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The strange cycles of theatre: Shannon Blanchet returns to Teatro to direct the vintage comedy thriller Evelyn Strange

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Every once in a while the world of live theatre pulls off one of those satisfying but fanciful multi-strand time loops that wouldn’t be out of place in a play. Opera is involved; so is comedy. … Continue reading

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Tell Us What Happened: sexual assault and social media, in Michelle Robb’s new play at Workshop West

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The new play that premieres Thursday in Heather Inglis’s Workshop West production invites us into a circle of young female friends who find themselves in crisis in the fraught border country between social media and the … 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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A theatre to-do list for the week, including a bread and circus combo, kid stuff, costume and video installations, shows to stream

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In week ten thousand of the pandemic, before you actually melt into Netflix and disappear, clicker in hand, put a couple of suggestions on your theatre to-do list. The word ‘fun’ does not go amiss, I … Continue reading

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Follow the ‘once upon a time’ through the fairy tale world: The Secret in the Wings at Studio Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Don’t let the ‘happily-ever-after’s fool you. Fairy tales are not, contrary to popular belief, a Disney invention, the have-a-great-life tag to rom-coms on a roll. The production that opens today online, in the Studio Theatre season,  … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: meet playwright, dramaturge, theatre scholar Mūkonzi wā Mūsyoki

They’re young, bright, and unstoppably creative. And, pandemic be damned, their adaptable, flexible talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. In this 12thnight series you’ll meet some of E-town’s sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, is … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: smile, here’s sketch and improv star Sydney Campbell

They’re young, bright, and unstoppably creative. And, pandemic be damned, their adaptable, flexible talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. In this 12thnight series you’ll meet some of E-town’s sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, is … Continue reading

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Hungry for theatre? Lodestar Theatre delivers … to your own back yard

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. In this unpredictable and isolating moment, which has sent live theatre into lockdown exile on screens, Lodestar Theatre is its own creative resistance movement. The rep company, originally from Liverpool … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre, six up-and-comers to watch: meet actor Chris Pereira

They’re young. They shine brightly. And their talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. 12thnight talked to six starry and sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, will have a big impact on theatre here when the … Continue reading

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