Category Archives: Previews

FringeLiveStream: a new Fringe season venture in bringing live performances direct to your screen

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A summer without Fringes? It’s a strange and defoliated calendar for us audiences — and a daunting one for theatre artists, already struggling to survive the shutting down of the performing arts industry. Fringe veteran Jon … Continue reading

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Cocktails at Stewart’s: Teatro La Quindicina throws an online party to celebrate a birthday and a season on hold for a year

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Listen, life is valuable…. If it ends, you’d miss it. Remember that, but also forget about it. I’m done. Where’s my drink?” The woman who delivers an impromptu Best Lady acceptance speech in Stewart Lemoine’s 2003 … Continue reading

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Tracks: choose your route in an online theatre adventure from Amoris Projects

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It started out as an ambulatory theatre adventure. Tracks let its audiences loose to wander in an unexpected assortment of rooms and spaces — a theatre box office, dressing rooms, bathrooms, the playwright’s car — to … Continue reading

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Shadow Theatre focuses on local writers next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shadow Theatre will finish its current season — but not until the fall. The Wrong People Have Money, the Shadow season finale with the resonant title (I can see you nodding), was to have premiered at … Continue reading

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Bring on the women: Northern Light Theatre’s 45th anniversary season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s a certain wincing irony attached to cancelling the run of a play called Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver, to be sure. And that’s what happened, sadly, in the case of Northern Light Theatre’s season finale, … Continue reading

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Wild Side Productions brings a hot-button ‘eco-thriller’ to the Roxy: The Children

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The wild side (to borrow the name of the indie theatre company) is where the questions live. The answers are conditional, elusive, to be discussed.  “I’m drawn to plays that ask more questions than give answers,” … Continue reading

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Heisenberg: the Uncertainty Principle comes to theatre, at Shadow. Meet Amber Borotsik

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If you watch something closely enough you realize you have no possible way of telling where it’s going or how fast it’s getting there. Did you know that?”  — Heisenberg “It’s a slippery thing,” muses Amber … Continue reading

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The Roseglen Trilogy: the final instalment. The Blue Hour launches the 2020 SkirtsAfire Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The award-winning Michele Vance Hehir play that launches the ninth annual SkirtsAfire Festival Thursday at the Westbury Theatre takes us to place we’ve been before. Welcome to Roseglen, a small fictional prairie town that we’ve visited … Continue reading

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What does it mean to live here? A tiny sneak preview of rehearsals for The Garneau Block, coming up at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What saves us is our sense of community: theatre has always known it. Cities have to learn it. And coming up is a new play about Edmonton, by an Edmontonian, for an Edmonton audience, that’s all … Continue reading

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All you need is love: the Bard teams up with the Beatles in As You Like It, at the Citadel. A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The musical rom-com that opens Thursday on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage, is the work of a starry creative team. All the world might be a stage, yeah yeah yeah, but history’s hottest playwright and most popular … Continue reading

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