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Crime plays: The Ballad of Peachtree Rose, a new thriller from Nicole Moeller, opens the Workshop West season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Who are the monsters?” That’s what playwright Nicole Moeller wonders. It’s what she’s always drawn to wonder in her plays, and the answer is never clear-cut. She asks again in the new high-speed thriller that premieres … Continue reading

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KaldrSaga: the secret lives of gods and heroes in Cardiac’s genial storytelling pub show. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Tell me a story” (preferably “funny but dark”). And make it snappy. Hey, what are friends for? In KaldrSaga: A Queer Tavern Drama For A Midwinter’s Night, Harley Morison’s free-wheeling new pub show for Cardiac Theatre, … Continue reading

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In the land of Pretenderos, a plot of epic proportions: Die-Nasty returns with a Lord of Thrones season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Epic battles, dynastic conflicts and alliances, murderous intrigues, lethal challenges, fierce creatures (in striking character roles), aspirational heroes, ancient grievances, copious references to The Throne, a plot that no one person can fully understand…. Yes, smells … Continue reading

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The thorny issue of Consent: Concrete Theatre steps up

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Was there consent? It’s the timeliest of questions — confusing, contentious, discussable. It’s the stuff of headlines. And it’s the raison d’être of Mieko Ouchi’s Consent, the play that Concrete Theatre has bravely been touring to … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted are back in the ’80s, rockin at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The scene: Tuesday night, and a packed house at the Mayfield. The last time we met them — hey, last year around this time at the Mayfield —  Bill and Ted were erupting from a time-travelling … Continue reading

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A funny and wistful season finale at Teatro La Quindicina: Shocker’s Delight!, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m concerned about our ability to function outside the academic world,” says Julia, a ballroom dance major at the University of Continental North America, to her childhood friend Markus, who’s in philosophy. The college pals are … Continue reading

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A (newly expanded) theatre quiz in honour of summertime!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Repair to your deck, clutch a mojito or an iced latte, and muse on the theatre season: What was the very first play that the Free Will Players produced in Hawrelak Park 29 summers ago? (a) … Continue reading

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As the crow flies: Nicole Moeller’s new play gets under your skin at Azimuth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the first moments of The Preacher, The Princess, And A Crow, a man bursts headlong into a tower room above a street. He triple-locks the door behind him. Jasper is a man under siege. But … Continue reading

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