Tag Archives: Theatre Yes

Unsung: Tales From The Front Line, real-life stories from health care workers in a new ‘performance installation’

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are dramatic schisms in history that divide our lives into the Before and the After. 9-11 was one. The pandemic is another, says Heather Inglis. “It’s the defining moment of our lifetime.” “Something significant happened … Continue reading

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Wait, there’s more…. Act II of the theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stay tuned; face forward. There’s more! Intermission’s over, my friends, and Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin. Freaky Green Eyes, Emma Houghton’s original adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel, premieres … Continue reading

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Workshop West announces a new season devoted to Canadian plays and their creators

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Workshop West Playwrights Theatre bookends its upcoming 44th “Persistence of Vision” season, announced Thursday, in a way that has always characterized a theatre company devoted to the development and showcasing of new Canadian plays and their … 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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A night walk through Strathcona: Workshop West launches season with ‘an adventure into the unknown’

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Workshop West Playwrights Theatre is back in action next week — live, on its feet, and in motion. And it’s with an original promenade adventure that takes you on a nocturnal walk through Old Strathcona. The … Continue reading

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Back to live theatre: are you game? That’s the question as E-town theatres make (and re-make) plans for the fall

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lessons from the pandemic: “Phases” may come (and go). But a great triple-sided mystery remains. You can throw open theatre doors. But will people want to return? Under what conditions? And when? The good news 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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Heather Inglis is Workshop West Playwrights Theatre’s new artistic producer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Workshop West Playwrights Theatre has a new “artistic producer.”  She’s Heather Inglis, the founder and artistic director of the adventurous Edmonton-based indie company Theatre Yes. With the departure of Vern Thiessen after five years as artistic … 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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Slight of Mind: boarding now at the Citadel, flights into the unknown. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Notes from the departure lounge: We’ve been welcomed by a ground crew of beaming and perky flight attendants. We’ve been through security. Very professional. “Have you been on a farm?” No. “Have you consumed anything organic?” … Continue reading

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