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Enough, the aerial view of a mysterious dread, at Northern Light. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I am the image of escape,” says one of the two globe-trotting flight attendant characters in Enough, getting its Canadian premiere in the Northern Light Theatre season. There they are, trim and calm and smiling, 30,000 … Continue reading

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I feel the earth move under my feet … Enough gets its Canadian premiere at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “In every season there’s one show that scares me,” says Trevor Schmidt. “One show that challenges me as a director or designer. And this is the one.” Northern Light Theatre’s artistic director is talking about Enough, … Continue reading

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Wait, there’s more…. Act II of the theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stay tuned; face forward. There’s more! Intermission’s over, my friends, and Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin. Freaky Green Eyes, Emma Houghton’s original adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel, premieres … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a small sampling, in no particular order, of assorted highlights from a year when live theatre on Edmonton stages rose to the occasion, and did what theatre can do best, conjure worlds through other eyes, … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 1

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2022: it was a year in theatre that started with a calendar dotted with  hopeful pencilled-in dates.  After a complicated 2021 of cancellations and postponements (and a late-summer re-Pivot of The Pivot), audiences were, cautiously, ready … Continue reading

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Face the dusk: off the couch everyone, and into the theatre this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Our outdoor colour scheme has gone monochromatic; something weird has happened to the evening lighting. There is an obvious fix: face the gathering darkness, arise from the couch and go to the theatre. There’s been a … Continue reading

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Who am I really? Squeamish, a scary solo thriller from Northern Light. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s blood, a lot of blood, dripping and pooling and trailing through the macabre one-woman thriller you’ll find in the near-dark of the Studio Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barn. You can practically taste it. … Continue reading

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‘I would never do that.’ A different kind of horror in Squeamish at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A couple of weeks ago director Trevor Schmidt and an actor friend were driving back from a day’s excursion to Calgary where she had an audition. “It was getting dark, and we put on a recording … Continue reading

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It’s time to play: a peek at the new Edmonton theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Destination Fringe, with its 95,000 or so tickets sold, was a hint (we deal in big hints here in #yeg. People know what they’ve been missing; they want live in-person theatre experience and the sharing that … Continue reading

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Creating ‘the impossible, mysterious sound’: The Hunchback Variations, a Fringe review

The Hunchback Variations (Stage 3, Studio Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A curious pair arrives onstage at the start of this smart, touching, genuinely odd, sometimes trying two-hander comedy. “Good evening and welcome …” says the brisk, professionally genial guy … Continue reading

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