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The inheritance of war and the passion for freedom: Alina is a Ukrainian story

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In early 2015, a 19-year-old woman left Kyiv, and everything in her life there — and she went to the front line of the war zone in eastern Ukraine. Alina was not a soldier. She was … Continue reading

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Revenge, cartoon-style: 9 to 5 the musical at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Joy to the girls. The vintage revenge fantasy now charging around the office on the Citadel’s Maclab stage — propelled by Dolly Parton songs and a perennial point about exploitation of women in the work place … Continue reading

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Taking down the boss: 9 to 5 the musical at the Citadel, a preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight. ca Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living….  “It’s joyful, it’s funny, it’s absolutely a revenge story!” says director Rachel Peake of the musical comedy that opens this week at the Citadel, … Continue reading

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Tell Us What Happened: sexual assault and social media, in Michelle Robb’s new play at Workshop West

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The new play that premieres Thursday in Heather Inglis’s Workshop West production invites us into a circle of young female friends who find themselves in crisis in the fraught border country between social media and the … Continue reading

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Reading the signs: The Herd premieres at the Citadel. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The stage is dominated by a stunning screen — glowing, translucent,  undulating like the prairies, with a graceful open-work lattice (Indigenous Tiffany?). In The Herd the boundary between the present and the past, this world and other … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre lives in a haunted world: Erin Shields’ new adaptation at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The opening image of Jane Eyre, currently premiering on the Citadel’s Maclab stage through Sunday, is a solitary little girl reading in a pool of light, enclosed in space by blank window frames. The orphan heroine … Continue reading

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An Indigenous prophecy and a rare birth: The Herd premieres at the Citadel. Meet playwright Kenneth T. Williams

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Herd, premiering this week at the Citadel, is powered by the rarest of rare events: the birth of twin white buffalo calves on a First Nations ranch. It comes attached to a sacred Indigenous prophecy … Continue reading

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The Citadel announces a new Size Large season, led by two new Canadian musicals

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca After two contortionist years of stops and starts, indefinite postponements, cancellations cast hopefully as delays, re-bookings, digital work-arounds, the Citadel Theatre has cheering news. And it’s on a grand scale. “It’s big and it’s busy … … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre steps off the page and onto the Citadel stage, in a new Erin Shields adaptation

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” — Jane Eyre In the new play getting its world premiere at the Citadel Thursday … Continue reading

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Meet the Mischief-makers, creators of comic havoc (witness Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Citadel)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The three creators of Mischief Theatre‘s Peter Pan Goes Wrong were in town last week to watch the North American debut of their 2013 play unleash theatrical chaos on the Citadel mainstage. The trio of Londoners … Continue reading

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