Tag Archives: Theatre Network

Overcoming Grinch-itude and getting festive: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Could this be you? “You’re a monster, Mister Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of spiders, You have garlic in your soul….”  If your holiday spirit has been eroded by spending time … Continue reading

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The fascinating journey of painter Agnes Martin: The Innocence of Trees premieres at Theatre Network’s new Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I would like my pictures to represent beauty, innocence, and happiness…. I would like them all to represent that. Exaltation.” — Agnes Martin Theatre Network formally launches the beautiful new Roxy on 124th Street, and their … Continue reading

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‘Everyday horror’ mined for comedy: that’s Girl Brain, and they’re back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s nothing like a pandemic to make a sketch comedy trio revel in being together again — in person, in a spanky theatre, rehearsing a new show, with a fog machine.  “Where are we?” says Ellie … Continue reading

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Theatre Network at 48: a new season for a new building

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are many firsts attached to Theatre Network’s 48th season, announced Thursday.  The trio of mainstage productions is led by Jim Guedo’s innovative all-new Joni Mitchell musical, and includes a powerful drama by Canadian star Hannah … Continue reading

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The marriage of drag and theatre: Guys in Disguise celebrates 35 years at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You do know this is a theatre festival, right? You can’t just do a drag show….”  Words that would have a major impact on the civic culture and the theatre scene in this town. It was … Continue reading

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Turning life experience into theatre: Ellie Heath goes solo at the Fringe in Fake n’ Bake

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Five years ago, Ellie Heath’s life changed, dramatically. Who changed it? Ellie Heath.  “It was the moment I took charge of my life,” declares the engaging  actor/ playwright/ sketch comedian and the creator of the Fringe … Continue reading

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We are approaching our Destination: Fringe tickets go on sale today at noon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been a long pandemical journey — uphill, full of stops and re-starts and detours, on a bumpy road, with skimpy signage, in the dark. Sometimes it seemed as if we’d never get there; sometimes we … Continue reading

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Four decades of playing without a script: the Rapid Fire Theatre story is now a book

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The thing you’ve just got to love about Rapid Fire Theatre is that everything that makes you anxious (if not out and out crazy) in life is delightful to them. It’s their high-octane fuel, their motivation, … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season that returned to live, part one

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It began in some trepidation, cautiously, experimentally, with complicated logistics, under constant threat of delays and cancellations. But this was the season that live theatre actually returned to live and in-person. Yes, the pivot pivoted. We … Continue reading

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Creation and destruction: the story of an artist in Stone and Soil, at Nextfest. Meet playwright Gabby Bernard

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s not random chance that the role Gabby Bernard wrote for herself in her first full-length solo play is an artist character. It’s a sign of the age. After all, theatre artists have had two years … Continue reading

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