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Held Over at the Varscona: hit Fringe shows continue con brio next week!

The Varscona Theatre (aka Stage 12) is holding over four of its hot-ticket shows next week, Tuesday through Saturday. There’s Stewart Lemoine’s A Lesson in Brio, of course; it’s part of Teatro La Quindicina’s summer season. There’s also Gordon’s Big … Continue reading

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And the plot thickens: The Real Inspector Hound, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Real Inspector Hound (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) In Tom Stoppard’s cunning 1968 comedy, you’re watching two theatre critics watch a hoary English country manor house whodunit à la Dame Agatha. “Has it started?” wonders one … Continue reading

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A season on Edmonton stages: a look back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the opening scene of Jabberwocky, the latest from the Old Trout Puppet Workshop (at Theatre Network this past season), a drum roll announces the parting of a red velvet theatre curtain. Which opens to reveal … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … and other weekend possibilities on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’ll start with things of a wintry, possibly Yule-ish, tinge, and their antidotes. •If you’ve already had it up to here with the fa-la-la’s even though you’re still eating crappy leftover Halloween candy … If the … Continue reading

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Fun with espionage: Our Man In Havana, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The turquoise paint is fading picturesquely, the shuttered windows are open, laundry is hanging, the light feels warm. Musica cubana is in the air. Batista’s Havana in the ‘50s — as conjured festively by designers Chantel … Continue reading

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I spy with my little eye: Our Man In Havana launches the Varscona Theatre Ensemble

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the comical spy thriller that opens Thursday on the Varscona stage, you’ll see two worlds that (to my knowledge) rarely meet actually collide: the world of espionage and the world of vacuum cleaner sales. In … Continue reading

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The Boo! Revue: the new Varscona Theatre Ensemble says hello Sunday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three of Edmonton’s most inventive little indie theatre companies are forming a trio — in a new umbrella ensemble that will produce a subscription season of shows at the Varscona Theatre. Together, Plain Jane Theatre, Bright … Continue reading

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Jean-Paul Sartre makes his Fringe debut: a review of No Exit

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No Exit (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) In one way it’s the ne plus ultra of roommate plays: remember those completely incompatible losers you were trapped with for a whole term who are probably in jail by … Continue reading

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