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In a cabaret past the end of the world, Roy Versus The Red Baron. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Roy Versus The Red Baron (Stage 35, L’UniThéâtre) In an officer’s mess past the end of the world, where history goes to let down its hair and have a few drinks, two mortal enemies of a … Continue reading

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Fun at the apocalypse, and a Fringe discovery for reviewer Todd Babiak! Today, For Now, a review

Today, For Now (Stage 7, Yardbird Suite) We are haunted by a prospect of a huge asteroid hitting the earth and killing everyone. Why? Maybe the dinosaurs. Maybe because we are sickos. Writers and directors have addressed themselves to the … Continue reading

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The lost dreams of Roseglen: One Polaroid, the last of the trilogy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca One Polaroid (Stage 9, Telus Phone Museum) What happens to golden moments and lost dreams anyhow? Judging by Michele Vance Hehir’s Roseglen plays, they linger in in the air of small prairie towns, contribute to sunsets, … Continue reading

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The Coldharts are back, with another shivery show: Eddie Poe, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Eddie Poe (Stage 37, Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean) Brooklyn-based “minimalist music theatre artists” The Coldharts (Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan) are back with the second instalment of a triptych of their shows inspired by the Edgar Allan Poe semi-autobiographical doppelganger short … Continue reading

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Let the experts make you laugh: TEDxRFT, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

TEDxRFT(Stage 11, Nordic Studio Theatre) A TED talk, if you have escaped the phenomenon, is an opportunity for someone who knows a lot about something to talk about it for twenty minutes, usually without notes, usually with slides. These are … Continue reading

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A timely look at a hot topic: Wellspring, a guest 12thnight.ca Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Wellspring (Stage 13, Old Strathcona Public Library) From Edmonton’s fearless Frente Theatre Collective, the same folks who brought us a play about tailings ponds, here is a meditation on fracking. Even largely unrepentant lefties like yours truly might try to toss … Continue reading

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A century after its premiere, The Soldier’s Tale comes to the Fringe. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Soldier’s Tale (Stage 5, King Edward School) A Fringe Tale. A multi-disciplinary cross-section of talents — a symphony orchestra conductor, seven professional musicians, three actors, a dancer — gather on a a stage in a small … Continue reading

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Flying too near the sun: Scorch. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Scorch (Stage 28, The Playhouse) This absorbing, moving little solo play, by the Irish writer Stacey Gregg, was inspired by a real U.K. court case in which a teenager was found guilty of “gender fraud” for … Continue reading

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Surveillance and the modern corp: Contractions, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Contractions (Stage 13, Old Strathcona Public Library) What makes this chilling tightly-wound little Brit two-hander so horrifying is its smooth plausibility. At every step of the way, it sounds exactly like like the kind of corporate … Continue reading

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A gentle, playful musical folktale for little kids: Fossegrim & Nøkk, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

Fossegrim & Nøkk (Stage 6, Strathcona Community League) An adventurous little girl named Saga is burdened by an unadventurous mother. All Saga can do is sing to herself, at night, about the magical world outside her bedroom window. Until a … Continue reading

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