Category Archives: News/Views

It’s show time in Edmonton theatre: what to not miss this season on E-town stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “That was what had been missing from his life all these years. His career, his city, this bonehead province. Mythic Power.” — The Garneau Block. In Todd Babiak’s wry and funny novel The Garneau Block, reborn … Continue reading

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A new season at Theatre Network, and 3 Canadian plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three Canadian plays, two by star playwrights and one by a hot up-and-comer, are the 2019-2020 lineup Theatre Network announced this week. There will be a moment (more than one) in this upcoming 45th season that … Continue reading

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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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Step up, be a patron, support theatre coverage: it’ll be fun!

Hello theatre friends! How did this happen? Suddenly, magically, it’s the eve of the Fringe, the biggest edition ever of Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, best idea, most influential export ever. Live theatre is on everyone’s mind in this exciting theatre … Continue reading

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Have you seen Minerva? Further thoughts on what to catch at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Take a chance! True, the kingdom where the wild things fringe is unpredictable. By very definition. Check out a selection of promising, intriguing what-to-see prospects for your fringing in the companion piece HERE.  But there’s this: … Continue reading

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Where the wild things fringe: what to see at the monster bash

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Amazing but true: starting Thursday the Fringe, Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, is back — back in the theatre town where the continent’s fringe phenom began (and “fringe” was reinvented as a verb). Where The Wild Things … Continue reading

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Let the wild rumpus start: Fringe tickets go on sale at noon today

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And what a wild rumpus it will be…. There’s really no stopping Where The Wild Things Fringe. Tickets go on sale today at noon for the monster 38th annual edition of our summer theatre extravaganza (Aug. … Continue reading

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