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Holiday traditions in every size and shape

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton theatre knows that holiday traditions come in every size and shape, layer on layer, reimagined or reinvented. Have a gander at these:  PANTO AND POST-PANTO PANTO At Fort Edmonton, starting tonight in the vintage Capitol … Continue reading

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What dark secrets lurk under the small town idyll? Rapid Fire Walk With Me improvises a mystery series a la David Lynch

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Through the darkness of future past/ the magician longs to see/ one chants out between two worlds/ fire walk with me….“ In the 1992 David Lynch horror film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me — a prequel to the … Continue reading

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The 25th anniversary edition of the Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon is sudsing up

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to Dystopia! The 25th annual edition of Edmonton’s venerable improv comedy tradition, the Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon, is at hand. Starting this very evening, 7 p.m. at the Varscona Theatre, the forces of the improv elite — the … Continue reading

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For the love of the screwball: Going, Going, Gone! by comedy star Jana O’Connor at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls@12thnight.ca The hero of Going, Going, Gone! Jana O’Connor’s new 30s-style screwball comedy, is an antiques dealer: “shy, uptight, uncommitted, afraid to make a wrong move in life” as the amused playwright describes him. Everything, in short, that … Continue reading

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Márquez meets Buster Keaton in Speechless, at Improvaganza

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even by the globe-trotting, frontier-busting standards of the  international improv comedy world, Speechless is an unlikely creation. Two acrobatic circus-trained improvisers from Bogotá, Colombia and a female DJ from Winnipeg? Come on, the odds-against factor doesn’t … Continue reading

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The fine art of the spontaneous: Improvaganza invites the world

    By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca True fact about the big wide world of improv comedy: it’s smaller than you think. It’s the eve of an international comedy festival that will demonstrate this, in ways you didn’t see coming. Rapid … Continue reading

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Dungeons and Dragons, and other theatrical matters

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Nerd Alert: Saturday is Dungeons & Dragons night at Rapid Fire Theatre. Actually, every Saturday in May is Dungeons & Dragons night at Rapid Fire Theatre. Mark Meer, a veritable scholar of nerd-ly arcana, game theory … Continue reading

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Lighting a (bon)fire under improv

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Wrap your mind around this terrifying idea for an improv show:  What if an improviser found himself onstage in a fully rehearsed, costumed, blocked 30-minute play he knows nothing about — without a script, as a … Continue reading

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