Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

Sleuth: a vintage thriller at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a tricky business to give a theatre audience a spine-tingle of suspense, clenches of tension, periodic jolts of surprise, an invitation to exercise their own puzzle-decoding skills — ah, and laughter. That’s the fun of … Continue reading

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Did you hear about the party? A world of surveillance in Bevin Dooley’s In Camera at Found Fest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shhhh. This weekend in Old Strathcona you may find yourself doing something subversive, illegal, and quite possibly dangerous. No, not jaywalking, my friends (or plotting against the damn Edmonton parking app). You’ll be in a one-bedroom … Continue reading

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Finding yourself at Found, the festival of art in unexpected places

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Finding art, and artists, in places you never expected to run into them: hey, Edmonton has a festival for that. With the return of the Found Festival Thursday, for an eight annual weekend of surprising … Continue reading

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Boys will be boys: taking the mickey out of male bonding in Two Gents, a bitter comedy in the park

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A passing squirrel, who turned his back to the stage, was not convinced. And the wind whispering through the poplars sounded downright skeptical this weekend in the park when a lovestruck young man tore himself away … Continue reading

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Things I learned at the Sterling gala: a selection

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A few things I learned at the Sterling gala, written by Belinda Cornish and directed by Kate Ryan, starring co-hosts Mathew Hulshof and Gina Puntil:  •The Sterlings spilled their secrets on the grand, lavishly appointed set … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Fun Home and We Are Not Alone lead the way at the 32nd annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The spirit of off-centre, and small-scale, originality blew through the 32nd annual Sterling Awards gala Monday night toasting the best of the Edmonton theatre season — in a newly re-worked configuration. Plain Jane Theatre’s production of Fun … Continue reading

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Strangers till they’re not: one last chance to see A Likely Story at Teatro

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You are a stranger though,” says a character, musing on whether to lay out her life conundrum to someone she’s just met in an unspecified place that turns out to be … a train station. “Ah, … Continue reading

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“That special DC mojo”: Greg and Tami DC, retiring from Vic, will get the Outstanding Contribution to Edmonton Theatre Sterling

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “O my gawd!” declares a vigorous voice on the phone from somewhere deep in the orbiting galaxy of rehearsal rooms and studios that is Vic. “You should see these kids! You have to see these kids! … Continue reading

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And here it is: the 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition shortlist

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The venerable Alberta Playwriting Competition, 53 years old, has announced this year’s shortlist of plays, three from Edmonton three from Calgary. The list is culled, by a three-person jury, from a wealth of submissions, some 43 … Continue reading

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Camping out with Shakespeare in the park: Freewill Shakespeare Festival returns with an intriguing pair of plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If this be magic, let it be an Art as lawful as eating.” — The Winter’s Tale The actors pull up at rehearsals in shorts on their bikes, dodging geese (mosquitoes, squirrels  and the odd coyote), … Continue reading

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