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An experiment in other selves: Rig Pig Fantasia, a 12thnight Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rig Pig Fantasia (Stage 1, Westbury Theatre) An eerie boreal forest of tall swaying translucent trees hangs from the sky. Sometimes they’re skeletal, backlit by an ominous red glow. Sometimes they seem to glow from within, … Continue reading

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“I need you like water”: relationships in a time of oil in Last Chance Leduc

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fulcrum of Katherine Koller’s Last Chance Leduc — the third in her Alberta Landworks Trilogy about human relationships destabilized by seismic shifts in industry — is the moment of Alberta’s gold rush. I refer, of … Continue reading

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Katherine Koller’s Last Chance Leduc: marriage on the brink of the boom

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens tonight at the Backstage Theatre is poised at the moment of a dramatic shift — in thinking, in focus, in perspective. In Alberta in 1947, big oil was discovered near Leduc. One … Continue reading

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