Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe 2021

Celebrating the return of actors to the stage: Freewill’s Much Ado About Nothing, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Much Ado About Nothing (Freewill Shakespeare Festival on the Vanta Outdoor Stage) For the first time in a 32-summer history, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival has arrived at the Fringe — and it’s in runners, carrying a … Continue reading

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It’s Fringe Eve, the moment to consider intriguing prospects in a year to experiment

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s Fringe Eve (the night the green onion fairy leaves a special stay-awake pill under your pillow). And lordie lordie, our giant summer alternative theatre extravaganza is turning 40. The big four-oh? During a pandemic? A … Continue reading

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Deafy at the Fringe: changing the landscape for Deaf theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was one of those theatre collaborations that start, like so many others, at a closing night party in the wee hours (after copious drinks). And like so many set in Edmonton, it included the fateful … Continue reading

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Will goes fringing: Freewill Shakespeare Festival takes their resident playwright to the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For more than three decades, they’ve camped out in the river valley every summer with the world’s most famous playwright. And they’ve shown off their artist-in-residence in big full-bodied productions under the Heritage Amphitheatre canopy. For … Continue reading

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Making real space: péhonán, a venue for Indigenous artists at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The name, in Cree, means “meeting place.” That’s how Josh Languedoc explains pêhonân, the Fringe incarnation of the Roxy on Gateway (temporary home of Theatre Network). “And not just gathering…. It’s a waiting place that’s welcoming, … Continue reading

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