Tag Archives: Citadel Theatre

“Reimagining” the Citadel: Daryl Cloran announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Reimagine” is the rallying cry at Edmonton’s largest playhouse as it turns 53 next season. Artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled the upcoming Citadel season, the second he’s fashioned for the company, in the Club cabaret Monday … Continue reading

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Remembering dad: Empire of the Son is an artful memoir of a tempestuous father-son relationship. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “For a long time I did not like my father,” says the puckish, elegantly moustached figure before us in Empire of the Son. Like? Hmmm.… Who among us hasn’t felt the disconcerting ripple of a thought … Continue reading

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A wealth of choices on Edmonton stages this weekend (the groundhog needs to get out more)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The existentialists were right. Our real problem, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t hypothermia. It’s choice. There’s a wealth of possibilities on Edmonton stages: consider the weekend possibilities.  •“Now give three cheers and one cheer more for the … Continue reading

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The complex lives of fathers and sons: Empire of the Son comes to the Citadel Club

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the hit touring show that arrives Thursday in the Citadel Club, a son tells the story of a remote, unapproachable father: his own.  Countries get adopted, and left behind; continents get crossed — and so, … Continue reading

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In an uncertain world, The Humans takes us home for Thanksgiving dinner: a review of the Citadel/ Canadian Stage production

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I wish you had more of a view,” says a mother to her irritated younger daughter in The Humans, surveying the alley from the sole window of a run-down duplex in lower Manhattan. Later in Stephen … Continue reading

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At the Citadel, a new focus for developing new plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fun of a block party is the unpredictable  mix of people who live in proximity, get included, and show up to play. Block Party is the nickname, and “community” the theme of the inaugural edition … Continue reading

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The terrors of family life: Jackie Maxwell directs The Humans at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I thought I’d be settled by my age, but, man, it never ends…. Dontcha think it should cost less to be alive?” Now there’s an open-ended question for the angsty existentialists among you. It’s put to … 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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Surprise! A holiday theatre quiz

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Curl up, wear thermal socks, check out our review of 2017 theatre highlights, and try our detoxifying winter theatre quiz.  What sport is studied, in detailed and scholarly fashion, in the Stewart Lemoine comedy Shocker’s Delight, … 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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