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The Mountaintop: a human portrait of a hero and the landscape of dreams, at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Like most men you ain’t gone be able to finish what you started. — The Mountaintop The play that launches Shadow Theatre’s delayed three-play live season Thursday is named for one of Martin Luther King’s most … Continue reading

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The Hunchback Variations: the quest for the elusive. Meet director Davina Stewart

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The comedy that opens Friday in a Northern Light Theatre production starts in absurdity, a concept that’s taken a beating from reality, times being what they are. Start with this: The Hunchback Variations is a panel … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Theatre: back live, and back on their home turf in Old Strathcona

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rapid Fire Theatre has a new home for the new year. The agile Edmonton improv company, 41 seasons old (but young at heart), de-camped this week from downtown and moved back to their traditional stomping ground, … Continue reading

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Getting excited about Edmonton theatre in 2022, a how-to guide

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I sometimes have to wonder if my annual ‘what to look forward to in theatre’ piece in January has become speculative fiction in our pandemical world. A universal disclaimer seems to hang over everything like ice … Continue reading

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Richard Gishler: Edmonton theatre has lost part of its story and its heart

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A hard year in theatre got harder still in December. With the passing this month of actor/ playwright Richard Gishler, at 74, this theatre town has lost some of its lustre: part of its origin story, … Continue reading

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2021: the year Edmonton theatre returned to live (part one)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In theatre, 2021 is a year that isn’t ending as it began. It was more than half over when The Pivot pivoted. Live performance gradually, cautiously ventured out of its online exile, where it had creatively … Continue reading

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Merry, merry … further suggestions for your holiday entertainment this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This is the week you can get Santa to say Merry Christmas to you in a language of your choice — for $4.38 (including fees). It’s also the week you can go backstage in the notoriously … Continue reading

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Sharing the story: a new version of Lake of the Strangers opens the Fringe Theatre season on stage and screen

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the play you’ll see Saturday night — either live on Fringe Theatre’s Westbury stage or live-streamed on Fringe TV from there — you’ll meet two little Indigenous brothers, 10 and seven. They’re out on a … Continue reading

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A windfall for actresses: Brad Fraser’s 5@50 at Walterdale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens Wednesday live on the Walterdale stage does something rare in theatre. In a world where aging is a vanishing act for women artists, Brad Fraser’s 5@50 provides a windfall: five big, juicy … Continue reading

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A shared responsibility for human happiness: A Christmas Carol is back at the Citadel, live. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Snow’s a given. Sunset before happy hour, also a given. But in Edmonton it’s never really “beginning to look a lot like Christmas” till A Christmas Carol opens at the Citadel. That’s just the way it … Continue reading

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