Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe 2018

The acquisition of, well, in a word, joy! A Lesson in Brio, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Lesson in Brio (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) The verdict is out on whether charm or perfect pitch, any more than a first-rate digestion, can be learned. But Stewart Lemoine’s A Lesson Brio, very timely in … Continue reading

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An experiment in other selves: Rig Pig Fantasia, a 12thnight Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rig Pig Fantasia (Stage 1, Westbury Theatre) An eerie boreal forest of tall swaying translucent trees hangs from the sky. Sometimes they’re skeletal, backlit by an ominous red glow. Sometimes they seem to glow from within, … Continue reading

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A dark night of the soul on the 24-hour news cycle. Tragedy: A Tragedy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tragedy: A Tragedy (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre The title’s a tip-off — and media types should permit themselves a little wince of apprehension. Yup, they take it in the neck in the sharp and funny parody … Continue reading

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Breaking the rules of love, Red Bastard: Lie With Me. A guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

Red Bastard: Lie With Me (Stage 11, Nordic Studio Theatre) The Red Bastard is a white-faced, red-eyed beast in a unitard with a balloon-stuffed midriff. He jumps, dances, slurps, spins, shouts, cackles, and snorts across the stage trying to understand … Continue reading

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The Tudor period: heads of state in wigs. 2 Queens & A Joker: A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2 Queens & A Joker (Stage 17, The Roxy on Gateway) It’s been a while (OK, a decade) since Guys in Disguise, those flamboyant cultural historians, applied themselves to the Tudor period, famous for its strong … Continue reading

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