Tag Archives: Michele Vance Hehir

The Blue Hour: nobody writes ‘prairie plays’ like it these days. Some thoughts on the SkirtsAfire premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Just in the nick of time I finally got a chance on the weekend to catch The Blue Hour.  Named for the magical moment of ambiguity when light shades into darkness, Michele Vance Hehir’s new play … Continue reading

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The Roseglen Trilogy: the final instalment. The Blue Hour launches the 2020 SkirtsAfire Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The award-winning Michele Vance Hehir play that launches the ninth annual SkirtsAfire Festival Thursday at the Westbury Theatre takes us to place we’ve been before. Welcome to Roseglen, a small fictional prairie town that we’ve visited … Continue reading

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The lost dreams of Roseglen: One Polaroid, the last of the trilogy. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca One Polaroid (Stage 9, Telus Phone Museum) What happens to golden moments and lost dreams anyhow? Judging by Michele Vance Hehir’s Roseglen plays, they linger in in the air of small prairie towns, contribute to sunsets, … Continue reading

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The secret life of small towns: Michele Vance Hehir’s One Polaroid takes us back to Roseglen for the third of a trilogy. A Fringe preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca She lives in a city (one where a great big 37-year-old Fringe starts Thursday). But small towns have always had a particular fascination for Michele Vance Hehir. The secrets both open and closed, the partial knowledge, … Continue reading

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Defying the laws of gravity: Gravity, the cabaret of art and politics, is back Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s happened to the laws of gravity when the world seems upside down? Grave? SNAFU, now officially a verb, has gone TARFUN. Yes, Things Are Really Fucked Up Now. And Monday night at the Westbury Theatre, … Continue reading

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Ruination: see three dark secrets become one Alberta story. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ruination: 3 short stories (Stage 3, Walterdale Theatre) This triptych of monologues by Michele Vance Hehir takes us to the world of Depression era small-town Alberta. And the beauty of it is the subtle, unobtrusive way … Continue reading

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