Tag Archives: Catch The Keys Productions

The experimental spirit lives on in Edmonton theatre, live and in unusual hybrids

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Calling the pandemic an “obstacle” to live theatre, or maybe a “challenge,” is a bit like saying COVID is the flu. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on an art whose raison d’être is the … Continue reading

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Curio Shoppe is home care, Catch The Keys style. Give yourself a fright.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Home care (Catch The Keys-style). “It’s time to haunt your own house,” says a silky voice, coming at us in the dark from the internet ether. As its name suggests, Curio Shoppe, the ingenious joint creation … Continue reading

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Curio Shoppe: taking the nightmare home … to your place

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For 12 years, the creators of Dead Centre of Town have invited us on nocturnal excursions into our own haunted past — the graveyard where our darkest local secrets lie buried. Which is why we’ve found … Continue reading

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Tracks: choose your route in an online theatre adventure from Amoris Projects

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It started out as an ambulatory theatre adventure. Tracks let its audiences loose to wander in an unexpected assortment of rooms and spaces — a theatre box office, dressing rooms, bathrooms, the playwright’s car — to … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for theatre: the long weekend on E-town stages

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s the moment to be thankful for Edmonton’s most captivating arts asset – our theatre scene. Many possibilities are waiting for you this weekend, including a macabre entertainment spun from our own neglected history. And … Continue reading

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Dead Centre of Town unearths our dark civic secrets

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We have a checkered past, my friends. You could say we’re haunted. For a dozen years now, in the season of ghostly chills, Catch The Keys Productions has been taking us on location, into the boneyard … Continue reading

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Chills and thrills in a theatre town: stake out a stage near you

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Uncanny, isn’t it?, how often the words “ordinary nice polite guy-next-door” show up in reports of homicidal rampages? Researcher Eugene Crowley, the noted “mind-hunter,” is in town this week to give a public lecture on the … Continue reading

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Defy gravity at your peril: Dead Centre Of Town XI at Fort Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The principle of “what goes up must come down” as applied to air travel isn’t an entirely comforting thought. Defying gravity might have been a blast for Peter Pan but, trust me, it doesn’t always work … Continue reading

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The fear of flying, and the return of Dead Centre of Town

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ladies and gentlemen, we will be boarding tonight by zone. The dead centre zone. For 11 years now, Catch the Keys Productions has been leading us on nocturnal Halloween expeditions into the macabre, digging in the … Continue reading

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Scare yourself, run away to the circus: Dead Centre of Town X, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even before the fog rolls in at Fort Edmonton Park , an abandoned midway on an autumn night is an eerie sight. An empty skeleton of a ferris wheel, rides without seats, boardwalks across empty fields, a … Continue reading

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