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Insights honed to a knife edge: Horseface, a Fringe review

Horseface (Stage 14, La Cité Auditorium) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the heart of this whip-cracking solo show is a smile — wide, tight-lipped, ambiguously ulterior. This is what seething looks like when it’s smiling. In this funny sharp-eyed solo … Continue reading

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And put your hands together for … Jesus Teaches Us Things, a Fringe review

Jesus Teaches Us Things (Stage 16, Sue Paterson Theatre, Campus Saint Jean) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You’ve got to hand it to Jesus. He’s more famous for his exits, right? (well, exit singular really). But the guy really knows how … Continue reading

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Inner critics be gone! Ellie Heath takes charge in Fake n’ Bake, a Fringe review

Fake n’ Bake (Stage 28, Lorne Cardinal Theatre at the Roxy) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a solo show for a likeable, vivacious woman, who arrives onstage to tell us a story, wow, trailing her own personal Greek chorus. They’re … Continue reading

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Celebrating a vibrant culture erased by homophobia: The Pansy Cabaret from Guys in Disguise, a Fringe review

The Pansy Cabaret (Stage 27, Nancy Power Theatre at the Roxy) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You just can’t go through the world assuming that drag shows will have overtures that are collections of vintage jaunty Edwardian songs played from a … Continue reading

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The underwater world of depression: Pressure, a Fringe review

Pressure (Stage 28, Lorne Cardinal Theatre at the Roxy) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Grace has somehow lost her footing on terra firma. She’s underwater, immersed in another element, fathomless, paralyzing, pressurized, where the ordinary rules of engagement do not apply. … Continue reading

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‘There’s always a heartbeat’: the original magic of Salsa Lesson, a Fringe review

Salsa Lesson (Stage 25, Spotlight Cabaret) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It may be true, as the singer tells us, that “there’s always a heartbeat even when you can’t hear it.” But you can, you can…. The irresistible rhythms of salsa … Continue reading

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A girls weekend in Sin City: what could go wrong? Destination Vegas, a Fringe review

Destination Vegas (Stage 1, Westbury Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The premise of Trevor Schmidt’s new comedy is right there, amusingly (in front of a cactus) for all the world to see, from the first lights-up moment of Destination Vegas.  … Continue reading

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From the shower into the fray: Underbelly, a Fringe review

Underbelly (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Some days are like that, don’t you find? What starts gaily with singing in the shower has a way of turning into a day when your monster hat becomes an actual … Continue reading

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Redemption in the loop of time: How I Met My Mother, a Fringe review

How I Met My Mother (Stage 16, Sue Paterson Theatre at Campus Saint-Jean By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight,ca As we know from the moment in history we’ve touched down in, something’s gone haywire with time. It stands perfectly still, awaiting the … Continue reading

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Madcap and moving: The Margin of the Sky from Teatro, a Fringe review

The Margin of the Sky (Stage 11, Varscona Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s somehow fitting that this 2003 Stewart Lemoine comedy about the mystery of inspiration and creation is revived by Teatro La Quindicina as the finale of their … Continue reading

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