Tag Archives: Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Engaging comedy from Egypt! 7 Days, a guest Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

7 Days (Venue 36, La Cité Auditorium) By Alan Kellogg Clothes are scattered all over the floor and  two brothers are variously sacked out on a desk and a bed in their modest apartment. The door knocks a few times and … Continue reading

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The Lear sisters host ‘a celebration of life’: Queen Lear Is Dead, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Queen Lear Is Dead (Stage 46, Strathcona Baptist Church) The premise is downright fascinating: While King Lear is busy running the family business, the kingdom, and all that, and playing his daughters off against each other, … Continue reading

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Canadian history in motion: The Flying Detective, a guest Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

The Flying Detective (Venue 1, Westbury Theatre) By Alan Kellogg If there is a downside to Fringelandia, it is that economics, time and generally good sense militate against staging lavish productions, although inventive set design can spring from the most modest … Continue reading

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Theatre beyond words and the imaginative allure of ragmop theatre: A Can of Worms, a guest Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

A Can Of Worms (Venue 37, Auditorium at Campus Saint-Jean) By Alan Kellogg Here is Vancouver’s ragmop theatre – aka Nayana Fielkov and Matthew “Poki” McCorkle — returning to the Edmonton Fringe in a brand new work that will strengthen … Continue reading

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And the dinos sing and dance: Triassic Parq, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Triassic Parq (Venue 17, the Roxy on Gateway) By Alan Kellogg Among other winning attributes, the Edmonton Fringe affords audiences the chance to witness previously produced shows unlikely to be staged here during the regular theatre season (if there is … Continue reading

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We are all predators: The Trophy Hunt, a Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Trophy Hunt (Stage 17, Roxy on Gateway) Life is a safari. Tracking, stalking, embracing the thrill of danger to go in for the kill … this new play, a very odd triptych of monologues by … Continue reading

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Touring Moscow with the Devil. The Master & Margarita: The Remix, a Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Master & Margarita: the remix (Stage 35, La Cité francophone theatre) It can’t possibly be by coincidence that Seattle’s theatre simple has returned after 22 years to their vivid stage version of The Master & … Continue reading

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A clown in the gender war: Larry. A Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Larry (Stage 36, La Cité Auditorium) Larry is one of those shows that will make you laugh, out loud and often, for reasons that you will never be able to quite explain to others. Or even to … Continue reading

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“Do you know who I am?”: 13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene,” a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene” (Stage 1, Westbury Theatre) The story that spawned 13 Dead Dreams of “Eugene” is downright unnerving. A man is found dead in a ditch in small-town Ohio; his unidentified unburied corpse … Continue reading

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A winning homage to one of the greats: Coat of Many Colours, a guest Fringe review by Marc Horton

Coat of Many Colours (Stage 41, CKUA Performance Space) By Marc Horton In country music there’s Patsy and Loretta, Emmylou and Reba, Kitty and Skeeter, Naomi and Winonna, Tammy, Shania and Trisha. Fans are on a first-name basis with them … Continue reading

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