Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe Festival

Pompeii, L.A.: city of angels, city of ashes. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Pompeii, L.A. (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) Exposés of the arsonist Hollywood machine that makes, then torches, its child stars, ashes to ashes, are a dime a dozen, onstage and screen. Pompeii, L.A. is one of those, … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Kill Shakespeare (well, find him first, then kill him)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Kill Shakespeare (Stage 5 King Edward Elementary School) “Now is the winter of Hamlet’s discontent….” No more of that Danish brooding about dad’s ghost; no more moping around wondering whether to be or not to be. … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Multiple Organism

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Multiple Organism (Stage 36, L’UniThéâtre) A lyrical pas de deux between two horny toothbrushes in love isn’t something you’re likely to see any time soon on the country’s mainstages. Who does that? Which might be reason … Continue reading

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Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls. A guest Fringe review by Todd Babiak

Princess Confidential: Fortress Falls (Stage 11, Studio Theatre) by Todd Babiak The third instalment in the Princess Confidential series, a Fringe favourite, continues the ingenious mash-up of the first two: film noir plus fairy tales. Princess Abigail (Merran Carr-Wiggin) and … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Small Things

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Small Things (Stage 37, Suzanne Thibadeau Auditorium) An old man and an old woman, the two old characters in this chilly 2005 play by the Irish playwright Enda Walsh, sit separately onstage, lost in their … Continue reading

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Chasing Willie Nelson, a guest Fringe review by Marc Horton

Chasing Willie Nelson – A Tribute (Stage 39, CKUA) By Marc Horton What to leave in? What to leave out? In tracing the history of the remarkable and remarkably durable Willie Nelson, should you put in Hello Walls and leave … Continue reading

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Fringe guest review: Beau and Aero: Crash Landing

Beau & Aero: Crash Landing (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) by Todd Babiak An airplane crashes on the stage. Beau (David Cantor) helps his co-pilot Aero (Amica Hunter) to her feet and they do what any incompetent aviators would do. They … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Legoland

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Legoland (Stage 36, L’UniThéâtre) In this oddball, highly entertaining comedy by Victoria’s Jacob Richmond  — which predates another oddball, highly entertaining Richmond, Ride The Cyclone — we meet the Lambs, two precocious home-schooled siblings from the … Continue reading

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Jean-Paul Sartre makes his Fringe debut: a review of No Exit

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No Exit (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) In one way it’s the ne plus ultra of roommate plays: remember those completely incompatible losers you were trapped with for a whole term who are probably in jail by … Continue reading

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Fringe review: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Effect of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon Marigolds (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) At the centre of this ‘60s play (and 1971 Pulitzer Prize winner) by the American writer Paul Zindel, is a mom … Continue reading

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