Category Archives: Previews

Why do we vote the way we do? Fight Night is on it

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No doubt about it: the star avant-garde Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed has an exquisite sense of timing. This week they bring to the Citadel’s new alternative Highwire series a show that throws this question at … Continue reading

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Dead Centre of Town unearths our dark civic secrets

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We have a checkered past, my friends. You could say we’re haunted. For a dozen years now, in the season of ghostly chills, Catch The Keys Productions has been taking us on location, into the boneyard … Continue reading

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Hey, the theatre season has landed: a weekend on E-town stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You may have noticed: the stars have aligned; the E-town theatre season is underway. This week there are musicals, plays, an original screwball comedy. There’s a staged reading of a play that’ll open on a stage … Continue reading

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Vidalia and “briefcase syndrome”: Teatro ends the season with a larky Lemoine screwball.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I feel pretty confident in declaring that Vidalia, the screwball comedy that opens Friday at the Varscona (the finale to the Teatro La Quindicina summer season), is the only example in the world-wide screwball repertoire to … Continue reading

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Owning a black story: The Color Purple propels an empowering narrative across the Citadel stage. A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What about tears when I’m happy? What about wings when I fall? I want you to be/ A story for me/ That I can believe in forever. — What About Love?, The Color Purple There are ground-breaking … Continue reading

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An outbreak of clowns: Play The Fool, E-Town’s “festival of clown and physical comedy” is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown….” — Cole Porter “It is meat and drink to me to see a clown.” — Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act V, scene i This theatre town … Continue reading

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A Newfoundland wake turns into a musical: No Change In The Weather

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “How many songs do you actually know the words to, that you could sing?” wonders the Newfoundlander on the phone from the Rock last week. “A couple of campfire songs? Happy Birthday? A Christmas carol or … Continue reading

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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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In a lather at Big Little Lake: the 27th annual Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Funny how a charming resort village like Big Little Lake, where the  well-toned meet the well-heeled over white wine spritzers, can turn suddenly … well, sinister. Murder has a way of doing that. It populates the … 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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