Category Archives: Previews

An anniversary, and a new Darrin Hagen play: we talk to the playwright and his co-star in The Empress & The Prime Minister

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been half a century, amazingly, since a spontaneous, and violent, demonstration in a dive bar in New York’s Greenwich Village that would prove to be a galvanizing event in the history of the American gay … Continue reading

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Nun but the brave: for your theatre habit, a grand assortment on E-town stages this weekes this week

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What is it with all the nuns on Edmonton stages this week? It’s a bumper crop, second to nun. In The Candidate at the Citadel, you will see two different heavenly examples, (in a sense … Continue reading

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Alison at three ages, and the actors who play her in groundbreaking Fun Home

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Everything about the clever, heart-wrenching musical that opens Friday at the Varscona stands off the beaten track in the musical theatre-land. And it’s produced by a little company that specializes in off the beaten track musicals, … Continue reading

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A work-out for body and brain: Martha Burns is running in The Party and The Candidate at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are two plays getting their world premieres simultaneously tonight in the Citadel. Martha Burns is in both of them. Burns and her nine cast-mates play characters who inhabit not one but two new Kat Sandler … Continue reading

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The season’s craziest logistics: Kat Sandler’s two new political comedies at the Citadel happen at the same time

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beyond, (way beyond) coincidence that 4:05 minutes into two plays that both run on the same night, with the same cast, in two different theatres at the Citadel (starting tonight in preview), a scene begins … Continue reading

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19 Weeks: “It’s not something anybody talks about.” Emily Steel’s story of a harrowing real-life decision, her own

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “One of the things that made it so hard was that you feel completely isolated — because it’s not something anyone talks about. I had no reference points. I had nobody to talk to, nobody who’d … Continue reading

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Say Yes to flight: Slight of Mind takes us through the secret caverns of the Citadel

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What goes up must come down. In the multi-pronged flight of fancy that opens Friday at the Citadel, you’ll do a little of both as Slight of Mind takes you on a journey into the … Continue reading

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Small Mouth Sounds and the silent scream: a unique challenge comes to the Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “When you see the ocean, you may not be able to return. To the well.” – Small Mouth Sounds The play that gets its Canadian premiere tonight in Theatre Network’s Roxy Performance Series is a theatrical … Continue reading

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On the road again: Mesa is a trip across the border, and the generations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You know what they say (it’s probably somewhere in the extra-fine print on the AMA website, just kidding): You never really know someone till you travel together. The buddy pic/ road trip through America that opens … Continue reading

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“A little bit naughty”: Matilda rewrites her story in the hit musical opening at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We are revolting children/ living in revolting times. We sing revolting songs/ using revolting rhymes. Kicking, punching, and stomping are de rigueur in the rehearsal rooms of the Citadel these days. “We talk about fighting, not about … Continue reading

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