Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe Festival

The magic of a delightful play: The Importance of Being Earnest, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

The Importance of Being Earnest (Stage 15, Holy Trinity Anglican Church) Oscar Wilde understood the potential of the English language, to delight, better than almost anyone who came before or after him. This is how we can have two successful … Continue reading

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“Grotesque fun” with Shakespeare: Macbeth Muet and the return of Surreal SoReal. A Fringe preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Grotesque fun,” says Jon Lachlan Stewart. “There’s a lot of laughs in our production. And then there’s not….” He’s talking about Macbeth Muet, a 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s swift and brutal tragedy that dismisses every Forsooth … Continue reading

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The giant Fringe approaches: be very excited. Tickets go on sale at noon today

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tickets go on sale at noon today for Fringe ‘O’ Saurus Rex, the outsized 228-show 37th annual edition of our summer theatre extravaganza, the continent’s first and still biggest fringe festival (Aug; 16 to 26). And … Continue reading

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Big news from 12thnight.ca

  Hello theatre friends! It’s the eve of the Fringe, Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, best idea, and most influential export ever. Live theatre, the most exciting and immediate art form of all, is on our minds! Eighteen months ago, I … Continue reading

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Fringe ‘O’ Saurus Rex, bigger than ever and ready to roar this summer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He’s the monster who started small, rampaged through Old Strathcona like his own pleasure garden, and grew and grew. And he seems to have a history that goes back to the pre- of everything. As announced Wednesday, … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Fringe is a record-buster!

“I have had a most rare dream….” — Bottom the weaver, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rare? It’s been a record-breaking Fringe! By 6 p.m. Sunday, with an evening of fringing to go, the 36th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant 11-day-and-night … Continue reading

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Reprieved: more Fringe holdovers next week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And the Fringe lives on! In addition to the holdovers already announced, you’ve had reprieves on more hot Fringe shows next week. At Holy Trinity Anglican Church: The Receptionist:  A tight tense little black comedy, with … Continue reading

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Dream on! A Midsummer Night’s Fringe has holdovers!

  It’s not time to wake up yet. Some of the hottest shows at A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, the 36th annual edition of our summer theatre bash, are being held over. FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES: At Fringe headquarters, the ATB Financial … Continue reading

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How did we get here? A Quiet Place at the Fringe. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Quiet Place (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) Two men are in a small room that’s completely empty except for a lightbulb and a red chair. One of the games they’re playing to pass the … Continue reading

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Toodle-oo to high school: Rivercity, a new musical premiering at the Fringe. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rivercity The Musical (Stage 26, L’UniThéâtre) “You’re like the sister I never had,” says a certain familiar freckle-faced carrot-top to a certain familiar pony-tailed blonde in Rivercity The Musical. Geez Louise, guys can be such blockheads. … Continue reading

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