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Workshop West announces a new season devoted to Canadian plays and their creators

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Workshop West Playwrights Theatre bookends its upcoming 44th “Persistence of Vision” season, announced Thursday, in a way that has always characterized a theatre company devoted to the development and showcasing of new Canadian plays and their … Continue reading

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It’s time to play: a peek at the new Edmonton theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Destination Fringe, with its 95,000 or so tickets sold, was a hint (we deal in big hints here in #yeg. People know what they’ve been missing; they want live in-person theatre experience and the sharing that … Continue reading

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What I learned at this year’s Fringe: thoughts of a Fringed brain

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I want to go to the beautiful place and enjoy the view and then come back. I think we all do.” — Leo in Stewart Lemoine’s The Margin of the Sky  You can’t go off to … Continue reading

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A last weekend at the Fringe: how did THAT happen? See some shows!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca How on earth did it happen? Amazingly, it’s the final weekend of Destination Fringe. So much theatre, so little time. True, the Fringe has been unfailing creative, non-stop, about not vanishing during The Great Pause. But … Continue reading

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Be very pumped: further thoughts on a big Fringe opening night

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tonight’s the night: the biggest opening night in town, by a considerable margin. Come 8 p.m. Destination Fringe, with its 164 shows on 27 venues (artfully scaled down from the gargantuan 2019 edition) is up and … Continue reading

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Where do new musicals come from? Meet the creators of The Erlking and Conjoined at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Where do new musicals come from anyhow? The 2022 Fringe has a surprising number. What sort of theatre  artists are moved to complicate their lives immeasurably by channelling their storytelling through music and lyrics? 12thnight caught … Continue reading

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Getting intrigued: further thoughts on what to see at Destination Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Every life coach (and no travel agent) will tell you it’s not the destination but the journey. But it’s also the Destination, since that’s the moniker of this year’s Fringe.  The exploration is yours, my friends. … Continue reading

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‘A post-pandemic brain scrubber’: what to see at Destination Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your Destination is on the right (also on the left and straight ahead). And this late-pandemic world seems … possible and ready to be lively. Yes, the Fringe is back, starting Thursday, in the town where … Continue reading

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We are approaching our Destination: Fringe tickets go on sale today at noon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been a long pandemical journey — uphill, full of stops and re-starts and detours, on a bumpy road, with skimpy signage, in the dark. Sometimes it seemed as if we’d never get there; sometimes we … Continue reading

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Four decades of playing without a script: the Rapid Fire Theatre story is now a book

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The thing you’ve just got to love about Rapid Fire Theatre is that everything that makes you anxious (if not out and out crazy) in life is delightful to them. It’s their high-octane fuel, their motivation, … Continue reading

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