Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival 2018

Rex has done it! A record-busting Fringe came to an end Sunday night

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Fringe‘O’Saurus Rex hasn’t exactly tiptoed through town. Larger-than-life Rex has trampled the records. By Sunday evening’s finale, the 37th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant summer theatre bash crashed through last year’s record-breaker by selling 134,276 tickets … Continue reading

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The brain “spamming itself”: Jem Rolls: I, Idiot, a Fringe review

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Jem Rolls: I, Idiot (Stage 13, Old Strathcona Public Library) At a festival full of people running around using the word “genre” indiscriminately (even though they really just mean sitcom, say, or musical), the quixotic … Continue reading

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Put on your bridal face. Don’t Frown At The Gown, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Don’t Frown At The Gown (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) A monster mother stands like a Colossus (in size 13 pumps) astride the latest from Guys in Disguise, Don’t Frown At The Gown, by the team of … 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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“Peculiar and unusual beauty”: a unique “multi-threat talent” strikes again in Balls of Yarns. A guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Balls of Yarns (Stage 2, Backstage Theatre) Rummaging through my Fringe-necessary man-purse, I happened upon a small piece of blue yarn. I was about to huck it in my ever-bulging waste paper basket, when I stopped. It’s now safely draped over … Continue reading

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