Tag Archives: Varscona Theatre

Finding comedy in deep places: Hiraeth premieres in a Bright Young Things production

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that premieres Friday on the Varscona stage in a Bright Young Things production, is a test case of sorts for the uncanny way comedy gets a special access pass to the deepest, most serious … Continue reading

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In the kingdom of high spirits: Fever Land, the live season finale at Teatro. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca How do you get to Fever Land? The kingdom where your temperature heats up, your spirit rises, your vivacity escalates, and that gray clammy feeling is vanquished?    Try the theatre, live and in person. The … Continue reading

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Jenny McKillop: meet the star of Teatro’s live in-person season finale Fever Land

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the live in-person grand finale to Teatro La Quindicina’s highly compressed summer season of filmed productions, we meet a shy, unassuming junior high Home Ec teacher who sings in a choir. In Winnipeg. In the … Continue reading

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Together once more, on the street where you live: The Garneau Block at the Citadel. Meet playwright Belinda Cornish.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “There was something quite magical,” says Belinda Cornish, “about having us all come together, to be a community together that one night…. It felt very special. And I felt lucky to be there.”    She’s talking … Continue reading

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A good night’s sleep and A Fit, Happy Life, Teatro’s third filmed production. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s what I do! It’s what I love!” declares a man in earnest defence of the job that is his chosen career and his avocation. Mike Brack (Mathew Hulshof) is an expert in the field of … Continue reading

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And behind the door … a stranger. A Second Round of Seconds, Lost Lemoine part 2 at Teatro. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Anyone unalterably convinced that a life of celibacy is much to be preferred to a blind date with a stranger should probably avoid Lost Lemoine Part 2: A Second Round of Seconds at all costs. On … Continue reading

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‘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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Fun on film: Lost Lemoine Part 1 opens the Teatro season. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You aren’t a very interesting patient,” says the psychiatrist (Mark Meer) to the imperturbable woman on the consultation couch (Jocelyn Ahlf) in The Crazy Woman, one of the six short plays in the Lost Lemoine Part … Continue reading

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Teatro’s screen debut: three streamed productions launch the 2021 season, the fourth is live

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For the first time ever, Teatro La Quindicina launches a summer season, its 39th, with a live gala screening. This is happening in a real theatre (the Varscona) — with real opening night snacks and drinks, … Continue reading

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The killer comedy of Die-Nasty, a Fringe review (or thought for the day or discussion point or whatever)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Die-Nasty (Varscona Theatre) Well, this is a bit awkward. I finally caught up mid-week with Die-Nasty, the improvised serial  soap with the late-night Fringe edition that’s actually set at the Fringe and about the Fringe (and … Continue reading

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