Tag Archives: Punctuate! Theatre

A season on Edmonton stages: a look back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the opening scene of Jabberwocky, the latest from the Old Trout Puppet Workshop (at Theatre Network this past season), a drum roll announces the parting of a red velvet theatre curtain. Which opens to reveal … Continue reading

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A diary, an inheritance, and a struggle come to life in Blood of Our Soil

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “How can our land not be fertile when so much blood, both Ukrainian and foreign, has seeped into it?” Five years ago Lianna Makuch discovered a handwritten book that would have a seismic impact on her … Continue reading

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When you meet a grizzly…. Matthew MacKenzie’s Bears

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you run into a grizzly, keep the following in mind: They have an aversion to authority. They never back down. And there’s no use playing dead. “There’s no such thing as neutral in the bear … Continue reading

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A wealth of choices on Edmonton stages this weekend (the groundhog needs to get out more)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The existentialists were right. Our real problem, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t hypothermia. It’s choice. There’s a wealth of possibilities on Edmonton stages: consider the weekend possibilities.  •“Now give three cheers and one cheer more for the … Continue reading

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Nature at risk: Bears, Matthew MacKenzie’s “dark comedy about pipelines” is back to provoke

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three years ago Edmonton audiences found themselves in the presence of the season’s (make that the decade’s) only “multi-disciplinary comedy about the Northern Gateway Pipeline.” And they watched, spellbound, as a man on a flight through … Continue reading

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O those dancing bones and the story of Alberta: The Bone Wars, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s something pretty wacky and exhilarating about catching a musical comedy about warring palaeontologists any time — but especially on Earth Day and the March For Science weekend. Take it as a sign of global heartwarming. But … Continue reading

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Battle of the bone hunters: The Bone Wars is Punctuate!’s biggest show yet

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Bone Wars wasn’t always going to be theatre for grown-ups to take kids to. Far from it.    Punctuate! Theatre, after all, got its raison d’être, and exclamation point, tackling plays about the conflicted descendants … Continue reading

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