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A new Neil Grahn comedy headlines the upcoming 2018-2019 season at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shadow Theatre launches its upcoming 26th season with a new comedy about … comedy.  The inspiration for The Comedy Company, Edmonton playwright and sketch comedy star Neil Grahn, an artist of bluechip comic pedigree (he’s the … Continue reading

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The modest dreams of the working class as farce: Fly Me To The Moon, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hold on just a moment there…” says one Irish home-care worker to another near the start of Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones (Stones In His Pockets), the loopy little  comedy … Continue reading

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Fun with the macabre: two veteran actors together at last in Fly Me To The Moon at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’re two caregivers, two nobodies,” says Frances to Loretta in the dark-hued Irish comedy that opens tonight on the Varscona stage. In Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones, an initiative that … Continue reading

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Onstage: a weekend theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your weekend could include a musical. There’s a couple to choose from, and though both are a challenge (for very different reasons) for the form, they’re at opposite ends of the musical spectrum •One of the … Continue reading

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The fun of Oy-rish charm: Outside Mullingar, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fabled Irish countryside connection between man and The Land has a kind of crackpot quirkiness in this charmingly wispy 2014 Oy-rish rom-com by the redoubtable American playwright John Patrick Shanley, of Moonstruck and Doubt fame. … 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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Where did the time go? Nighty-night at the Slumberland Motel: a review of Collin Doyle’s comedy, premiering at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What is a salesman but a teller of stories and a purveyor of dreams? Willie Loman knew it. And so does Edward, the more optimistic half of the pair of travelling vacuum cleaner salesmen who find … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about the two salesmen? Collin Doyle’s Slumberland Motel premieres, at Shadow

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I always seem to write old guys,” laughs playwright Collin Doyle. Now just into his 40s, Doyle wonders if he’s getting to be one.  Doyle, whose keynote in conversation is a self-deprecating  blend of wry and … Continue reading

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And the theatre season continues: take your seats people, Act II is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.… The theatre season isn’t ending; that’s not how the calendar works. There’s still Act II, and it’s about to begin. It’s the moment to cast aside regrets and look forward. What looks … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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