Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Cardiac Shadow, a multi-disciplinary exploration of human resilience at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We were the thermometers of these men. The mercury was in our veins, rising and falling with every heartbeat. Our bodies measured the temperature of death.” The Cardiac Shadow, Clay McLeod Chapman In the play the … Continue reading

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The collapse of the blue-collar dream: Sweat, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winner, comes to the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “They don’t understand that human decency is at the core of everything. They squeeze us like a sponge, drain every last drop of blood out and then throw us away.” — Stan the bartender in Sweat, … Continue reading

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Hell tour via the circus: Firefly Theatre’s Inferno

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Go to hell. That’s what Jocelyn Ahlf and Belinda Cornish have been wanting to do for years. And now they have. Firefly Theatre’s 14-performer workshop production of Inferno, that takes to the stage, and also the … Continue reading

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KaldrSaga: the secret lives of gods and heroes in Cardiac’s genial storytelling pub show. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Tell me a story” (preferably “funny but dark”). And make it snappy. Hey, what are friends for? In KaldrSaga: A Queer Tavern Drama For A Midwinter’s Night, Harley Morison’s free-wheeling new pub show for Cardiac Theatre, … Continue reading

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Minerva, Queen of the Handcuffs: a woman trapped in a man’s world

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “In life you feel you’re trapped in a situation and there’s no out, no gap, no light. Everyone can relate to that feeling of being stuck, in some way…. There’s a real-ness to that.”  — Miranda … Continue reading

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Hoist a pint, tell a tale: Cardiac Theatre’s KaldrSaga at The Almanac

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the dead of winter in dark northern cities, humans put on their boots and gravitate to pubs. There they congregate, hoist beer, and tell tales.  That time-honoured oral tradition is honoured in the play/ storytelling … Continue reading

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The Malachite Macbeth haunts a church: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In this the mournful post-festive season, there is something more than a little unnerving about entering a vaulted dimly lit chamber, to the wail of a single violin. The shadows of a pale, spectral giant tree … Continue reading

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They rise again: The Malachites are back with Macbeth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “When shall we three meet again/ In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” chant the Witches in the opening moment of Shakespeare’s fleet, dark, violent Macbeth.  Or in snow? Yes, Malachite Theatre, a London/Canada collective whose mission … Continue reading

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