Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

Grab your headphones and go for a walk: Would You Wander, a nature/ storytelling podcast at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You’ve come to the right place. Exactly where you are…. So c’mon.” – Episode 0, Would You Wander Yesterday I went on a stroll by the river. And there was a friendly voice in my ear. … Continue reading

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Storytelling on film: Artists & Love (The Instagram Miniseries) at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The “let’s see if…” impulse finds a natural home at Nextfest, Edmonton’s 26-year-old festival of artists emerging into professional careers. By personality it’s  a veritable convention of natural multi-disciplinary experimenters. Have a look at the festival’s … Continue reading

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Arkangel: piecing together the mysteries of the past in a small town, sci-fi/horror from Liam Salmon at Nextfest.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hello? Hello, can you hear me?” — Arkangel by Liam Salmon The “sci-fi/ horror play that premieres on the Nextfest virtual MainStage Saturday revels in the elusive, the unknown, the mysterious. Which in a way makes Liam … Continue reading

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Hansel and Gretel go solo in a new digital Alberta Musical Theatre production

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They’re the most famous brother-sister act in the fairy tale canon, joint stars of a cautionary tale about injudicious junk food consumption in the woods.      Now Hansel and Gretel are back together again. Closer … Continue reading

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Nextfest at 26: catching the drift of the new wave of artists, online again for a second year

It’s the eve of Nextfest, the freewheeling multi-disciplinary Edmonton festival that for more than a quarter of a century has sought out, showcased, and celebrated the original creative ideas of the next generation of emerging artists. You’ll meet some of … Continue reading

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Lost sock? Ghost in the garage? Investigators from the Ministry of Mundane Mysteries to the rescue, by phone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What on earth could have happened to my copy of Alice in Wonderland? I’ve looked everywhere. And while we’re on the subject of missing, my polka-dot frame cheap-o sunglasses have been AWOL for 18 months? And … Continue reading

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Solving a mystery, being Hamlet, streaming a play, climbing a mountain, and other theatrical pursuits this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a puzzling world where much has gone way wrong, cause and effect have gone their separate ways, and logic has gone AWOL, there’s satisfaction to be had in collaborating with others to consider evidence and … Continue reading

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A theatrical adventure at home: Mountain Goat Mountain at the Kids Fest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I think you’re going to like it. I really do…. It’s designed, choreographed, and performed by you.” A bright and empathetic eight-year-old (Henrietta Mettler), is leading us through our Act I preparations for a family alpine … Continue reading

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The journey of the outsider: The Ugly Duchess, streaming finale of the Northern Light Theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “That night I dreamt of the faraway land where the ugly women are loved by the blind men, the men that were the pincushions of cupid’s arrows….” The Ugly Duchess by Janet Munsil Direct to you from … Continue reading

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To be or not to be: Hamlet served six ways, from Thou Art Here Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The time is out of joint (I think we can all agree with Prince of Denmark on that). Isolating, infuriating, anxiety-making, rippling with hints of mortality and “the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh … Continue reading

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