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Vern Thiessen to leave his post as Workshop West artistic director

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Time to move on,” says Vern Thiessen of his decision after five years to leave his post as artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, effective Aug. 31. He won’t be leaving Edmonton, though. “I need … Continue reading

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A weekend at the theatre in E-town: happy birthday Varscona, A Likely Story, Improvaganza…

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca It’s the weekend in E-Town. So obviously you need to be in a theatre. Have a peek at some of your options. You could… •Go to a theatre party. Three years ago, something dramatic happened to … Continue reading

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On, and above, the stages in Edmonton: a week of possibilities

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The week on, and above, the stages in Edmonton. Consider the possibilities. •Firefly refuses to stay put, in either time or space. Edmonton’s pioneer theatre/ circus company and academy, devoted to defying gravity, is having an … Continue reading

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The week on, and above, Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The week on, and above, the stage in E-town. Consider the possibilities. •Firefly refuses to stay put, in either time or space. Edmonton’s pioneer theatre/ circus company and academy, devoted to defying gravity, is having an … Continue reading

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A year on Edmonton stages: the Sterling Award nominations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A highly unusual coming-of-age coming-out musical in which a cartoonist unravels in flashback frames her mysterious family history proved the top choice of jurors, as the re-vamped 32nd annual Sterling Award nominations were announced Monday at … Continue reading

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Weal Thyman The Third: a bouffon clown show to provoke you at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When you’re creating a bouffon clown show about a grotesque filthy-rich capitalist with businesses, land, money, possessions, sycophants,  and an insatiable appetite for more more more, it’s not as if you have to rack your brains … Continue reading

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A new comedy to launch a new season at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Likely Story, says playwright Stewart Lemoine, “is one of those titles you have to Google because you can’t believe it hasn’t already been used.”  That puckish name, with its tantalizing whiff of skepticism, now belongs … Continue reading

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“The show I needed to see”: Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What’s the show I really needed to see at that age?” That’s the question Mac Brock asked himself at 22, looking back on his 17-year-old self. So he wrote that show. Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest … Continue reading

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What are they up to? Celebrate the next generation of artists at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, what’s happening? What’s new? What’s next? There’s a festival in Edmonton that’s all about the answers. Yes, Nextfest is back in Old Strathcona Thursday for 11 days (and nights) of showcasing and celebrating the next … Continue reading

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All about the playwright: Workshop West celebrates the big 4-oh

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was not one of those storied red carpet openings, where everyone knows that history is being made and dresses accordingly. But then, what little Canadian theatre starts that way? Four decades ago, a sometime playwright/ … Continue reading

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