Tag Archives: Varscona Theatre

A relationship between the lines: Something Unspoken, streamed by Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s just that I feel that there’s something unspoken between us that ought to be spoken….” — Something Unspoken, Tennessee Williams         The 1950s Tennessee Williams one-act play that opens online Friday — the third … Continue reading

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Dressing the stars: a star designer. Leona Brausen creates stroll-by theatre in a costume installation at the Varscona

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So what do wealthy socialites wear to dinner parties in ‘30s Budapest anyhow? Or to auctions in ’20s upstate New York? Breezy playboys in ‘50s Manhattan with their pleated trousers, worn high and sharp like their … Continue reading

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We need a little Christmas, right this very minute: the Varscona’s first-ever Virtual Holiday Gala

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a daunting year for live theatre, when the sound of Cheers! has rarely been heard across the land (and the sound of even one hand clapping is now a faint echo in the imagination), the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back at the Varscona … a homecoming for Teatro

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca General rule of thumb: On any joyful occasion you can never really go wrong with dancing. If there’s singing, so much the better. It frames Welcome Home, a celebration of the re-opening of the Varscona Theatre … Continue reading

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‘Welcome Home’: Teatro is back and live at the Varscona

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca After catapulting its entire 2020 June to October season a year into the future, Teatro La Quindicina returns to their natural home, the Varscona Theatre stage, for the next three Fridays. They’re back “with cautious aplomb … Continue reading

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Through the window and out in the world: some thoughts on Plain Jane’s Scenes From The Sidewalk

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Varscona Theatre opened its door this past weekend for the first time since March. The door to the lobby, that is. Which is where 20 of us sat (distanced and masked) on Sunday at 5:30, … Continue reading

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Scenes From The Sidewalk: from the Plain Janes, a cabaret that turns theatre inside out

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Alienation 2020. The world seems upside down and inside out to you — and why wouldn’t it?. The laws of gravity have been cancelled. You’re either inside looking out (wistfully) or outside looking in (wistfully); no … Continue reading

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Back to live theatre: are you game? That’s the question as E-town theatres make (and re-make) plans for the fall

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lessons from the pandemic: “Phases” may come (and go). But a great triple-sided mystery remains. You can throw open theatre doors. But will people want to return? Under what conditions? And when? The good news is … Continue reading

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A world of uncertainty: a playground for improv. Dungeons, Dragons, and Die-Nasty

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a world of uncertainty, improv makes perfect sense. It’s no coincidence that in a crisis, award-winning artists in this improv-crazy theatre town have stepped up to the challenge, and improvised new ways to take performance … Continue reading

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Cocktails at Stewart’s: Teatro La Quindicina throws an online party to celebrate a birthday and a season on hold for a year

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Listen, life is valuable…. If it ends, you’d miss it. Remember that, but also forget about it. I’m done. Where’s my drink?” The woman who delivers an impromptu Best Lady acceptance speech in Stewart Lemoine’s 2003 … Continue reading

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