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From Plain Jane, Sweeney Todd in close-up: feel the rage. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You don’t want to think too hard about the dark smudges on the tiled wall. Or that loud industrial metallic grinding noise. Or the Please Remove Your Rubbers sign.  We’re in the spartan break room of … Continue reading

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Up close and chilling: a small-scale Sweeney Todd for our time, from the Plain Janes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd/ He served a dark and vengeful god….” Starting Friday in a small and intriguing downtown space (CO*LAB), up close enough to smell blood, Plain Jane Theatre brings us a small-cast chamber … Continue reading

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Sexual assault, scorched earth, and the fire that burns: Smoke, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Smoke is both of the air and the earth. And so is Elena Belyea’s challenging and elusive play, getting its Edmonton premiere at Co*Lab in a Tiny Bear Jaws production with two casts.   Smoke is … Continue reading

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Where there’s fire there’s … Smoke: assault, consent and gender in a play with two casts

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Smoke, getting its Edmonton premiere Thursday at Co*Lab, a woman opens her apartment door to discover that the past has showed up. Aiden’s -ex is there to confront her about allegations she’s made to a … Continue reading

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‘Orchid, pause recording’: I Don’t Even Miss You, a Tiny Bear Jaws dance musical for a contactless world. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you think that the last two years have kicked the crap out of satire, think what they’ve done to speculative fiction. Or existential crises. With I Don’t Even Miss You, premiering in RISER Edmonton’s 2022 … Continue reading

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I Don’t Even Miss You: love and legacy in a new multi-disciplinary ‘musical’ from Tiny Bear Jaws

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I can never go back to the person I was in 2020,” says Elena Belyea. And the world can’t go back to its old self either. Which brings her to “the central question: What do you … Continue reading

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