Tag Archives: Trevor Schmidt

‘Burning it down, admitting defeat, and starting over’: Northern Light Theatre announces its 46th season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a question that speaks, with eerie precision, to our moment: how do we find the resilience to start again after a setback? The three mainstage plays in Northern Light Theatre’s live upcoming 46th season, “Burning … Continue reading

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A fizzy offshore reunion: Destination Wedding, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Destination Wedding (Westbury Theatre) Like the drinks at a tropical all-inclusive — where you have no serious cultural obligations except buying jewelry with seashells in it and having fun — the clues keep coming in this … Continue reading

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Through the looking glass: The Ugly Duchess, streaming at Northern Light Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the start of The Ugly Duchess, a woman seen from the back walks away from us to approach an elaborate golden altar constructed of mirrors. When you look in the mirror, who looks back? Trevor … Continue reading

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The Look, from Northern Light: “for the many women you are.” A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s not enough to have the look, the former face of Estelle Cosmetics tells her audience of trainees, emphatically, near the outset of The Look. “You have to live the look.” Which is exactly what Marilyn … Continue reading

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“Terror and festering dread,” and a mystery narrator to unknot: We Had A Girl Before You at Northern Light. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’re isolated from each other, alone in the dark. Haunting wind and sea sounds surround us, threaded with wisps of melody and … are those human cries? (composer/ sound designer Dave Clarke). When we enter the … Continue reading

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We Had A Girl Before You: what happened to her? A new Gothic thriller opens the Northern Light season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca O no O no…. Don’t look through that keyhole. And don’t open that door. Trevor Schmidt’s new gothic thriller looks through that keyhole, and  opens that door (and the Northern Light Theatre season), Friday. In We … Continue reading

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And back at the castle: a radio play version of Guys in Disguise’s Dragula

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It sounds like a sublime punchline: a drag show, in all its be-wigged glam-frocked glory, as a radio play? True, there’s a certain captivating perversity about the Guys in Disguise revival of their hit Fringe show … Continue reading

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Bring on the women: Northern Light Theatre’s 45th anniversary season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s a certain wincing irony attached to cancelling the run of a play called Confessions of a Reluctant Caregiver, to be sure. And that’s what happened, sadly, in the case of Northern Light Theatre’s season finale, … Continue reading

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The modest dreams of the grocery cashier: Check Me Out, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Check Me Out (Stage 15, Holy Trinity Anglican Church) In his new comedy, premiering in a NextGen Theatre production, Trevor Schmidt, who has written so often and so well for women, sets about capturing the dynamics … Continue reading

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A new Ellen Chorley play is the centrepiece of the upcoming Northern Light season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The centrepiece of Northern Light Theatre’s upcoming season, announced Saturday, is a new play by one of Edmonton’s most unusual artists. Ellen Chorley, the director of Nextfest since 2016, is an award-winning playwright, actor, director, dramaturg, … Continue reading

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