Tag Archives: Fringe Theatre Adventures

“I need you like water”: relationships in a time of oil in Last Chance Leduc

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fulcrum of Katherine Koller’s Last Chance Leduc — the third in her Alberta Landworks Trilogy about human relationships destabilized by seismic shifts in industry — is the moment of Alberta’s gold rush. I refer, of … Continue reading

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Cleave, a sense of possibility in contradiction: a review of Tiny Bear Jaws’ latest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No wonder we’re screwed up. We’re looking for definitive clarity and judgment in a language full of unruly verbs —  dust, sanction, screen, bolt, cleave — that contain their own opposites. Cleave: to hold together. Cleave: … Continue reading

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Gender, sexuality, identity: Elena Belyea’s Cleave asks questions

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Elena Belyea thinks about the punchy title of her new play with a certain unmistakeable satisfaction. Cleave, after all, has two completely opposite meanings: to pull together and to wrench apart. Families, those repositories of contradictory … Continue reading

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The Unrepentant Necrophile: the punk rock musical that’s a test case for female empowerment

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Brooklyn duo the Coldharts are undeniably into dark and shivery. Take their unnerving Fringe hit Edgar Allan, in which the terrifying young Poe is haunted by a doppelgänger he can’t shake. Or The Legend of … Continue reading

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Feel the breeze: Chinook blows through with cutting-edge live theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Chinook: finally, the moment in the deep midwinter when “cutting edge” doesn’t refer to the wind chill factor.  Edmonton’s international multidisciplinary performance series blows through the winter theatre season again starting tonight. For this third annual … Continue reading

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Out of the footnotes and onto the stage: the wild women of the Wild West get revealed in Send In The Girls’ new burlesque

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Wild West. Where men were men. And women were…. well, who were they anyhow, besides wearers of gingham or garters?  That’s what Send In The Girls is for. They don’t just roll up their sleeves … Continue reading

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A legendary clown guru returns to the stage … in a box: Over Her Dead Body at Fringe Theatre Adventures

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’ve been spending a lot of time in a coffin lately,” says Jan Henderson cheerfully. “Talk about rubbing your nose in mortality.”  As a way to celebrate a return to the stage after 25 years, the … Continue reading

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The reigning monarch of the long title is back with a dance theatre season: Toy Guns’s Jake Hastey

By Liz Nicholls. 12thnight.ca The titles of are a tip-off. They float through the air, free-associating in a long, whimsical, adventurous accumulations. They’re not shackled by mere practical considerations. They’re ample, to say the least.  The titles of Toys Guns Dance … Continue reading

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Dream on! A Midsummer Night’s Fringe has holdovers!

  It’s not time to wake up yet. Some of the hottest shows at A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, the 36th annual edition of our summer theatre bash, are being held over. FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES: At Fringe headquarters, the ATB Financial … Continue reading

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As the crow flies: Nicole Moeller’s new play gets under your skin at Azimuth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the first moments of The Preacher, The Princess, And A Crow, a man bursts headlong into a tower room above a street. He triple-locks the door behind him. Jasper is a man under siege. But … Continue reading

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