B: The Importance of Being Earnest at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There will be a moment this evening when an actor who has spent a great deal of time in her career providing perfectly vintage handbags to the casts of period comedies will get the ultimate pay-off. … Continue reading

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Found Festival 2018: surprising finds, unexpected encounters

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Found, the festival that’s all about the find — art and artists in places you never expected to run into them — is back this weekend in Old Strathcona for a seventh annual edition. It’s all about … Continue reading

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