Tag Archives: Pyretic Productions

‘Our opportunity to meet the moment’: 366 Days, the latest from Major Matt Mason

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a strange, unsettling thought: We are all hybrid creatures. That’s how we have to live now, forever straddling the live and the digital, not fully existing in one world or another. Are we then our … Continue reading

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An ode to bountiful Nature on the big stage: Bears at the Citadel. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If there was one thing Floyd loved, it was bears,” says Floyd of himself near the outset of Matthew MacKenzie’s boldly weird and wonderful play. In the course of Bears, Floyd, a Métis oil patch worker … 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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In the house of mismatched dreams: Michael Mysterious. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m just a piece of scenery,’ says the 15-year-old title character in Geoffrey Simon Brown’s Michael Mysterious. In another kind of play by another kind of playwright, there would be a weight of tragic grievance or … Continue reading

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Finding a family in the quest for happiness: Michael Mysterious premieres in a Pyretic production

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve with this play,” says Geoffrey Simon Brown of Michael Mysterious.   One of the hottest of the country’s younger generation of playwrights, Brown is musing on the play, years in … Continue reading

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The Particulars: the invasion of the minutiae. Punctuate! is back in town

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Poor Gordon. He has a complicated problem. His life, an infestation of minutiae moment to moment, is driving him crazy. Especially at night. The scratching of vermin in the walls. The chewing of insects in his … 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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