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“Is it possible I just like sex?” Slut, at Northern Light Theatre: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca S. L. U. T. The funniest set design of the season  — and the only one (to my knowledge) that actually engages in smart-ass repartee with the character onstage — is to be found in the … Continue reading

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“Doing it and enjoying it”: Slut is opening at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m just having fun being single. Is that a crime?” In the, er, tart little solo comedy that opens Friday at Northern Light Theatre, we meet a middle-aged accountant whose zest for sex, and generous-mindedness about … Continue reading

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Onstage: a weekend theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your weekend could include a musical. There’s a couple to choose from, and though both are a challenge (for very different reasons) for the form, they’re at opposite ends of the musical spectrum •One of the … Continue reading

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The theatre of the supernatural: Cat Walsh’s Do This In Memory Of Me, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Do This In Memory Of Me, a strange and captivating new coming-of-age comedy by Cat Walsh, takes us into the richly decorated, permeable mind of a highly imaginative 12-year-old Catholic girl.  Geneviève’s is a mind with … Continue reading

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The dark mysteries of the world: Cat Walsh talks about her new play Do This In Memory Of Me

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Death. Blood. Dark mysteries laced with eerie hints of the supernatural. A smudgy frontier between waking and dreaming, the ambiguous nature of reality, black comedy of the shivery sort…. This is Cat Walsh’s native habitat as … Continue reading

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And the theatre season continues: take your seats people, Act II is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.… The theatre season isn’t ending; that’s not how the calendar works. There’s still Act II, and it’s about to begin. It’s the moment to cast aside regrets and look forward. What looks … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … and other weekend possibilities on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’ll start with things of a wintry, possibly Yule-ish, tinge, and their antidotes. •If you’ve already had it up to here with the fa-la-la’s even though you’re still eating crappy leftover Halloween candy … If the … Continue reading

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Another another side to the story: The Testament of Mary, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the absorbing Northern Light Theatre season opener, a woman peers out at us warily through the twinkling strands of a light-up fence. We’re close enough for her to eyeball us; this is the tiny PCL … Continue reading

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It’s Jesus’s mom’s turn to speak: The Testament of Mary at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The star of the famous story gets top billing and a lot of press. And he always has, being the Son of God and starting a world-wide religion and all. But you don’t hear from his … Continue reading

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