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Linda Wood Edwards reimagines a mysterious chapter in our history: The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In December 26, 1921, just outside the small Alberta town of Big Valley, a brothel started by an enterprising woman burned to the ground.Narrow escapes ensued, as duly reported by The Big Valley News that week. … Continue reading

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What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Have a peek

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Oh, you know, the usual…. A new theatre is glowing from the inside out. Shows are ending their runs, a live season of Die-Nasty is about to begin, Opera … Continue reading

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It’s the theatre season, and you have options this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hey, there’s a Theatre Season (now, there’s a term that’s gotten a little rusty) going on in this town. There’s live theatre in your weekend — two openings Friday night alone — and you have options. … Continue reading

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‘Burning it down, admitting defeat, and starting over’: Northern Light Theatre announces its 46th season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a question that speaks, with eerie precision, to our moment: how do we find the resilience to start again after a setback? The three mainstage plays in Northern Light Theatre’s live upcoming 46th season, “Burning … Continue reading

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Solving a mystery, being Hamlet, streaming a play, climbing a mountain, and other theatrical pursuits this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a puzzling world where much has gone way wrong, cause and effect have gone their separate ways, and logic has gone AWOL, there’s satisfaction to be had in collaborating with others to consider evidence and … Continue reading

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The journey of the outsider: The Ugly Duchess, streaming finale of the Northern Light Theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “That night I dreamt of the faraway land where the ugly women are loved by the blind men, the men that were the pincushions of cupid’s arrows….” The Ugly Duchess by Janet Munsil Direct to you from … Continue reading

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‘Questions that make the house shake with silence’: Something Unspoken streamed at Northern Light. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Northern Light Theatre’s exquisite little streamed version of Something Unspoken, a rarely produced Tennessee Williams’ one-act from the ‘50s, is a bit like a whisper in a bubble. Breathe too hard and it will vanish. In … Continue reading

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A relationship between the lines: Something Unspoken, streamed by Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s just that I feel that there’s something unspoken between us that ought to be spoken….” — Something Unspoken, Tennessee Williams         The 1950s Tennessee Williams one-act play that opens online Friday — the … Continue reading

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The Situation We Find Ourselves In, and other theatrical possibilities for your weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And for your cold winter weekend … theatre to the rescue. Yes, there are plays, two-minute films, a new book club — all online, from Punctuate! Theatre, Northern Light, Theatre Network, Play The Fool Festival, Catalyst.  … Continue reading

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The Look, from Northern Light: “for the many women you are.” A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s not enough to have the look, the former face of Estelle Cosmetics tells her audience of trainees, emphatically, near the outset of The Look. “You have to live the look.” Which is exactly what Marilyn … Continue reading

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