Welcome to 12thNight.ca

This is where you’ll find my theatre previews, reviews, and features, the plays and the players — a guide to what’s happening onstage in this theatre town. Which is what I’ve been doing for, well, decades at the Edmonton Journal! Now I’ve transported myself exclusively to the online world.

I hope you like the name. I’ve always been attracted to Twelfth Night for the strangeness of Shakespeare’s blend of comedy and tragedy; the raucous and the romantic; melancholy and crazy joy. It’s a “comedy” that’s never neatly resolved; it’s open-ended. One character exits right out of the frame at the end. How weird is that? Madcap and marvellous, mysterious but bold.

That speaks directly to the theatre scene here, I think. The brave, lively and adventurous creators who have given Edmonton its lustre are my inspiration.

I’m at liz.nicholls@12thnight.ca. Don’t be a stranger.

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Image credit: palbo