Tag Archives: Edmonton indie theatre

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play: A wild ride through the evolution of pop culture. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The End. So. What then? There’s something indestructible, maybe even sustaining, about the collective act of storytelling. Something viral, in the bloodstream, possibly toxic and radioactive, that can outlast apocalypses. When society shatters completely and we’re … Continue reading

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Strange, playful, and of this moment: The Skin Of Our Teeth from Bright Young Things. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s strange, it’s playful. And it gets right to the heart of the dark, chaotic, freak-out of the present moment.  That’s The Skin Of Our Teeth, the high-spirited, anarchic, category-resistant 1942 “comedy” (for want of a … Continue reading

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“Have you milked the mammoth?” Thornton Wilder’s The Skin Of Our Teeth, the wildest play of the season. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The weirdest, wildest play of the season — let’s be bold and call it in advance — is opening tonight on the Varscona stage. It’s not new, though it feels like it might be. The Skin … Continue reading

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Heather Inglis is Workshop West Playwrights Theatre’s new artistic producer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Workshop West Playwrights Theatre has a new “artistic producer.”  She’s Heather Inglis, the founder and artistic director of the adventurous Edmonton-based indie company Theatre Yes. With the departure of Vern Thiessen after five years as artistic … Continue reading

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E Day: Jason Chinn’s new political comedy inspired by the 2015 election sweep

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “How did we get here?” Playwright Jason Chinn remembers a night four years ago, a night like no other in Alberta. And since he was volunteering with the campaign that swept Rachel Notley’s NDP into office, … Continue reading

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The uneasy geometry of the love triangle: Pinter’s Betrayal. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I think I thought you knew,” says a man to his oldest friend in one of In one of the most quietly unnerving scenes you’re ever likely to see onstage. In Betrayal, Harold Pinter’s infinitely clever … Continue reading

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The curious incident of Terry and the Dog: the new Collin Doyle premieres at Edmonton Actors Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the archive of Edmonton Actors Theatre — an award-winning indie company with a solemn name but wildly playful theatrical appetites — there’s everything but the kitchen sink. There’s a a gleeful, insurrectionist satire, Fatboy. There’s … Continue reading

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Battle of the bone hunters: The Bone Wars is Punctuate!’s biggest show yet

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Bone Wars wasn’t always going to be theatre for grown-ups to take kids to. Far from it.    Punctuate! Theatre, after all, got its raison d’être, and exclamation point, tackling plays about the conflicted descendants … Continue reading

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The end of the line in Dublin by night: the poetry of Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Irish triptych: Three brick gangways, with the sinister look of  autopsy slabs waiting for a body, up against three brick walls that tip forward and loom. Eerie industrial white noise as static in a dark theatre. … Continue reading

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