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The Exquisite Hour: a 12thnight.ca Fringe review by Todd Babiak

By Todd Babiak The Exquisite Hour (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) Stewart Lemoine has written wilder comedies, with more intricate plots. His dialogue is sometimes more sparkling, more self-consciously ingenious. In other Lemoine plays, there are more laugh-out loud scenes. Lemoine … Continue reading

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Surprise! A holiday theatre quiz

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Curl up, wear thermal socks, check out our review of 2017 theatre highlights, and try our detoxifying winter theatre quiz.  What sport is studied, in detailed and scholarly fashion, in the Stewart Lemoine comedy Shocker’s Delight, … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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Shocker’s Delight! Ron Pederson directs his favourite play at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In 1993, a kid named Ron Pederson fell deeply in love. With a play. The object of his affection struck him as funny and wistful, complicated but simple, and sad, a highly unusual kind of comedy. … Continue reading

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Dream on! A Midsummer Night’s Fringe has holdovers!

  It’s not time to wake up yet. Some of the hottest shows at A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, the 36th annual edition of our summer theatre bash, are being held over. FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES: At Fringe headquarters, the ATB Financial … Continue reading

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Edmonton Fringe 2017: a selection of hit return engagements

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca True, the unpredictability factor is built into the 220-show edition of the Edmonton Fringe that opens Thursday. But hits do have a way of showing up again. Will they be back in buffed-up, revised, re-muscled, enhanced … Continue reading

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Teatro turns 35 with a new season of comedies, variously hued

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Oh, it’s beyond fun….”  — Dominica, in The Talking Turk Now, there’s a mantra for a Teatro season. In The Salon of the Talking Turk, the vintage Stewart Lemoine comedy that launches Teatro La Quindicina’s  2017 … Continue reading

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Jean-Paul Sartre makes his Fringe debut: a review of No Exit

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No Exit (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) In one way it’s the ne plus ultra of roommate plays: remember those completely incompatible losers you were trapped with for a whole term who are probably in jail by … Continue reading

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