Tag Archives: Theatre Network

As You Like It, A Radical Retelling: lots of secrets about the first play to take the stage at Theatre Network’s new Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We know that the best, the truest, experience of Cliff Cardinal’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling is to know as little as possible about it,” says Chris Abraham of the production that will be … Continue reading

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The doors open, Edmonton has a stunning new theatre … and Theatre Network is home: The Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Theatre Network opens the doors of the new Roxy on 124th St. this weekend, Edmonton will have a beautiful new $12 million theatre. Theatre Network has returned to the ‘hood after six years renting in … 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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New faces in theatre, six bright up-and-comers: meet designer Beyata Hackborn

They’re young, adaptable, and creative. And as theatre returns in this late-pandemic grind, and the doors open to live audiences, we’ll be seeing the work of these theatre artists light up, and transform, the scene here, on- and backstage. Meet … Continue reading

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Getting excited about Edmonton theatre in 2022, a how-to guide

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I sometimes have to wonder if my annual ‘what to look forward to in theatre’ piece in January has become speculative fiction in our pandemical world. A universal disclaimer seems to hang over everything like ice … Continue reading

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What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Have a peek

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Oh, you know, the usual…. A new theatre is glowing from the inside out. Shows are ending their runs, a live season of Die-Nasty is about to begin, Opera … Continue reading

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Grab your headphones and go for a walk: Would You Wander, a nature/ storytelling podcast at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You’ve come to the right place. Exactly where you are…. So c’mon.” – Episode 0, Would You Wander Yesterday I went on a stroll by the river. And there was a friendly voice in my ear. … Continue reading

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Storytelling on film: Artists & Love (The Instagram Miniseries) at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The “let’s see if…” impulse finds a natural home at Nextfest, Edmonton’s 26-year-old festival of artists emerging into professional careers. By personality it’s  a veritable convention of natural multi-disciplinary experimenters. Have a look at the festival’s … Continue reading

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Arkangel: piecing together the mysteries of the past in a small town, sci-fi/horror from Liam Salmon at Nextfest.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hello? Hello, can you hear me?” — Arkangel by Liam Salmon The “sci-fi/ horror play that premieres on the Nextfest virtual MainStage Saturday revels in the elusive, the unknown, the mysterious. Which in a way makes Liam … Continue reading

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Nextfest at 26: catching the drift of the new wave of artists, online again for a second year

It’s the eve of Nextfest, the freewheeling multi-disciplinary Edmonton festival that for more than a quarter of a century has sought out, showcased, and celebrated the original creative ideas of the next generation of emerging artists. You’ll meet some of … Continue reading

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