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Breaking out of our cages: Night from Major Matt Mason in Rundle Park. A review..

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rundle Park on a cloudy night is an eerie place. A network of cement roads and parking lots, all abandoned. They seem to be holding at bay the woods, the dark tangle of trees, the taller … Continue reading

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The call of the wild: Night is live ‘drive-by’ theatre from Major Matt Mason

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Dusk is shading into dark, the break-out time. And the wilderness is encroaching. The solo play that opens late twilight Thursday in Rundle Park invites us into the mind of a person who feels themself straining … Continue reading

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Unwrapping an adventure: La Boîte Sensorielle delivers a box to your place

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Life can be full of surprises. You, my friend, are going to get a mysterious package delivered to your door. It’s wrapped; it has your name on it. But you mustn’t open it until  showtime a … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s weekend: have some theatre with your champagne

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Let’s try to ignore for the moment the origins of Valentine’s Day as a feast day in honour of a martyr, and, more recently, a massacre. Or the source of a bottomless supply of gummy limericks, … Continue reading

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Sandy Moser: mask-maker to the stars

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Live theatre gave Sandy Moser the big-M Moment that turned everything around for her. And she’s returning the favour, though she’d never put it that way in a million years. “What would I be doing otherwise?” … Continue reading

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Do not ask for whom the Belles toil (a tale of two actors, two theatres, two cities, and a show): A Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They met 17 years ago as kids in the single-digit age bracket, in a show that would be a life-changer for both of them. They each landed a high-impact role in the two-year-old production, big and … Continue reading

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And here it is: the 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition shortlist

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The venerable Alberta Playwriting Competition, 53 years old, has announced this year’s shortlist of plays, three from Edmonton three from Calgary. The list is culled, by a three-person jury, from a wealth of submissions, some 43 … Continue reading

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The sounds of revolution: The Listening Room, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a piece of theatre that owed star billing to the sound designer, it’s Cardiac Theatre’s premiere production of The Listening Room, by Calgary-based Michaela Jefferey. Everything about the premise depends on sound: … Continue reading

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Across the universe: salvaging the sounds of the past in The Listening Room

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box; they tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe – The Beatles It’s the turn of the next century. And in the post-apocalyptic desert … Continue reading

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And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? A haunting new show from The Old Trouts at Theatre Network: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the start of Jabberwocky there’s a momentous drum roll, and a classic old-school red velvet theatre curtain parts — to reveal another. Which parts to reveal … another. Which…. Ah yes, layers of anticipation and further … Continue reading

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