Tag Archives: Shadow Theatre

Seasonal returns: High Tea and the Theatre 6-Pack

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Let no one argue that Firefly Theatre & Circus doesn’t take the high road. With the return of their annual High Tea Sunday, Firefly takes vertical integration literally, and tea-time to dizzy new heights. You can … Continue reading

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The new theatre season begins: hey, Edmonton has play dates!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “And the wall keeps out the enemy/ And we build the wall to keep us free….” —Hadestown In Hadestown, the Broadway-bound musical whose out-of-town opening happens at Edmonton’s largest playhouse the Citadel (Nov. 11 to Dec. … Continue reading

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The Shadow knows: Collin Doyle’s Slumberland Motel premieres next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stellar news for Edmonton theatre-goers! After 11 years of being an “exciting prospect,” Collin Doyle’s long-awaited Slumberland Motel will actually arrive on stage next season — at Shadow Theatre. Billed as “a road-weary comedy,” the 2006 … Continue reading

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Hey, emerging audience! it’s a weekend to go out to the theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s always anticipation in theatre, as there should be, about  “emerging” playwrights, directors, actors. There are whole festivals devoted to them, like the upcoming 2017 edition of Nextfest. Leave aside for another day the tricky question … Continue reading

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Art: is the price right? A review of the Shadow season finale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The centrepiece of Art, the Shadow Theatre season finale, is the quintessential modern provocation/sight gag: a big-ticket white-on-white painting by someone famous. “Modern art” is a perennially combustible subject. Trust me, you can’t be a reviewer … Continue reading

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But is it Art? three guys sitting around discussing a painting at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Scene: Three guys in a room discussing a play about three guys in a room discussing a painting. The play under discussion is Art, the elegantly minimalist 1994 play by Parisian actor/playwright Yasmin Reza that’s the … Continue reading

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