Tag Archives: Tarragon Theatre

Heart and soul in 2 Pianos 4 Hands at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The charming, poignant, and very funny musical comedy now at the Mayfield begins in classic concert fashion: the bow from the waist and the flipping of the tuxedo tails. Two men in formal tuxes take their … Continue reading

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Where there’s fire there’s … Smoke: assault, consent and gender in a play with two casts

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Smoke, getting its Edmonton premiere Thursday at Co*Lab, a woman opens her apartment door to discover that the past has showed up. Aiden’s -ex is there to confront her about allegations she’s made to a … Continue reading

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Strangers on a train: the real-life story that inspired Omisimawiw, at Nextfest. Meet playwright Shyanne Duquette

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Strangers on a train. Imagine the scene (with special thanks to the ETS): a young woman on the LRT, heading towards class at the university, notices another young woman on the LRT. There’s just something about … Continue reading

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Reading the signs: The Herd premieres at the Citadel. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The stage is dominated by a stunning screen — glowing, translucent,  undulating like the prairies, with a graceful open-work lattice (Indigenous Tiffany?). In The Herd the boundary between the present and the past, this world and other … Continue reading

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An Indigenous prophecy and a rare birth: The Herd premieres at the Citadel. Meet playwright Kenneth T. Williams

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Herd, premiering this week at the Citadel, is powered by the rarest of rare events: the birth of twin white buffalo calves on a First Nations ranch. It comes attached to a sacred Indigenous prophecy … Continue reading

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A real live in-person season at the Citadel, starting this summer. The Citadel welcomes audiences back to the big brick playhouse

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back live —starting small in August and getting bigger —  in a real live in-person season. At a well-named online Happy Hour Thursday, Citadel artistic director Daryl Cloran announced a big line-up of 10 … Continue reading

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Fun with Greeks: Orestes, “a live online mythic adventure” from Tarragon Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Home Sweet Homepage.” In a new and witty Orestes, premiering in a livestream production by Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, the House of Atreus, world’s most famous dysfunctional family is online with you (hey, just like your own … Continue reading

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A Brimful of Asha: a son, a mother, and a culture gap onstage at the Citadel. Meet co-creator and Canadian theatre star Ravi Jain.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of an emerging theatre career must be in want of a wife. (A wife arranged by his mother). We now take you back a … Continue reading

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Embracing the other: Ubuntu’s cross-cultural journey at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens on the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday wasn’t born, like other plays, in a story, a character, an image. Ubuntu would end up with all of the above, unspooling in dance, movement, music, … Continue reading

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