Tag Archives: Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Together We Fringe: A Fringe Event. Our beloved summer theatre binge is back, live, and modified for 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This year the Fringe is not going to look and feel like the adrenalized, crazy, big-ass monster you and thousands of your closest friends hang out with day and night in August (you know the rampaging … Continue reading

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The Edmonton Fringe bids farewell to Executive Director Adam Mitchell

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton Fringe Theatre is bidding adieu to its Executive Director. After five years in the demanding administration job atop the company that presents Edmonton’s giant International Fringe Theatre Festival (the country’s oldest, largest, and most influential … Continue reading

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There’s more. Update on the Fringe holdovers: the Grindstone is in

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The “shoulda,” and the “meant to…” regrets that always accompany the end of the Fringe are getting some get some relief this week. As already announced, some of the Fringe’s hottest shows are getting held over … Continue reading

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The Wild Things eat up the box office: a record-crushing Fringe comes to an end Sunday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’ll eat you up we love you so….” — Where The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak The Wild Things have been rampaging through town on a Fringe tear, eating audiences up (or is it vice versa?). … Continue reading

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A last weekend fling with the Fringe: see some shows!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you aren’t just a little amazed to see a long queue of people outside a theatre waiting patiently to see a 1950 absurdist play by Ionesco — at noon, on a weekday — you, my … Continue reading

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The Wild Things aren’t done with you yet: Fringe holdovers next week in three locations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Wild Things haven’t finished with you yet, my theatre-hungry friends. The 38th annual edition of our summer theatre bash might end Sunday night. But you get a reprieve on some of the Fringe hits you … Continue reading

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Juliet writes her own story: Juliet: A Revenge Comedy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Juliet: A Revenge Comedy (Stage 36, La Cité Auditorium) “I don’t think I’m in Verona any more,” says Juliet. No kidding. Funny how possibilities for travel seem to multiply when you don’t die on purpose, at … Continue reading

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Meet Barry, the hipster ‘bot: Artisanal Intelligence, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Artisanal Intelligence (Venue 10, Acacia Hall) By Alan Kellogg Well, here we are, apparently a group of über-hip start-up types, ready to pitched by Jane (Hannah Everett) on a revolutionary new product. It’s Barry, (Drew Carlson) and she (or pick yer … 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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A great story, and a teller to match: Good At Cults, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Alan Kellogg

Good At Cults (Venue 47, The Buckingham) By Alan Kellogg So, we’re in the middle of a job interview, and an attractive late 20s-something-ish (New Yorker Cait Elliot) in a sensible summer dress is verbally punching up her resumé for a … Continue reading

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