Category Archives: Fringe 2019

There’s more. Update on the Fringe holdovers: the Grindstone is in

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The “shoulda,” and the “meant to…” regrets that always accompany the end of the Fringe are getting some get some relief this week. As already announced, some of the Fringe’s hottest shows are getting held over … Continue reading

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The Wild Things eat up the box office: a record-crushing Fringe comes to an end Sunday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’ll eat you up we love you so….” — Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak The Wild Things have been rampaging through town on a Fringe tear, eating audiences up (or is it vice versa?). … Continue reading

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A last weekend fling with the Fringe: see some shows!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you aren’t just a little amazed to see a long queue of people outside a theatre waiting patiently to see a 1950 absurdist play by Ionesco — at noon, on a weekday — you, my … Continue reading

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The Wild Things aren’t done with you yet: Fringe holdovers next week in three locations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Wild Things haven’t finished with you yet, my theatre-hungry friends. The 38th annual edition of our summer theatre bash might end Sunday night. But you get a reprieve on some of the Fringe hits you … Continue reading

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Juliet writes her own story: Juliet: A Revenge Comedy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Juliet: A Revenge Comedy (Stage 36, La Cité Auditorium) “I don’t think I’m in Verona any more,” says Juliet. No kidding. Funny how possibilities for travel seem to multiply when you don’t die on purpose, at … Continue reading

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Meet Barry, the hipster ‘bot: Artisanal Intelligence, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Artisanal Intelligence (Venue 10, Acacia Hall) By Alan Kellogg Well, here we are, apparently a group of über-hip start-up types, ready to pitched by Jane (Hannah Everett) on a revolutionary new product. It’s Barry, (Drew Carlson) and she (or pick yer … Continue reading

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Paying the price for crime: A Momentary Lapse, a Teatro comedy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Momentary Lapse (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) Enter, shackled together. In one way A Momentary Lapse is part of the canon of plays that trap deliberately mismatched characters together to see what rapprochement is possible (nun … Continue reading

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A great story, and a teller to match: Good At Cults, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Good At Cults (Venue 47, The Buckingham) By Alan Kellogg So, we’re in the middle of a job interview, and an attractive late 20s-something-ish (New Yorker Cait Elliot) in a sensible summer dress is verbally punching up her resumé for a … Continue reading

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A pint-sized activist in a tiny town: Look At The Town! A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Look at the Town! (Stage 35, La Cité Francophone Theatre) How can you possibly resist the sweet charms of a tale set in a miniature town, with a tiny perfect houses, a Thrift Store, not one … Continue reading

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Why do people sing together? Crescendo!, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Crescendo! (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) Why do people sing? And why do they sing together? There is something both touching and exhilarating about a musical that takes these questions and runs with it, the way this … Continue reading

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