Tag Archives: Citadel Theatre

Three days from opening, Mary’s Wedding is on hold at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca After a day of investigating the implications of the Alberta government’s perplexing new restrictions announced Tuesday afternoon, the Citadel Theatre has decided to postpone its upcoming live production of Mary’s Wedding: A Metis Love Story, which … Continue reading

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So, is he married yet? A Brimful of Asha, live at the Citadel. A 12thnight review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You are here,” the engaging title character tells us with a smile at the start of A Brimful of Asha, “to help me sort out my son.”  The son smiles too, and rolls his eyes. In … Continue reading

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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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A Brimful of Asha: a son, a mother, and a culture gap onstage at the Citadel. Meet co-creator and Canadian theatre star Ravi Jain.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of an emerging theatre career must be in want of a wife. (A wife arranged by his mother). We now take you back a … Continue reading

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Hands across the border: the Citadel and a Chicago international new play festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tonight at 6 p.m., Zoom brings us, live, an unusual collaboration, cross-border in both its production and subject matter. A Distinct Society, by the Canadian-born New York-based playwright/director Kareem Fahmy, who’s of Egyptian extraction, represents Canada … Continue reading

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A Brimful of Asha: the generation gap in living colour onstage at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Nobody knows better than your mom what you should be doing that you aren’t doing, or what you shouldn’t be doing that you are doing, or what you’re putting off doing (like getting married before it’s … Continue reading

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An Exceptional Night In With Lucy Darling: get Zoomed on magic and mixology

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For an awful moment, says Lucy Darling brightly, “I thought this was one of those terrible juice box events!” No fear, my (socially distanced) friends. When you’re a guest at L.D.’s magic comedy show An Exceptional … Continue reading

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The Horizon Series LIVE! At the Citadel, the return to live continues

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lights up. Gather ‘round (in a socially distanced way, of course). The Citadel continues its return to live in-person performance with the three-show series announced Thursday. Horizon Series LIVE! is a trio of small-cast productions programmed … Continue reading

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And back to the live! a horizon-expanding experiment at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca On Friday March 13 I went to the theatre — the Varscona, to see Shadow Theatre’s production of Heisenberg, starring Amber Borotsik and Glenn Nelson. I haven’t stepped into a theatre since. Until Saturday night. Which … Continue reading

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Signs of life: live theatre is coming back, with cautious first steps

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back! Very cautiously, of course, experimentally, a little tentatively, with ultra-sanitized jazz hands. And not full-blast: nary a large-scale musical in sight, needless to say. But live theatre is starting to be back … … Continue reading

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