Tag Archives: Ron Jenkins

Playing With Fire: the Mayfield straps on the blades, live, with the Theo Fleury story

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The show that skates (really!) onto the Mayfield Dinner Theatre stage next week — live — is the story of a small-town prairie boy from a neglectful and chaotic family, who makes a big life-changing discovery. … Continue reading

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Lake of the Strangers: a magical mystery tour of a vast universe. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Last night I had a haunting experience. It was the summer of 1973. And a young Indigenous boy and his little brother, on a fishing expedition together, were sitting in a pool of water up among … Continue reading

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A coming-of-age play called Métis Mutt comes of age: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s always started with jokes. A lot of jokes. “What do you call an Indian on a bike?” And since the man onstage is remembering his time as a teenage stand-up comic, empowered by audience laughter, … Continue reading

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Gruesome Playground Incidents: the blood bond between friends is a many-splendoured thing. A Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Gruesome Playground Injuries (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) “Does it hurt?” Ah, there’s the question that haunts the couple in this morbidly funny, sweetly gore-spattered little play by Rajiv Joseph. And the answer, in … Continue reading

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