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Fresh Hell: Career women Joan of Arc and Dorothy Parker hit the stage together (really!) in a new Conni Massing play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The new play that premieres in the Shadow Theatre season this week has a premise that’s bound to make you smile. Conni Massing’s Fresh Hell brings together on one stage two women who not only didn’t … Continue reading

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Wait, there’s more…. Act II of the theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stay tuned; face forward. There’s more! Intermission’s over, my friends, and Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin. Freaky Green Eyes, Emma Houghton’s original adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel, premieres … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a small sampling, in no particular order, of assorted highlights from a year when live theatre on Edmonton stages rose to the occasion, and did what theatre can do best, conjure worlds through other eyes, … Continue reading

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Face the dusk: off the couch everyone, and into the theatre this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Our outdoor colour scheme has gone monochromatic; something weird has happened to the evening lighting. There is an obvious fix: face the gathering darkness, arise from the couch and go to the theatre. There’s been a … Continue reading

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‘Imaginative solutions for impossible scenarios.’ The Wrong People Have Money at Shadow Theatre, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “In this class,” says star professor Martin Delancey of York University in The Wrong People Have Money, “we’re going to explore the impossible. We’re going to ‘tether the moon’.” It’s a course, standing room only, in … Continue reading

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Crazy or inspired: the what-if? of The Wrong People Have Money, premiering at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a what-if? to stop you in your tracks and make you smile. What if you moved Greenland south to the middle of the Atlantic? Think of the benefits, for human habitation and commerce. In The … Continue reading

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It’s time to play: a peek at the new Edmonton theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Destination Fringe, with its 95,000 or so tickets sold, was a hint (we deal in big hints here in #yeg. People know what they’ve been missing; they want live in-person theatre experience and the sharing that … Continue reading

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Spirits rise: revisiting the Edmonton theatre season, part two

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Fever Land, according to that heartbreaking/ riotous comedy by which Teatro La Quindicina returned to live performance last fall, is the kingdom where your spirits rise, vivacity accelerates, and the gray clammy feeling of routine is … Continue reading

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‘It’s no o’clock’: Bloomsday at Shadow Theatre, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A rosy glow suffuses the Varscona stage (designer: Even Gilchrist):  it’s either dawn or dusk, nearly day or nearly night, in a Dublin that’s both real and literary. And the sound (designer: Dave Clarke) is a … Continue reading

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Revisiting your younger self: Bloomsday bends time at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca … “that girl there … and would you — would you please just for a minute — would you please see that girl there?”  — Robert in Bloomsday, by Steven Dietz  “What would you say to … Continue reading

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