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Thoughts on the Plain Janes’ Scenes From The Sidewalk the sequel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You have to hand it to the catastrophe that is the pandemic: it’s impossible now to take for granted the “live” in live theatre. “Going out to the theatre,” a phrase to be tossed off expectantly … Continue reading

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Breaking out of our cages: Night from Major Matt Mason in Rundle Park. A review..

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rundle Park on a cloudy night is an eerie place. A network of cement roads and parking lots, all abandoned. They seem to be holding at bay the woods, the dark tangle of trees, the taller … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass: The Ugly Duchess, streaming at Northern Light Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the start of The Ugly Duchess, a woman seen from the back walks away from us to approach an elaborate golden altar constructed of mirrors. When you look in the mirror, who looks back? Trevor … Continue reading

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‘Questions that make the house shake with silence’: Something Unspoken streamed at Northern Light. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Northern Light Theatre’s exquisite little streamed version of Something Unspoken, a rarely produced Tennessee Williams’ one-act from the ‘50s, is a bit like a whisper in a bubble. Breathe too hard and it will vanish. In … Continue reading

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Adventures in pandemic theatre: a mystery box, a romantic comedy, a (very) short film fest, and more

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Theatre’s strange, circuitous and sometimes wonderful route through the pandemic, chapter umpteen. Let me tell you about my week. •For three days the mystery box sat on the dining room table, wrapped in silver. Light, but … Continue reading

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Got a couple of minutes? catch a film at the Play The Fool International Short (very short) Film Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Psst.… Wanna have fun, fast, on a blowy pandemic Sunday? I went to an international film festival this morning. And I saw all 12 jury selections, in their entirety, before my second coffee. Surely the world’s … Continue reading

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An ancient vision, a new cosmology: Makram Ayache’s The Hooves Belonged To The Deer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A year of dizzying optics. The walls have both closed in on us — an audience of one wrapped in our own pandemic carapaces in front of our own personal screens — and they’ve blown wide … Continue reading

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Real people reporting from the real world: COVID Collections, a short film online at SkirtsAfire

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As the pandemic grinds on, don’t you find it becomes harder and harder to imagine watching the inevitable outbreak of solo confessional COVID-inspired monologue shows in our collective future? You can conjure them in your mind’s … Continue reading

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Finding your own story: Dana Wylie’s Makings of a Voice at SkirtsAfire

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m right here with you right now,” says Dana Wylie, looking intently right into our eyes at the outset of Makings of a Voice. Against the probabilities and across the screen (the defining demarcation of the … Continue reading

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Fun with Greeks: Orestes, “a live online mythic adventure” from Tarragon Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Home Sweet Homepage.” In a new and witty Orestes, premiering in a livestream production by Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, the House of Atreus, world’s most famous dysfunctional family is online with you (hey, just like your own … Continue reading

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