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A rare backstage pass: E Day takes you behind the scenes of an election. A review of Jason Chinn’s new political comedy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Welcome! Thanks for volunteering your time,” says a bright young woman with a smile and a clipboard as you enter the theatre. You’ve wandered into a cluttered makeshift office (designer: Beyala Hackborn, lighting by Scott Peters), … Continue reading

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A new season at Theatre Network, and 3 Canadian plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three Canadian plays, two by star playwrights and one by a hot up-and-comer, are the 2019-2020 lineup Theatre Network announced this week. There will be a moment (more than one) in this upcoming 45th season that … Continue reading

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Weal Thyman The Third: a bouffon clown show to provoke you at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When you’re creating a bouffon clown show about a grotesque filthy-rich capitalist with businesses, land, money, possessions, sycophants,  and an insatiable appetite for more more more, it’s not as if you have to rack your brains … Continue reading

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“The show I needed to see”: Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What’s the show I really needed to see at that age?” That’s the question Mac Brock asked himself at 22, looking back on his 17-year-old self. So he wrote that show. Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest … Continue reading

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What are they up to? Celebrate the next generation of artists at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, what’s happening? What’s new? What’s next? There’s a festival in Edmonton that’s all about the answers. Yes, Nextfest is back in Old Strathcona Thursday for 11 days (and nights) of showcasing and celebrating the next … Continue reading

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Abandon your grinch, all ye who enter here: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Give yourself a holiday treat this week. This week on E-town stages, you can feel the holiday spirit in a live radio play (It’s A Wonderful Life), a Christmas panto (Little Red Riding Hood), or a … Continue reading

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Hanging our obsessions on the tannenbaum: Oh! Christmas Tree. A guest review by Todd Babiak

By Todd Babiak Those who love Christmas tend to have trouble empathizing with those who — for no solid religious or cultural reasons — don’t feel it. From Charlie Brown and The Grinch to Ebenezer Scrooge and the incontinent drunk … Continue reading

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What A Young Wife Ought To Know: a 20s love story with a modern reverb opens the Theatre Network season:

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Ladies, you’ve come by it, have you? Can I ask, do you tell your Husbands…that you’ve come by it, or…do you….keep it from them….?”  — Sophie in What A Young Wife Ought To Know, Hannah Moscovitch In … Continue reading

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Moonshine at Nextfest: a journey for identity in stories and music

The mainstage theatre lineup at Nextfest 2018 includes four productions of strikingly diverse inspirations and theatrical styles.  12thnight.ca talked to the playwrights. First, meet Larissa Pohoreski, creator and star of Moonshine.  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s a celebration of my … Continue reading

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Beware the Jabberwock: the Old Trout Puppet Workshop is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/ The jaws that bite, the claws that catch…. You can’t help noticing. There’s a storybook rabbit on a chair, head only and larger than life, gazing balefully into the mid-distance. His body … Continue reading

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