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Linda Wood Edwards reimagines a mysterious chapter in our history: The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In December 26, 1921, just outside the small Alberta town of Big Valley, a brothel started by an enterprising woman burned to the ground.Narrow escapes ensued, as duly reported by The Big Valley News that week. … Continue reading

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The trouper, the angel, and the mantra: the show must go on!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a dramatic testimonial to theatre as a collaborative art form, in the grand odds-against “show must go on” tradition, it’s got to be the back story of The Great Whorehouse Fire of … Continue reading

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Reimagining our own lost history: John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca John Ware could do many things in life. He could ride horses too wild for any other man. He could wrestle any rampaging steer into submission, organize a cattle drive, run a ranch, walk through a … Continue reading

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