Tag Archives: Cardiac Theatre

The year in podcast dramas: The Alberta Queer Calendar Project

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lately I feel like I’m constantly on the edge of a vortex. Swimming. Trying to keep my head above water.” — Local Diva, Liam Salmon In January when his “one-person drag queen drama” premiered in podcast … Continue reading

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The Roseglen Trilogy: the final instalment. The Blue Hour launches the 2020 SkirtsAfire Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The award-winning Michele Vance Hehir play that launches the ninth annual SkirtsAfire Festival Thursday at the Westbury Theatre takes us to place we’ve been before. Welcome to Roseglen, a small fictional prairie town that we’ve visited … Continue reading

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KaldrSaga: the secret lives of gods and heroes in Cardiac’s genial storytelling pub show. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Tell me a story” (preferably “funny but dark”). And make it snappy. Hey, what are friends for? In KaldrSaga: A Queer Tavern Drama For A Midwinter’s Night, Harley Morison’s free-wheeling new pub show for Cardiac Theatre, … Continue reading

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Hoist a pint, tell a tale: Cardiac Theatre’s KaldrSaga at The Almanac

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the dead of winter in dark northern cities, humans put on their boots and gravitate to pubs. There they congregate, hoist beer, and tell tales.  That time-honoured oral tradition is honoured in the play/ storytelling … Continue reading

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And so it begins, the new theatre season. Edmonton has play dates, and here’s a teaser!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out … sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty….” Matilda. In Matilda, the joyously subversive musical spun from Roald Dahl’s novel, our activist eight-year-old … 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 the theatre season continues: take your seats people, Act II is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.… The theatre season isn’t ending; that’s not how the calendar works. There’s still Act II, and it’s about to begin. It’s the moment to cast aside regrets and look forward. What looks … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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The new theatre season begins: hey, Edmonton has play dates!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “And the wall keeps out the enemy/ And we build the wall to keep us free….” —Hadestown In Hadestown, the Broadway-bound musical whose out-of-town opening happens at Edmonton’s largest playhouse the Citadel (Nov. 11 to Dec. … Continue reading

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