Category Archives: Previews

A Christmas Carol for our time: the Citadel brings its production to you, at home

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Some day soon we all will be together/ If the fates allow/ Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow…. If there ever was a Christmas carol for 2020, it’s got to be Have Yourself A Merry Little … Continue reading

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The complicated world of university theatre: Too Much Zoom Makes Us All Go Blind

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You can learn to use the subjunctive, make meringues, prune junipers, do a downward-facing dog, tour the Prado, or say screw you in Gaelic … online. No problem. And theatre? You can attend a lecture on … Continue reading

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Doing musical theatre in 2020? It’s an intricate challenge: the making of Keep Calm and Rock On at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You’ve got to be ingenious to make live theatre. And no one (sane) ever said it was slam-dunk easy money. But bringing a musical live to the theatre stage in late 2020 in the middle of … Continue reading

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We Had A Girl Before You: what happened to her? A new Gothic thriller opens the Northern Light season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca O no O no…. Don’t look through that keyhole. And don’t open that door. Trevor Schmidt’s new gothic thriller looks through that keyhole, and  opens that door (and the Northern Light Theatre season), Friday. In We … Continue reading

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A Brimful of Asha: a son, a mother, and a culture gap onstage at the Citadel. Meet co-creator and Canadian theatre star Ravi Jain.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of an emerging theatre career must be in want of a wife. (A wife arranged by his mother). We now take you back a … Continue reading

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‘Welcome Home’: Teatro is back and live at the Varscona

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca After catapulting its entire 2020 June to October season a year into the future, Teatro La Quindicina returns to their natural home, the Varscona Theatre stage, for the next three Fridays. They’re back “with cautious aplomb … Continue reading

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Hands across the border: the Citadel and a Chicago international new play festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tonight at 6 p.m., Zoom brings us, live, an unusual collaboration, cross-border in both its production and subject matter. A Distinct Society, by the Canadian-born New York-based playwright/director Kareem Fahmy, who’s of Egyptian extraction, represents Canada … Continue reading

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A Brimful of Asha: the generation gap in living colour onstage at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Nobody knows better than your mom what you should be doing that you aren’t doing, or what you shouldn’t be doing that you are doing, or what you’re putting off doing (like getting married before it’s … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Theatre is back live, across the river

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Flexibility!” declares Matt Schuurman. “It’s all about being flexible, in a space that’s flexible….” He’s talking about improv, to be sure, a theatrically acrobatic subject on which he is an expert practitioner, mentor, producer. But the … Continue reading

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Curio Shoppe: taking the nightmare home … to your place

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For 12 years, the creators of Dead Centre of Town have invited us on nocturnal excursions into our own haunted past — the graveyard where our darkest local secrets lie buried. Which is why we’ve found … Continue reading

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