Tag Archives: Stewart Lemoine

Merry Merry quite contrary: the Christmas spirit up against resistance, 4 festive shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Merry Merry quite contrary. Some are born with the festive spirit; some achieve it, and some have it thrust upon ’em. And sometimes, as you know, seasonal high spirits have to be released (or wrestled down) … Continue reading

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As fizzy as champagne: Skirts On Fire at Teatro La Quindicina, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There is a crucial moment in screwball comedies when someone sensible, someone with a placid, routine, predictable existence, finds himself having another sort of life altogether — for no reason he can quite put a finger … Continue reading

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The exhilaration of chaos: Teatro revives the screwball Skirts On Fire as their 2018 season finale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a scene that might have been lifted direct from the Teatro La Quindicina archive, a playwright and a leading man were in a tiny Strathcona cocktail bar last week discussing the essence of screwball comedy. … Continue reading

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The acquisition of, well, in a word, joy! A Lesson in Brio, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Lesson in Brio (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) The verdict is out on whether charm or perfect pitch, any more than a first-rate digestion, can be learned. But Stewart Lemoine’s A Lesson Brio, very timely in … Continue reading

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Truth and Fiction: Stewart Lemoine’s The Many Loves of Irene Sloane, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

The Many Loves of Irene Sloane (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) “Chaos will yield to order,” says Irene Sloane, played by Marissa Tordoff. “Music always makes it so.” In Stewart Lemoine’s universe, this is what music does. And for audiences, this … Continue reading

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The hunger to know and the mystery of the past: a compelling new play by Stewart Lemoine premieres at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A man, a well-known TV investigative reporter, returns to the small-town house where he spent a year as a six-year-old boy. He’s having coffee with the affable current owner, a stranger to him, when he discovers … Continue reading

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The Finest of Strangers aren’t strangers at all: Teatro’s season-opening premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There was a moment last fall when Stewart Lemoine found himself standing on a Winnipeg street, peering through the front window of a house he once knew, rooted to the spot. “I knew I shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Teatro La Quindicina at 36: a new comedy starts the 2018 summer season this month

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Teatro La Quindicina turns 36 this summer with a season at the Varscona that includes two new Stewart Lemoine comedies. And the first them starts soon. The first of them starts soon. The intriguing, unnerving premise … Continue reading

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Yule Be Swell! Teatro La Quindicina’s musical comedy concert tonight

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The stockings were hung by the green room with care…. In the fraught world of Yuletide concerts (which account for a disproportionate percentage of the world’s supply of opening night nerves), you have a chance tonight … Continue reading

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A funny and wistful season finale at Teatro La Quindicina: Shocker’s Delight!, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m concerned about our ability to function outside the academic world,” says Julia, a ballroom dance major at the University of Continental North America, to her childhood friend Markus, who’s in philosophy. The college pals are … Continue reading

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