Category Archives: Previews

Locked out by a union? Whaaaat? Allan Morgan’s one-man show I Walked The Line comes to Chinook Series 2020

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I could not believe it! I could not get my head around it!” declares Allan Morgan. The veteran Vancouver-based actor, whose conversation rolls in exclamation points, is known to Edmonton audiences since he was the touring … Continue reading

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From beyond the grave, a ghostly contact and a paranormal thriller: Séance at Fort Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a clammy thought for a winter night: the boundary between this world and the one beyond the grave is porous.    In Séance, the paranormal thriller that comes to the vintage Capitol Theatre at Fort … Continue reading

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Playing the game: culturecapital, that is, the custom-made trading card game about the performing arts industry in Alberta

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Two brainy Vancouver-based performance artists with an appetite for games have custom-made one for us — an original collectible trading card game about the performing arts industry in Alberta. Welcome to culturecapital, by the team of … Continue reading

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“It’s what happens when you say Yes!” Feel the breeze at the 2020 Chinook Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Chinook “is what happens when you say Yes!” laughs Vanessa Sabourin. She’s talking about the cutting-edge curated performance series that skips as lightly across artistic disciplines as the surprising winter breeze with the built-in warming trend. … Continue reading

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What makes life worth living? Every Brilliant Thing makes a list, and star John Ullyatt takes you through it

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He’s a mainstage leading man with character actor instincts. We’ve seen him clamour fearlessly through the audience, as the tarnished extrovert MC in Cabaret. Or talk to us directly as the stage manager in Burning Bluebeard. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare gets a Cree cosmology re-fit: Pawâkan Macbeth arrives for Chinook

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Feel the breeze. Chinook, the resource-sharing multi-disciplinary series devoted to melting our preconceptions and expanding our experience of live performance and creation, is at hand. It’s a measure of creative vision (and chutzpah) that the 2020 … Continue reading

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Catalyst’s new musical takes us into the girls’ club of elite secret agents. Meet the creators of The Invisible

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Espionage: Upstagers and exhibitionists need not apply.  In the long-awaited new Catalyst musical that finally gets its Edmonton debut Friday on the Maclab stage, we infiltrate a shadowy, high-risk world of wartime spies where the job … Continue reading

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Ketchup ketchup everywhere! The fearless Colleen Murphy revisits Shakespeare’s grisliest play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Colleen Murphy has undertaken some audacious theatrical projects in her time. Who else in this country do you go to for a 23-actor play with a time span of 500 years, and a polar bear protagonist … Continue reading

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Can the future be gender-free? Nick Green’s new comedy Happy Birthday Baby J wonders. Meet the playwright.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Nick Green moved to Toronto 10 years ago this month, Edmonton theatre sustained a double loss. There was Green the charismatic young actor (and U of A theatre grad) we’d seen in Catalyst’s Frankenstein musical … Continue reading

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“See our bodies. Hear our stories.” A complex human portrait of disability in Cost of Living, says actor/activist Teal Sherer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I live my life. I work. I’m married. I have a kid. I deal with the same things as anybody else.” The voice on the phone from Seattle is amused. Teal Sherer is used to being … Continue reading

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