Tag Archives: Tracy Carroll

Dreaming of home: Matara takes us to the zoo and a lone elephant, at Workshop West. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “This is her home. And we are her family.”  That’s Karen the zookeeper (Elinor Holt) taking on protesters and talking about her charge, who’s big, exotic, fascinating — and languishing a world away from her ‘country … Continue reading

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Surveillance and the modern corp: Contractions, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Contractions (Stage 13, Old Strathcona Public Library) What makes this chilling tightly-wound little Brit two-hander so horrifying is its smooth plausibility. At every step of the way, it sounds exactly like like the kind of corporate … Continue reading

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“I need you like water”: relationships in a time of oil in Last Chance Leduc

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fulcrum of Katherine Koller’s Last Chance Leduc — the third in her Alberta Landworks Trilogy about human relationships destabilized by seismic shifts in industry — is the moment of Alberta’s gold rush. I refer, of … Continue reading

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Katherine Koller’s Last Chance Leduc: marriage on the brink of the boom

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens tonight at the Backstage Theatre is poised at the moment of a dramatic shift — in thinking, in focus, in perspective. In Alberta in 1947, big oil was discovered near Leduc. One … Continue reading

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