Tag Archives: Calgary theatre

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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Beware the Jabberwock: the Old Trout Puppet Workshop is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/ The jaws that bite, the claws that catch…. You can’t help noticing. There’s a storybook rabbit on a chair, head only and larger than life, gazing balefully into the mid-distance. His body … Continue reading

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The making of a (black) cowboy legend: John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He was a high rider, a figure carved from the X-large dimensions of Western mythology. A late 19th century Alberta cowboy of extraordinary  skill and savvy, capable of startling feats of agility, daring, horsemanship. What young … Continue reading

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