Category Archives: Fringe 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Fringe is a record-buster!

“I have had a most rare dream….” — Bottom the weaver, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rare? It’s been a record-breaking Fringe! By 6 p.m. Sunday, with an evening of fringing to go, the 36th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant 11-day-and-night … Continue reading

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Reprieved: more Fringe holdovers next week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And the Fringe lives on! In addition to the holdovers already announced, you’ve had reprieves on more hot Fringe shows next week. At Holy Trinity Anglican Church: The Receptionist:  A tight tense little black comedy, with … 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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How did we get here? A Quiet Place at the Fringe. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Quiet Place (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) Two men are in a small room that’s completely empty except for a lightbulb and a red chair. One of the games they’re playing to pass the … Continue reading

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Toodle-oo to high school: Rivercity, a new musical premiering at the Fringe. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rivercity The Musical (Stage 26, L’UniThéâtre) “You’re like the sister I never had,” says a certain familiar freckle-faced carrot-top to a certain familiar pony-tailed blonde in Rivercity The Musical. Geez Louise, guys can be such blockheads. … Continue reading

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Ruination: see three dark secrets become one Alberta story. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ruination: 3 short stories (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) This triptych of monologues by Michele Vance Hehir takes us to the world of Depression era small-town Alberta. And the beauty of it is the subtle, unobtrusive way … Continue reading

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Gruesome Playground Incidents: the blood bond between friends is a many-splendoured thing. A Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Gruesome Playground Injuries (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) “Does it hurt?” Ah, there’s the question that haunts the couple in this morbidly funny, sweetly gore-spattered little play by Rajiv Joseph. And the answer, in … Continue reading

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Ciara: can high culture save you when the chips are down? A Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ciara (Stage 28, The Playhouse) Ciara’s favourite painting, she tells us at the outset, is of a giant woman, asleep on her side atop the cityscape of Glasgow. What will happen when she wakes up? That’s … Continue reading

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Mad Fantastic Maid of God: Joan was set up for the bonfire. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Mad Fantastic Maid Of God: Joan of Arc (Stage 36, L’UniThéâtre) This is a two-actor play that sets itself a theatrical double task. Mad Fantastic Maid, by the veteran playwright Kenneth Brown, chronicles the life and times, … Continue reading

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Romance in the Regency: One Man Pride and Prejudice, a guest Fringe review by Marc Horton

One Man Pride and Prejudice (Stage 19, Sugar Swing Ballroom) By Marc Horton It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single actor in possession of a good story must not mess it up. Victoria actor Charles Ross has a … Continue reading

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