Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe Theatre

Overcoming Grinch-itude and getting festive: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Could this be you? “You’re a monster, Mister Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of spiders, You have garlic in your soul….”  If your holiday spirit has been eroded by spending time … Continue reading

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From a big bad dangerous world, to us: Evandalism, a surprising original at Fringe Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It wasn’t a promising start to a life: “a little Mexican Indian whose mom and dad didn’t want him.” The guy who stands before us, tattooed and smiling in front of a big magic board, is … Continue reading

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A life transformed by hip-hop: Evandalism opens the Fringe Theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Henry Andrade (aka MC RedCloud) has a story. It’s personal, it’s dramatic, it’s hopeful, it crucially involves hip-hop. And, starting Friday on the Westbury stage, he’s sharing it from the stage in a one-man storytelling performance/show … Continue reading

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A cultural inheritance, a quest, and a haunting: Barvinok launches a tour here

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “The universal desire, the need, desire, to understand who you are, where you came from….” That’s what drew Ukrainian-Canadian playwright Lianna Makuch across the ocean to her ancestral homeland. And that quest was her creative inspiration, … Continue reading

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It’s time to play: a peek at the new Edmonton theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Destination Fringe, with its 95,000 or so tickets sold, was a hint (we deal in big hints here in #yeg. People know what they’ve been missing; they want live in-person theatre experience and the sharing that … Continue reading

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The Fringe, and fringers, are back! The curtain comes down tonight

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If Fringe director Murray Utas is looking a little dazed — a rarefied combo of surprise, delight, and fatigue — who can blame him? It’s the last day of Destination Fringe, the 41st annual edition of … Continue reading

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A last weekend at the Fringe: how did THAT happen? See some shows!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca How on earth did it happen? Amazingly, it’s the final weekend of Destination Fringe. So much theatre, so little time. True, the Fringe has been unfailing creative, non-stop, about not vanishing during The Great Pause. But … Continue reading

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And there’s more … Fringe holdovers next week in two locations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Oh no, it’s true. The Fringe ends Sunday. But if your GPS went wonky and you haven’t managed to arrive at Destination Fringe yet, or your might-have-seen’s haven’t quite materialized, regrets are premature. You’ve had a … Continue reading

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Gathering dreams: Dreamers Cantata, a new revue from the Plain Janes. A Fringe review

Dreamer’s Cantata – A New Revue (Stage 11, Varscona Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What would we do without the Plain Janes?  In addition to their excavations in the corners of the musical theatre repertoire where the forgotten or neglected, … Continue reading

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Insights honed to a knife edge: Horseface, a Fringe review

Horseface (Stage 14, La Cité Auditorium) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the heart of this whip-cracking solo show is a smile — wide, tight-lipped, ambiguously ulterior. This is what seething looks like when it’s smiling. In this funny sharp-eyed solo … Continue reading

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