Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

Found: the festival of surprising encounters is back to live performance

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Searching for a find at Found…. It’s the 10th anniversary of a festival that has taken audiences to unexpected encounters with art and artists — in places they never expected to find themselves. The unconventional engagement, … Continue reading

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Backyard Bard, live and on demand: the Freewill Shakespeare Festival brings the plays to you

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You can have a fling with Shakespeare this summer. And, hey, he’ll come to your place to hang out. As they announced on Will’s 457th birthday April 23, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival has had to take … Continue reading

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Teatro La Quindicina’s 2021 summer season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It being summer (to put it mildly), and Teatro La Quindicina’s particular time of year par excellence, the company is back in rehearsal. Yes, real actors in an actual theatre, the Varscona in Strathcona. “And it … Continue reading

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‘A little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community’: the Sterling Awards go digital Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s our little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community,” says Kristi Hansen of the digital 34th annual Sterling Awards, free online Monday night. In “a wild year” for live theatre, the awards, named for theatre … Continue reading

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A real live in-person season at the Citadel, starting this summer. The Citadel welcomes audiences back to the big brick playhouse

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back live —starting small in August and getting bigger —  in a real live in-person season. At a well-named online Happy Hour Thursday, Citadel artistic director Daryl Cloran announced a big line-up of 10 … Continue reading

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Rocko and Nakota: star storyteller Josh Languedoc is back for National Indigenous Peoples Day

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It sits differently in my body, in my voice,” says Josh Languedoc, musing on his widely travelled solo show Rocko and Nakota: Tales From The Land. “Something has shifted this time around.” It’s been that kind … Continue reading

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Breaking out of our cages: Night from Major Matt Mason in Rundle Park. A review..

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rundle Park on a cloudy night is an eerie place. A network of cement roads and parking lots, all abandoned. They seem to be holding at bay the woods, the dark tangle of trees, the taller … Continue reading

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‘A Fringe Event’: what to expect as the Fringe goes back to its roots

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Solstice … yeah whatever. It’s impossible to think of summer without visions of the Fringe, dancing in the outskirts of your brain and gradually moving in for full occupancy. In the four decades they’ve been entwined, … Continue reading

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And they’re back live in 2022: Shadow announces a live season for January

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Seasons announced and un-announced and re-announced (with modifications); shows scheduled and delayed, cancelled and pivoted…. The story of Edmonton theatres for the last 14 months is a narrative of optimism up against caution. As the Shadow … Continue reading

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A rollercoaster year for high school theatre (with productions to match)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s been a rollercoaster year.” — Everybody In a strange year-plus that’s all but stolen theatre’s go-to all-purpose show descriptor, the rollercoaster, there’s something witty (not to say unnervingly à propos) about the macabre little indie … Continue reading

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