Tag Archives: Mieko Ouchi

Songs My Mother Never Sung Me: an opera for a hearing son and a deaf mom

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I learned to sign before I could speak,” says Dave Clarke, who’s highly articulate, to say the least, in his second language.  There’s an intriguing contradiction built right into the architecture of Clarke’s multi-angled theatre career … Continue reading

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An impressive playwriting debut: Harun, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Harun (Stage 4, Academy at King Edward) The double-optic of the immigrant kid — torn between cultures and generations, loyalty to family and the urgent momentum of a new life — is the complexity that Makram … Continue reading

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In the ghostly light of cellphones, a haunting: Concord Floral, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca  Concord Floral (Stage 4, Academy at King Edward) It’s an unnerving — no, genuinely scary — experience to see Concord Floral. For one thing it’s about teenagers and what it’s like to be one. And that … Continue reading

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The Silver Arrow: all-inclusive theatre at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “There’s a story that’s waiting for you,” sing the ensemble in one of Hawksley Workman’s most lyrical songs in The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story Of Robin Hood. “The adventure will find you when you’re ready … Continue reading

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She swings, she kicks, she flies: behind the legend a new Robin Hood for our time in The Silver Arrow at the Citadel

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the swashbuckler adventure extravaganza that premieres on, above, and around the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday, everything you thought you knew about a certain legendary 12th century outlaw hero (with a proclivity for the colour … Continue reading

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Concrete plans for a big upcoming season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s no coincidence that the most influential and travelled show in Concrete Theatre history has a title with a question mark: Are We There Yet?. For the 28-year-old Edmonton theatre, devoted to exploring the thorniest social … Continue reading

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