Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe

The Digital Fringe: Chase Padgett’s bright idea for tough times

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Fringe has always been a lab for bright ideas. That’s why the people love it; that’s what it’s for, this bright idea hatched in Edmonton 38 summers ago. So here’s a new one, from Fringe … Continue reading

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Paying the price for crime: A Momentary Lapse, a Teatro comedy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Momentary Lapse (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) Enter, shackled together. In one way A Momentary Lapse is part of the canon of plays that trap deliberately mismatched characters together to see what rapprochement is possible (nun … Continue reading

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Full of sound and fury and signifying … you know. I Hate Shakespeare!, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Marc Horton

By Marc Horton I Hate Shakespeare! (Stage 2, Backstage Theatre) When Hamlet and Laertes face off at the end of Act V and engage in swordplay that will see bodies litter the stage, the would-be ref in the scrap judges … Continue reading

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Surprise! A holiday theatre quiz

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Curl up, wear thermal socks, check out our review of 2017 theatre highlights, and try our detoxifying winter theatre quiz.  What sport is studied, in detailed and scholarly fashion, in the Stewart Lemoine comedy Shocker’s Delight, … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Wooster Sauce

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Wooster Sauce (Stage 14, Holy Trinity Anglican Church) “Now, touching this business of old Jeeves — my man, you know….” With this, Fringe veteran John D. Huston — in just the sort of  spiffing white dinner jacket … Continue reading

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And on my summer holidays … I went to the Winnipeg Fringe

This is just a little note to tell you that I’m about to start posting 12thnight.ca reviews of shows I saw on my excursion last month to the country’s second-largest Fringe festival, in Winnipeg. They’re 16 of the shows you … Continue reading

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All in the family: Ryan history is onstage at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Something big and important, something you could call life-changing, happened to Kate Ryan 31 years ago. And it sheds light, both the theatrical and the personal kind, on why her theatre company, The Plain Janes, is … Continue reading

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You’ll be binging at A MIdsummer Night’s Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca ‘Tis very midsummer madness!” Oops, wrong Shakespeare play. Right spirit. Our upcoming 36th annual Edmonton Fringe Festival, the oldest on the continent and still the biggest, has its signature theme. As announced Thursday, come August 17 … Continue reading

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Consulting the fortune teller at Teatro: let’s ask Mark Meer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was a pungent, not to say eye-watering, debut. Fifteen years ago, an actor/improviser of expandable comic talents got enlisted by Teatro La Quindicina for a new screwball comedy. The play? Vidalia, named for the sweet, … Continue reading

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Teatro turns 35 with a new season of comedies, variously hued

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Oh, it’s beyond fun….”  — Dominica, in The Talking Turk Now, there’s a mantra for a Teatro season. In The Salon of the Talking Turk, the vintage Stewart Lemoine comedy that launches Teatro La Quindicina’s  2017 … Continue reading

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