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Planting seeds for kids theatre: the 17th annual Sprouts Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For 17 springs now, Concrete Theatre has planted new plays for future seasons at their annual Sprouts Festival — and watered them for future seasons. The idea from the start was to stimulate growth in the … Continue reading

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Defying the laws of gravity: Gravity, the cabaret of art and politics, is back Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s happened to the laws of gravity when the world seems upside down? Grave? SNAFU, now officially a verb, has gone TARFUN. Yes, Things Are Really Fucked Up Now. And Monday night at the Westbury Theatre, … Continue reading

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Gender, sexuality, identity: Elena Belyea’s Cleave asks questions

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Elena Belyea thinks about the punchy title of her new play with a certain unmistakeable satisfaction. Cleave, after all, has two completely opposite meanings: to pull together and to wrench apart. Families, those repositories of contradictory … Continue reading

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A legendary clown guru returns to the stage … in a box: Over Her Dead Body at Fringe Theatre Adventures

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’ve been spending a lot of time in a coffin lately,” says Jan Henderson cheerfully. “Talk about rubbing your nose in mortality.”  As a way to celebrate a return to the stage after 25 years, the … Continue reading

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Wakey Wakey! Fringe tickets go on sale today at noon!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I have had a most rare dream….” –Bottom the stagestruck weaver, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Tickets go on sale at noon today for A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, the 36th annual edition of our summer theatre … Continue reading

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