Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe Theatre

‘A lovely step back into live performing’: What was it like to be a Fringe artist in 2021? We asked.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For artists, the Fringe has always been an experiment. Does their new show have potential? Will it attract an audience? How will the audience react? Will they get it? Laugh in weird places? In 2021, when … Continue reading

Posted in Features, News/Views | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘A lovely step back into live performing’: What was it like to be a Fringe artist in 2021? We asked.

The finale, an update: The Fringe returned, small but live, and the people came…

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “A grand experiment.” That’s that’s how Megan Dart, Fringe Theatre’s interim executive director, describes this year’s trimmed one-of-a-kind adaptation of the Edmonton Fringe which ends its 11-day run tonight. “Like any good show you don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, News/Views | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The finale, an update: The Fringe returned, small but live, and the people came…

The killer comedy of Die-Nasty, a Fringe review (or thought for the day or discussion point or whatever)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Die-Nasty (Varscona Theatre) Well, this is a bit awkward. I finally caught up mid-week with Die-Nasty, the improvised serial  soap with the late-night Fringe edition that’s actually set at the Fringe and about the Fringe (and … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The killer comedy of Die-Nasty, a Fringe review (or thought for the day or discussion point or whatever)

Living between cultures, with a legacy of secrets: Feast, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Feast (Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) In Feast, you will see an Indigenous man in a T-shirt that says “You Are Living On Stolen Land” dancing gamely with a settler woman to ABBA’s The Winner Takes … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Living between cultures, with a legacy of secrets: Feast, a Fringe review

You’ll laugh (a lot) and wince: The Disney Delusion, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Disney Delusion (Grindstone Comedy Theatre) I don’t know if “wince-laughing” is a term yet in the audience reaction theatre handbook. If not, consider this clever, very funny solo play by and starring Leif Oleson-Cormack to … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on You’ll laugh (a lot) and wince: The Disney Delusion, a Fringe review

The wave, in free-flow dance form: Water, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Water (Westbury Theatre) The creator and the destroyer, the enigmatic element that makes us who we are, floats our boats, and drowns our hopes…. Water is the inspiration (and title) of an imaginative, free-flow new contemporary … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on The wave, in free-flow dance form: Water, a Fringe review

Finding your place in the world: The ADHD Project, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The ADHD Project (La Cité francophone Auditorium) The woman before us onstage is her own best evidence that having ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) has its up sides. The energy of Carlyn Rhamey’s solo show is … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Finding your place in the world: The ADHD Project, a Fringe review

The impossible, pulled off brilliantly: Gordon’s Big Bald Head in MasterThief Theatre, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Gordon’s Big Bald Head: MasterThief Theatre (Varscona Theatre) If there ever was a way to celebrate the return of live fringing to our summer — and simultaneously gloat that Edmonton has something no one else has … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Off the page and onto the stage, with murderous intent: Murder He Wrote, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Murder He Wrote: A Dickens Of An Hour (La Cité francophone theatre) The stories are vividly dramatic, ’tis true. But the translation of Charles Dickens’s rich, descriptive prose style, and his gallery of vivid characters, into … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What are friends for? Everything Is Beautiful, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Everything is Beautiful (La Cité francophone theatre) Two old guys on a park bench: a study in contrast. One is a gloomy gus scowler; one is a determinedly chipper smiler. One accuses restaurant servers of purposely … Continue reading

Posted in Fringe 2021, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment