Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

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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As the crow flies: Nicole Moeller’s new play gets under your skin at Azimuth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the first moments of The Preacher, The Princess, And A Crow, a man bursts headlong into a tower room above a street. He triple-locks the door behind him. Jasper is a man under siege. But … Continue reading

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Exit, pursued by a crow: Nicole Moeller’s new play asks tough questions

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Jasper has to save the princess.” When Nicole Moeller follows the thread of her new play back back back to its birthplace, that’s the line she heard in her head. Intriguing, yes, and not just because … Continue reading

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Concrete plans for a big upcoming season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s no coincidence that the most influential and travelled show in Concrete Theatre history has a title with a question mark: Are We There Yet?. For the 28-year-old Edmonton theatre, devoted to exploring the thorniest social … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Dragons, and other theatrical matters

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Nerd Alert: Saturday is Dungeons & Dragons night at Rapid Fire Theatre. Actually, every Saturday in May is Dungeons & Dragons night at Rapid Fire Theatre. Mark Meer, a veritable scholar of nerd-ly arcana, game theory … Continue reading

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The Virgin, The Whore, Something In between: Northern Light announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Next season Northern Light Theatre and L’UniThéâtre will share the premiere of a new play by Edmonton’s Cat Walsh, a playwright who specializes in the dark-unto-macabre end of the comedy spectrum. Trevor Schmidt’s production of Do … Continue reading

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The Shadow knows: Collin Doyle’s Slumberland Motel premieres next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stellar news for Edmonton theatre-goers! After 11 years of being an “exciting prospect,” Collin Doyle’s long-awaited Slumberland Motel will actually arrive on stage next season — at Shadow Theatre. Billed as “a road-weary comedy,” the 2006 … Continue reading

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The two person, six gun, many power ballad musical: Bonnie and Clyde at Northern Light: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Northern Light Theatre director/designer Trevor Schmidt is something of a wizard of witty theatrical transformations. With Bonnie & Clyde the two person six-gun musical, the Northern Light season finale, his proven ingenuity has a double challenge. … Continue reading

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Hey, emerging audience! it’s a weekend to go out to the theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s always anticipation in theatre, as there should be, about  “emerging” playwrights, directors, actors. There are whole festivals devoted to them, like the upcoming 2017 edition of Nextfest. Leave aside for another day the tricky question … Continue reading

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