Category Archives: Previews

Consulting the fortune teller at Teatro: let’s ask Mark Meer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was a pungent, not to say eye-watering, debut. Fifteen years ago, an actor/improviser of expandable comic talents got enlisted by Teatro La Quindicina for a new screwball comedy. The play? Vidalia, named for the sweet, … Continue reading

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Teatro turns 35 with a new season of comedies, variously hued

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Oh, it’s beyond fun….”  — Dominica, in The Talking Turk Now, there’s a mantra for a Teatro season. In The Salon of the Talking Turk, the vintage Stewart Lemoine comedy that launches Teatro La Quindicina’s  2017 … Continue reading

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Exit, pursued by a crow: Nicole Moeller’s new play asks tough questions

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Jasper has to save the princess.” When Nicole Moeller follows the thread of her new play back back back to its birthplace, that’s the line she heard in her head. Intriguing, yes, and not just because … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Dragons, and other theatrical matters

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Nerd Alert: Saturday is Dungeons & Dragons night at Rapid Fire Theatre. Actually, every Saturday in May is Dungeons & Dragons night at Rapid Fire Theatre. Mark Meer, a veritable scholar of nerd-ly arcana, game theory … Continue reading

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Two people, 6 guns, a lot of music: meet the young stars of Bonnie and Clyde

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We know them as historical celebrities, the bank robber stars of a Depression Era crime spree who made a spectacular exit from the world in a bullet-riddled Ford in 1934. But in the “two person six-gun” … Continue reading

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But is it Art? three guys sitting around discussing a painting at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Scene: Three guys in a room discussing a play about three guys in a room discussing a painting. The play under discussion is Art, the elegantly minimalist 1994 play by Parisian actor/playwright Yasmin Reza that’s the … Continue reading

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The world of Jane Austen comes to the stage in Tom Wood’s new adaptation of Sense and Sensibility

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca With Sense and Sensibility, premiering on the Citadel MainStage Thursday in a Bob Baker production, playwright Tom Wood returns to the small-town Regency life into which he first tumbled, without Jane-ite baggage (even carry-on), in 2008. … Continue reading

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Fun with the famiglia: Farren Timoteo talks about Made in Italy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Farren Timoteo was seven years old, he arrived home from school one day to be greeted by his dad with the following (delivered in a portentous tone): “I think you’re old enough now.”  Luigi was … Continue reading

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Battle of the bone hunters: The Bone Wars is Punctuate!’s biggest show yet

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Bone Wars wasn’t always going to be theatre for grown-ups to take kids to. Far from it.    Punctuate! Theatre, after all, got its raison d’être, and exclamation point, tackling plays about the conflicted descendants … Continue reading

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Chris Craddock talks about Irma Voth: novel, theatre, and film meet onstage

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Naturally playwright/ actor/ master improviser/ filmmaker/ screenwriter/ “double-dad” Chris Craddock is relaxed at pre-12-hour rehearsal breakfast in Strathcona last week. Why wouldn’t he be? Surely, his life of late is a flat landscape of non-eventful tranquillity … Continue reading

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