Tag Archives: Citadel Theatre

En route to Heaven (and Alberta’s Black history), live at the Citadel: meet star Helen Belay

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Getting to Heaven was “a long, winding journey,” says Helen Belay. Belay is not only the star of the Cheryl Foggo play of that name starting its live run on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage Saturday. But … Continue reading

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A real live in-person season at the Citadel, starting this summer. The Citadel welcomes audiences back to the big brick playhouse

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back live —starting small in August and getting bigger —  in a real live in-person season. At a well-named online Happy Hour Thursday, Citadel artistic director Daryl Cloran announced a big line-up of 10 … Continue reading

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Solving a mystery, being Hamlet, streaming a play, climbing a mountain, and other theatrical pursuits this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a puzzling world where much has gone way wrong, cause and effect have gone their separate ways, and logic has gone AWOL, there’s satisfaction to be had in collaborating with others to consider evidence and … Continue reading

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New plays for big stages: Collider, the Citadel’s debut play development festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Line most often heard from Canadian theatre producers by playwrights labouring on new scripts. “Great, but could you make it smaller? How about three actors, better yet two, instead of five?” If ‘think small’ is the … Continue reading

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A theatre to-do list for the week, including a bread and circus combo, kid stuff, costume and video installations, shows to stream

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In week ten thousand of the pandemic, before you actually melt into Netflix and disappear, clicker in hand, put a couple of suggestions on your theatre to-do list. The word ‘fun’ does not go amiss, I … Continue reading

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Making indie theatre just got less lonely: RISER goes national and comes to Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even at the best of times (which I think we can all agree this is not) It’s hard, high-risk work producing indie theatre. Bright creative innovative ideas that find their natural habitat in independent theatre arrive … Continue reading

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A concert for our time: UnCovered 2021 crosses the country on (digital) tour and arrives at Catalyst

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your place. Saturday night. Drinks, snacks, songs. A cross-country meet-up between two of the country’s most distinctive theatre companies. One is Toronto’s Musical Stage Company, a company with a musical theatre heart and a remarkable blue-chip … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s weekend: have some theatre with your champagne

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Let’s try to ignore for the moment the origins of Valentine’s Day as a feast day in honour of a martyr, and, more recently, a massacre. Or the source of a bottomless supply of gummy limericks, … Continue reading

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The Situation We Find Ourselves In, and other theatrical possibilities for your weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And for your cold winter weekend … theatre to the rescue. Yes, there are plays, two-minute films, a new book club — all online, from Punctuate! Theatre, Northern Light, Theatre Network, Play The Fool Festival, Catalyst.  … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: meet designer/scenographer Elise CM Jason in a new 12thnight series

They’re young, bright, and unstoppably creative. And, pandemic be damned, their adaptable, flexible talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. In this 12thnight series you’ll meet some of E-town’s sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, is … Continue reading

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