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Judy Unwin: curious, feisty, fun, and tirelessly passionate about theatre. A big loss for Edmonton theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hi. It’s me, Judy. Listen, I’m at the theatre; I’ll meet you there….”  She was outspoken, opinionated, generous, and funny — an artist herself who stood up fiercely and in all kinds of ways for live … Continue reading

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Sad news in Edmonton theatre: Judy Unwin, a theatre pioneer with the public service gene, is gone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the start of the new year, there’s very sad news today in Edmonton theatre.  With the untimely death, at 76, of Judy Unwin, we’ve lost a bona fide arts pioneer, a public-spirited artist who played … Continue reading

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An update on E-town holiday shows: overcoming grinch-itude and getting festive, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lighten up everyone. If stress and/or seasonal ennui have overtaken your festive spirit and malled it beyond recognition, it’s obvious that you need a holiday show booster. And, like sweaters with antlers and shameless pom-poms on … Continue reading

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Overcoming Grinch-itude and getting festive: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Could this be you? “You’re a monster, Mister Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of spiders, You have garlic in your soul….”  If your holiday spirit has been eroded by spending time … Continue reading

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Theatres are haunted places. A ghostly meet-and-greet in Dead Centre of Town XIII

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Imagine, if you will, a place where where live people are haunted by imaginary people. Where they inhabit the lives of others, and stories come to life when the lights are out. A place of strange … Continue reading

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Get down and festive, at an Edmonton festival this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a festive week in Edmonton live entertainment. The moment, both historically and seasonally, is at hand for you to venture forth and join in. It’s a choose-your-festival week; sample widely: the Found Festival, the New … Continue reading

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A windfall for actresses: Brad Fraser’s 5@50 at Walterdale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens Wednesday live on the Walterdale stage does something rare in theatre. In a world where aging is a vanishing act for women artists, Brad Fraser’s 5@50 provides a windfall: five big, juicy … Continue reading

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What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Have a peek

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s up in Edmonton theatre this weekend? Oh, you know, the usual…. A new theatre is glowing from the inside out. Shows are ending their runs, a live season of Die-Nasty is about to begin, Opera … Continue reading

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Towards a more inclusive theatre: Postmarginal Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At a moment in history when so many of our artistic assumptions are ready for their close-up, the intertwined questions of how theatre gets made, how it’s experienced — and by whom — are up for … Continue reading

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Theatre Six Pack 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s happened for two decades, and it’s always sold out in a flash. One of Edmonton theatre’s perennial bright ideas is a subscription series that’s a cross-section sampling of the work of this town’s theatre companies. … Continue reading

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