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Teatro La Quindicina postpones its 2020 summer season for a year

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The upcoming Teatro La Quindicina 2020 summer season, which would have launched at the end of May with a revival of Stewart Lemoine’s Evelyn Strange, has been postponed by a year. Be patient, theatre fans. The … Continue reading

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Just in time for Will’s birthday, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival has a new artistic director: Dave Horak

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Many happy returns, Will. True, the 32nd edition of E-town’s outdoor festival in his honour has, alas, been cancelled this summer, postponed till 2021, and for entirely good reasons. But there’s welcome news to be had … Continue reading

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And back at the Citadel — a theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s not easy to plan, or even to use the word “postpone,” when the “until…” is up in the (thin) air. As Daryl Cloran says, circumstances “are constantly moving the goal post.” We checked back with … Continue reading

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Theatre heartbreak: a summer without the Edmonton Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s the saddest of theatre news: brace yourself, Edmonton, for a summer without the Fringe. The upcoming 39th edition of our mighty Fringe, slated for Aug. 13 to 23, has been cancelled. The (250) shows cannot … Continue reading

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How does it feel to have your face misrepresented? Whiteface, the play and now the film

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the outset of Whiteface, a smug chalky-faced couple chat over dinner about their culinary and entertainment options.“Here we go,” sighs the woman, overcome with ennui and exasperation. “We’re always the monsters….” The man rolls his … Continue reading

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Can live theatre live online? Ask improv and video expert Matt Schuurman

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a strange moment in history when live theatre has been struck down by the lack of its traditional venue (and raison d’être) — the room where people gather, and actors and audiences connect, in person. … Continue reading

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival reschedules for 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Alas, one woe doth tread upon another’s heel.… The COVID crisis has claimed another arts victim. Not unexpectedly, the 2020 edition of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, the Bard’s annual summer foray into Hawrelak Park, has been … Continue reading

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The year in podcast dramas: The Alberta Queer Calendar Project

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lately I feel like I’m constantly on the edge of a vortex. Swimming. Trying to keep my head above water.” — Local Diva, Liam Salmon In January when his “one-person drag queen drama” premiered in podcast … Continue reading

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Shadow Theatre focuses on local writers next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shadow Theatre will finish its current season — but not until the fall. The Wrong People Have Money, the Shadow season finale with the resonant title (I can see you nodding), was to have premiered at … Continue reading

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‘Hello. My name is Jamie Cavanagh. And I want to be Wolverine’.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a mapless, chaotic universe, it’s kind of reassuring to find a goal, and a campaign, to get behind. Here’s one, and it even has clarity and showbiz sense on its side: Jamie Cavanagh wants to … Continue reading

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