Category Archives: Fringe 2017

Fringe guest review: Beau and Aero: Crash Landing

Beau & Aero: Crash Landing (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) by Todd Babiak An airplane crashes on the stage. Beau (David Cantor) helps his co-pilot Aero (Amica Hunter) to her feet and they do what any incompetent aviators would do. They … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Legoland

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Legoland (Stage 36, L’UniThéâtre) In this oddball, highly entertaining comedy by Victoria’s Jacob Richmond  — which predates another oddball, highly entertaining Richmond, Ride The Cyclone — we meet the Lambs, two precocious home-schooled siblings from the … 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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Fringe review: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon Marigolds (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) At the centre of this ‘60s play (and 1971 Pulitzer Prize winner) by the American writer Paul Zindel, is a mom … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Superhero Who Loved Me

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Superhero Who Loved Me (Stage 28, The Playhouse) “Nobody expects an extra-dimensional portal to open in the world.” Generally true. And nobody expects to go home with a superhero, drink too much vino, and hear … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Apple Tree

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Apple Tree (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) Contrary to popular Fringe belief, God is not a Scottish drag queen. He’s a man in a natty white suit, who lets there be light and then immediately repairs … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Great American Songbook Cabaret

  The Great American Songbook Cabaret (Stage 18, Sugar Swing Ballroom) By Marc Horton I confess to having once been a tiresome baby boomer much given to lecturing indifferent and bored whippersnappers that it was my generation that had put … Continue reading

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Fringe review: My Love Lies Frozen In The Ice

My Love Lies Frozen in the Ice (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) by Todd Babiak Of all the stories to bring to life on a small stage consider this one: it is 1897 and Salomon Andrée is off to the North … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet … A Fringe review by Marc Horton

Romeo and Juliet: The greatest love story ever to be misunderstood in a junior high English class, mildly redeemed by Leonardo DiCaprio before finally coalescing upon middle aged reflection of a passionate early adulthood mistake (Stage 1, Westbury Theatre) By … Continue reading

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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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