Monthly Archives: June 2019

Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Fun Home and We Are Not Alone lead the way at the 32nd annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The spirit of off-centre, and small-scale, originality blew through the 32nd annual Sterling Awards gala Monday night toasting the best of the Edmonton theatre season — in a newly re-worked configuration. Plain Jane Theatre’s production of Fun … Continue reading

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Strangers till they’re not: one last chance to see A Likely Story at Teatro

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You are a stranger though,” says a character, musing on whether to lay out her life conundrum to someone she’s just met in an unspecified place that turns out to be … a train station. “Ah, … Continue reading

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“That special DC mojo”: Greg and Tami DC, retiring from Vic, will get the Outstanding Contribution to Edmonton Theatre Sterling

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “O my gawd!” declares a vigorous voice on the phone from somewhere deep in the orbiting galaxy of rehearsal rooms and studios that is Vic. “You should see these kids! You have to see these kids! … Continue reading

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And here it is: the 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition shortlist

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The venerable Alberta Playwriting Competition, 53 years old, has announced this year’s shortlist of plays, three from Edmonton three from Calgary. The list is culled, by a three-person jury, from a wealth of submissions, some 43 … Continue reading

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Camping out with Shakespeare in the park: Freewill Shakespeare Festival returns with an intriguing pair of plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If this be magic, let it be an Art as lawful as eating.” — The Winter’s Tale The actors pull up at rehearsals in shorts on their bikes, dodging geese (mosquitoes, squirrels  and the odd coyote), … Continue reading

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Vern Thiessen to leave his post as Workshop West artistic director

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Time to move on,” says Vern Thiessen of his decision after five years to leave his post as artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, effective Aug. 31. He won’t be leaving Edmonton, though. “I need … Continue reading

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A weekend at the theatre in E-town: happy birthday Varscona, A Likely Story, Improvaganza…

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca It’s the weekend in E-Town. So obviously you need to be in a theatre. Have a peek at some of your options. You could… •Go to a theatre party. Three years ago, something dramatic happened to … Continue reading

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On, and above, the stages in Edmonton: a week of possibilities

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The week on, and above, the stages in Edmonton. Consider the possibilities. •Firefly refuses to stay put, in either time or space. Edmonton’s pioneer theatre/ circus company and academy, devoted to defying gravity, is having an … Continue reading

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The week on, and above, Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The week on, and above, the stage in E-town. Consider the possibilities. •Firefly refuses to stay put, in either time or space. Edmonton’s pioneer theatre/ circus company and academy, devoted to defying gravity, is having an … Continue reading

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A year on Edmonton stages: the Sterling Award nominations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A highly unusual coming-of-age coming-out musical in which a cartoonist unravels in flashback frames her mysterious family history proved the top choice of jurors, as the re-vamped 32nd annual Sterling Award nominations were announced Monday at … Continue reading

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