Category Archives: Previews

Close encounters with Damien Atkins: We Are Not Alone at Theatre Network

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If you tell someone you are thinking of writing a play about UFO’s, usually there will be a little silence, and then a little laugh.” – We Are Not Alone It comes with the territory. Some … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s champagne and a show: where to take your date to celebrate

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Of all the high holidays, the one that shares a name with a variety of massacres and martyrdoms is coming up. It’s also the ultimate date night. So in order to celebrate romance, there are a … Continue reading

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Ins Choi at Chinook: the Kim’s Convenience creator goes solo

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s pretty much what I’ve always wanted to do!” says a genial, amused voice on the phone from Toronto. “Talk directly to the audience about my life. And make people laugh….”  That double-barrelled thought has propelled … Continue reading

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A new Ellen Chorley play is the centrepiece of the upcoming Northern Light season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The centrepiece of Northern Light Theatre’s upcoming season, announced Saturday, is a new play by one of Edmonton’s most unusual artists. Ellen Chorley, the director of Nextfest since 2016, is an award-winning playwright, actor, director, dramaturg, … Continue reading

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Songs My Mother Never Sung Me: an opera for a hearing son and a deaf mom

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I learned to sign before I could speak,” says Dave Clarke, who’s highly articulate, to say the least, in his second language.  There’s an intriguing contradiction built right into the architecture of Clarke’s multi-angled theatre career … Continue reading

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How to feel the breeze at Chinook

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a town that needed a chinook … an E-town story. And yes, we’re having one. The Chinook Series, which opens tonight, is a resource-pooling experience between arts groups  with a view to … Continue reading

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The body in motion: Expanse is back in the Chinook Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It starts with the body. As its name suggests, Expanse sets the body in motion in space — and celebrates what happens next. In the ever-expansive movement arts festival curated by Azimuth Theatre and returning to … Continue reading

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The Citadel’s upcoming 54th season: local stars in an international galaxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The new logo is just the tip-off. Monday afternoon at Edmonton’s largest playhouse artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled an ambitious upcoming Citadel season —  its 54th and his third as the architect of the company lineup. … Continue reading

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From story to myth: Lake of the Strangers asks “how do we heal?”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Lake of the Strangers, the solo play that premieres this week at the Backstage Theatre, you’ll meet two Indigenous brothers, 10 and seven, on a mission out in the natural world. “It’s their last summer … Continue reading

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The Cardiac Shadow, a multi-disciplinary exploration of human resilience at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We were the thermometers of these men. The mercury was in our veins, rising and falling with every heartbeat. Our bodies measured the temperature of death.” The Cardiac Shadow, Clay McLeod Chapman In the play the … Continue reading

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