Tag Archives: Edmonton festivals

Finding a new way at Found, the festival of unexpected encounters

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If ever there was a moment in history when artists and audiences have had to find each other in new, experimental, reimagined ways, this has got to be it, my stir-crazy friends. And, hey, Edmonton has … Continue reading

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Let the wild rumpus start: Fringe tickets go on sale at noon today

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And what a wild rumpus it will be…. There’s really no stopping Where The Wild Things Fringe. Tickets go on sale today at noon for the monster 38th annual edition of our summer theatre extravaganza (Aug. … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Gemini

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What can I get you?” It’s a world of first names and smiling informality. It’s where people go to escape their lives temporarily, or take an undemanding break from solitude or commitment. Your secrets are safe; … Continue reading

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And on my summer holidays … I went to the Winnipeg Fringe

This is just a little note to tell you that I’m about to start posting 12thnight.ca reviews of shows I saw on my excursion last month to the country’s second-largest Fringe festival, in Winnipeg. They’re 16 of the shows you … Continue reading

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Edmonton Fringe 2017: a selection of hit return engagements

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca True, the unpredictability factor is built into the 220-show edition of the Edmonton Fringe that opens Thursday. But hits do have a way of showing up again. Will they be back in buffed-up, revised, re-muscled, enhanced … Continue reading

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Edmonton Fringe 2017: what to see at our big summer theatre bash

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So… what looks good? Yes, my friends, the Fringe, Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, is back Thursday, in the town where the continent’s fringe phenom began. A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, the 11 day-and- night 36th annual edition … Continue reading

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Losing yourself at Found, the festival of art in unexpected places

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Unexpected things happen when you take theatre out of theatres.  And we have a festival for that. The Found Festival returns Thursday to Old Strathcona for a sixth annual weekend of strange and surprising encounters, up … Continue reading

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The fine art of the spontaneous: Improvaganza invites the world

    By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca True fact about the big wide world of improv comedy: it’s smaller than you think. It’s the eve of an international comedy festival that will demonstrate this, in ways you didn’t see coming. Rapid … Continue reading

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“A very Nextfest sort of play”: Meet two creators

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What would be the craziest thing that could happen next?” That’s the question — a very Nextfest sort of question — that playwright Ashleigh Hicks asked herself, moment by moment, as she was writing Garnish, premiering … Continue reading

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Get splashed by the new wave of artists: Nextfest is back Thursday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “OMG, it’s the best part of the year!” — Stuart McDougall of In Arms Collective, creators of Nest Hold that thought. It’s the eve of the innovative arts festival that tosses the leading question “so, what’s … Continue reading

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