Monthly Archives: January 2020

A riotous black comedy from Colleen Murphy at Theatre Network: Titus Bouffonius is all good unwholesome fun. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a rare evening at the theatre that gets you laughing out loud, gives you a good smack upside the head — and makes you wonder later whether you might have dreamed the whole thing. AND … Continue reading

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Ketchup ketchup everywhere! The fearless Colleen Murphy revisits Shakespeare’s grisliest play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Colleen Murphy has undertaken some audacious theatrical projects in her time. Who else in this country do you go to for a 23-actor play with a time span of 500 years, and a polar bear protagonist … Continue reading

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The Citadel’s upcoming “Season of the Rebel”: here’s the lineup

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it any more.” It’s from a TV anchor’s famous exhortation to his viewers in Network — rise up, lean out your windows, and yell — that … Continue reading

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Hamilton is coming: Broadway Across Canada announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton audiences will get their first crack at the most acclaimed musical of the era next season. Hamilton, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical of 2015, arrives on the Jube stage July 27 to Aug. … Continue reading

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Can the future be gender-free? Nick Green’s new comedy Happy Birthday Baby J wonders. Meet the playwright.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Nick Green moved to Toronto 10 years ago this month, Edmonton theatre sustained a double loss. There was Green the charismatic young actor (and U of A theatre grad) we’d seen in Catalyst’s Frankenstein musical … Continue reading

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“See our bodies. Hear our stories.” A complex human portrait of disability in Cost of Living, says actor/activist Teal Sherer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I live my life. I work. I’m married. I have a kid. I deal with the same things as anybody else.” The voice on the phone from Seattle is amused. Teal Sherer is used to being … Continue reading

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A New Year’s wish from 12thnight.ca

Happy New Year, theatre friends!  Suddenly it’s 2020 (a number normally reserved for excellent vision), and the third anniversary of 12thnight.ca. I hope you’ve been enjoying the coverage of theatre, Edmonton’s most exciting and influential arts specialty, on my site, … Continue reading

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Who am I? Where do I belong? A couple of theatre kids in love in Ellen Chorley’s Everybody Loves Robbie, at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the comedy that premieres Friday at Northern Light Theatre, a starry high school couple, drama kids who live and breathe the oxygenated air of musical theatre, come up against doubts. The kind of doubts that … Continue reading

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But soft, enter our first Winter Shakespeare Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As the playwright has said (zestfully, in Twelfth Night) “this is very midsummer madness.” Except that it’s in the bleak midwinter. Have a peek at Edmonton’s newest festival, the Winter Shakespeare Festival inside the vintage wooden … Continue reading

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