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And in other theatre news: Tonight! Teatro’s season-end grand finale bash and Collin Doyle’s new play at Script Salon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This is how the Teatro La Quindicina mind ticks: the last production of their 2018 season, Skirts On Fire, has just closed, ergo it’s the moment for a grand finale … of grand finales.  Bring Down … Continue reading

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As fizzy as champagne: Skirts On Fire at Teatro La Quindicina, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There is a crucial moment in screwball comedies when someone sensible, someone with a placid, routine, predictable existence, finds himself having another sort of life altogether — for no reason he can quite put a finger … Continue reading

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The exhilaration of chaos: Teatro revives the screwball Skirts On Fire as their 2018 season finale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a scene that might have been lifted direct from the Teatro La Quindicina archive, a playwright and a leading man were in a tiny Strathcona cocktail bar last week discussing the essence of screwball comedy. … Continue reading

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Sudsing up for an improv marathon: a family reunion at Die-Nasty’s 26th annual Soap-A-Thon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Festive, but ominous. That’s the buzz today: You, my friends, are going to a family reunion this weekend.    Starting tonight at 7 p.m. the far-flung members of the Bun-Bun family, owners and operators of a … Continue reading

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Held Over at the Varscona: hit Fringe shows continue con brio next week!

The Varscona Theatre (aka Stage 12) is holding over four of its hot-ticket shows next week, Tuesday through Saturday. There’s Stewart Lemoine’s A Lesson in Brio, of course; it’s part of Teatro La Quindicina’s summer season. There’s also Gordon’s Big … Continue reading

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Truth and Fiction: Stewart Lemoine’s The Many Loves of Irene Sloane, a guest 12thnight Fringe review by Todd Babiak

The Many Loves of Irene Sloane (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) “Chaos will yield to order,” says Irene Sloane, played by Marissa Tordoff. “Music always makes it so.” In Stewart Lemoine’s universe, this is what music does. And for audiences, this … Continue reading

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Leona Brausen plays Lady B: The Importance of Being Earnest at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There will be a moment this evening when an actor who has spent a great deal of time in her career providing perfectly vintage handbags to the casts of period comedies will get the ultimate pay-off. … Continue reading

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The hunger to know and the mystery of the past: a compelling new play by Stewart Lemoine premieres at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A man, a well-known TV investigative reporter, returns to the small-town house where he spent a year as a six-year-old boy. He’s having coffee with the affable current owner, a stranger to him, when he discovers … Continue reading

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Fun with the macabre: two veteran actors together at last in Fly Me To The Moon at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’re two caregivers, two nobodies,” says Frances to Loretta in the dark-hued Irish comedy that opens tonight on the Varscona stage. In Fly Me To The Moon, by the Belfast playwright Marie Jones, an initiative that … Continue reading

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Where did the time go? Nighty-night at the Slumberland Motel: a review of Collin Doyle’s comedy, premiering at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What is a salesman but a teller of stories and a purveyor of dreams? Willie Loman knew it. And so does Edward, the more optimistic half of the pair of travelling vacuum cleaner salesmen who find … Continue reading

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