Tag Archives: Fringe Theatre Adventures

“We’re back to who we are!” Murray Utas launches Fringe Revue

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you were in any doubt before that, the moment in mid-April the mighty Edmonton Fringe pulled the plug on its 39th annual edition in August, was a capital-M Moment of confirmation that the world had … Continue reading

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Gerald: the man, the playwright, the long-running comedy, and now the Fringe playwriting award

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He’s a playwright with a gift for sassy and subversive black comedy. He’s an administrator who can tap his own sense of cosmic absurdity and wry good humour to broker calm between artists (and their close … Continue reading

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“It’s what happens when you say Yes!” Feel the breeze at the 2020 Chinook Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Chinook “is what happens when you say Yes!” laughs Vanessa Sabourin. She’s talking about the cutting-edge curated performance series that skips as lightly across artistic disciplines as the surprising winter breeze with the built-in warming trend. … Continue reading

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Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play: A wild ride through the evolution of pop culture. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The End. So. What then? There’s something indestructible, maybe even sustaining, about the collective act of storytelling. Something viral, in the bloodstream, possibly toxic and radioactive, that can outlast apocalypses. When society shatters completely and we’re … Continue reading

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The world is ending, so what about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa …? Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is on it. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So a director and an a choreographer go into a Strathcona bar to discuss the apocalypse and The Simpsons.… It happened last week.  Whoa, the end of the world? Now what do we do? “We’re obsessed … Continue reading

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There’s more. Update on the Fringe holdovers: the Grindstone is in

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The “shoulda,” and the “meant to…” regrets that always accompany the end of the Fringe are getting some get some relief this week. As already announced, some of the Fringe’s hottest shows are getting held over … Continue reading

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The Wild Things aren’t done with you yet: Fringe holdovers next week in three locations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Wild Things haven’t finished with you yet, my theatre-hungry friends. The 38th annual edition of our summer theatre bash might end Sunday night. But you get a reprieve on some of the Fringe hits you … Continue reading

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A Man Draws A Bird “because he wants to fly”: theatre, music, and Taiko drumming in a new Booming Tree show

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As in so many life-changers, there was a moment when it all could have been different. And that was the moment — on one of those lingering Edmonton summer evenings in 2012 — that Greg Shimizu … Continue reading

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Nun but the brave: for your theatre habit, a grand assortment on E-town stages this weekes this week

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What is it with all the nuns on Edmonton stages this week? It’s a bumper crop, second to nun. In The Candidate at the Citadel, you will see two different heavenly examples, (in a sense … Continue reading

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Ins Choi at Chinook: the Kim’s Convenience creator goes solo

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s pretty much what I’ve always wanted to do!” says a genial, amused voice on the phone from Toronto. “Talk directly to the audience about my life. And make people laugh….”  That double-barrelled thought has propelled … Continue reading

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