Tag Archives: Collin Doyle

Something tells me it’s all happening at the zoo: The Zoo Story, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Zoo Story (Stage 17, Roxy on Gateway) The struggle between what’s socialized and what’s primal about us human animals: that’s what propels the one-act that rocketed Edward Albee into the forefront of American theatre two … Continue reading

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A man, his ghosts, his dog, his quest for meaning: Terry and the Dog, a review of Collin Doyle’s mysterious new play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m trying to find meaning here,” Terry tells us in the very first line of Terry and the Dog. It’s a theme he’ll return to at the end, and regularly in between. So are we all, … Continue reading

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The curious incident of Terry and the Dog: the new Collin Doyle premieres at Edmonton Actors Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the archive of Edmonton Actors Theatre — an award-winning indie company with a solemn name but wildly playful theatrical appetites — there’s everything but the kitchen sink. There’s a a gleeful, insurrectionist satire, Fatboy. There’s … Continue reading

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Where did the time go? Nighty-night at the Slumberland Motel: a review of Collin Doyle’s comedy, premiering at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What is a salesman but a teller of stories and a purveyor of dreams? Willie Loman knew it. And so does Edward, the more optimistic half of the pair of travelling vacuum cleaner salesmen who find … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about the two salesmen? Collin Doyle’s Slumberland Motel premieres, at Shadow

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I always seem to write old guys,” laughs playwright Collin Doyle. Now just into his 40s, Doyle wonders if he’s getting to be one.  Doyle, whose keynote in conversation is a self-deprecating  blend of wry and … Continue reading

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The Shadow knows: Collin Doyle’s Slumberland Motel premieres next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stellar news for Edmonton theatre-goers! After 11 years of being an “exciting prospect,” Collin Doyle’s long-awaited Slumberland Motel will actually arrive on stage next season — at Shadow Theatre. Billed as “a road-weary comedy,” the 2006 … Continue reading

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