Tag Archives: Theatre Network

Sad news: In Barbara Reese Edmonton theatre has lost a fine artist

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca With the death last month of Barbara Reese, Edmonton theatre has lost a fine artist, a generous collaborator and friend to artists, and an irreplaceable player in the drama of its history. Her departure has left … Continue reading

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Wild Side Productions brings a hot-button ‘eco-thriller’ to the Roxy: The Children

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The wild side (to borrow the name of the indie theatre company) is where the questions live. The answers are conditional, elusive, to be discussed.  “I’m drawn to plays that ask more questions than give answers,” … Continue reading

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A riotous black comedy from Colleen Murphy at Theatre Network: Titus Bouffonius is all good unwholesome fun. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a rare evening at the theatre that gets you laughing out loud, gives you a good smack upside the head — and makes you wonder later whether you might have dreamed the whole thing. AND … Continue reading

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Ketchup ketchup everywhere! The fearless Colleen Murphy revisits Shakespeare’s grisliest play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Colleen Murphy has undertaken some audacious theatrical projects in her time. Who else in this country do you go to for a 23-actor play with a time span of 500 years, and a polar bear protagonist … Continue reading

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Welcome back! Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I know what you’re thinking — post-festivity regret, punishing resolutions, the sense of finale. But cast off these thoughts: the theatre season isn’t ending. It’s only intermission. And intermission is over. Welcome back; Act II is … Continue reading

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The year in Edmonton theatre: looking back on 2019

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Social media, video games, pop culture, the 2-D screen world … “all worthless, and we don’t even watch the same worthless things together,” rages Vanya, letting loose an elegiac full-blooded rant on the modern devaluation of … Continue reading

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Check-in time at the Bed and Breakfast, Theatre Network’s season-opener comedy. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You never have the full story when you’re in the middle of it,” says Drew (Chris Pereira), one-half of the beleaguered urbanite couple we meet at the outset of Bed and Breakfast. In Mark Crawford’s funny, … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast: a hit comedy to open the Theatre Network season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The theatre repertoire has a fulsome measure of stories about gay kids who pull up stakes in their small-town lives and flee to freedom in the big city. In the hit Canadian comedy that opens at … Continue reading

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It’s show time in Edmonton theatre: what to not miss this season on E-town stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “That was what had been missing from his life all these years. His career, his city, this bonehead province. Mythic Power.” — The Garneau Block. In Todd Babiak’s wry and funny novel The Garneau Block, reborn … Continue reading

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A new season at Theatre Network, and 3 Canadian plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three Canadian plays, two by star playwrights and one by a hot up-and-comer, are the 2019-2020 lineup Theatre Network announced this week. There will be a moment (more than one) in this upcoming 45th season that … Continue reading

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