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Together We Fringe: the second annual live Telethon happens Friday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Last year about this time, we were still reeling from the woulda/coulda been’s — and the heartbreak that the 39th annual Fringe was cancelled. That was a first. And so was the telethon that The Fringe … Continue reading

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The Grindstone is ready to crack you up: the Comedy Fest is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca     In a laughter-parched land, there is hope. After a year of set-backs, re-sets, contortionist pivots and ingenious work-arounds involving the great outdoors in all kinds of weather, the Grindstone Theatre in Old Strathcona launches … Continue reading

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Close encounters of the puppet kind: Puppet Pub Crawl at Found Festival 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For its 10th anniversary edition (and return to live) this weekend, the Found Festival has found … puppets. Seven of them, actually, each with an original tale to tell. We’ll meet them in a Found tour … Continue reading

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Backyard Bard, live and on demand: the Freewill Shakespeare Festival brings the plays to you

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You can have a fling with Shakespeare this summer. And, hey, he’ll come to your place to hang out. As they announced on Will’s 457th birthday April 23, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival has had to take … Continue reading

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‘A Fringe Event’: what to expect as the Fringe goes back to its roots

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Solstice … yeah whatever. It’s impossible to think of summer without visions of the Fringe, dancing in the outskirts of your brain and gradually moving in for full occupancy. In the four decades they’ve been entwined, … Continue reading

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Nextfest at 26: catching the drift of the new wave of artists, online again for a second year

It’s the eve of Nextfest, the freewheeling multi-disciplinary Edmonton festival that for more than a quarter of a century has sought out, showcased, and celebrated the original creative ideas of the next generation of emerging artists. You’ll meet some of … Continue reading

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A theatrical adventure at home: Mountain Goat Mountain at the Kids Fest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I think you’re going to like it. I really do…. It’s designed, choreographed, and performed by you.” A bright and empathetic eight-year-old (Henrietta Mettler), is leading us through our Act I preparations for a family alpine … Continue reading

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Real people reporting from the real world: COVID Collections, a short film online at SkirtsAfire

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As the pandemic grinds on, don’t you find it becomes harder and harder to imagine watching the inevitable outbreak of solo confessional COVID-inspired monologue shows in our collective future? You can conjure them in your mind’s … Continue reading

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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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