Tag Archives: Wild Side Productions

Sandy Moser: mask-maker to the stars

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Live theatre gave Sandy Moser the big-M Moment that turned everything around for her. And she’s returning the favour, though she’d never put it that way in a million years. “What would I be doing otherwise?” … Continue reading

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The Children: a mystery, and a subtle Wild Side production. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a play that domesticates a big issue, to find a more expansively human one, The Children is it. By the hot young Brit playwright Lucy Kirkwood, the fascinating  2015 “eco-thriller” that Wild … Continue reading

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Wild Side Productions brings a hot-button ‘eco-thriller’ to the Roxy: The Children

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The wild side (to borrow the name of the indie theatre company) is where the questions live. The answers are conditional, elusive, to be discussed.  “I’m drawn to plays that ask more questions than give answers,” … Continue reading

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Welcome back! Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I know what you’re thinking — post-festivity regret, punishing resolutions, the sense of finale. But cast off these thoughts: the theatre season isn’t ending. It’s only intermission. And intermission is over. Welcome back; Act II is … Continue reading

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Small Mouth Sounds: the human comedy gets the silent treatment at the Roxy. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There aren’t many words in it, but Small Mouth Sounds isn’t what you’d call quiet. The silent treatment is loud in the ingenious, funny, and mysteriously affecting play that the indie company Wild Side has brought … Continue reading

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Small Mouth Sounds and the silent scream: a unique challenge comes to the Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “When you see the ocean, you may not be able to return. To the well.” – Small Mouth Sounds The play that gets its Canadian premiere tonight in Theatre Network’s Roxy Performance Series is a theatrical … Continue reading

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And so it begins, the new theatre season. Edmonton has play dates, and here’s a teaser!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out … sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty….” Matilda. In Matilda, the joyously subversive musical spun from Roald Dahl’s novel, our activist eight-year-old … Continue reading

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An all-Canadian trio of mainstage productions for season 44 at Theatre Network

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the centre of Theatre Network’s all-Canadian upcoming three-production mainstage season announced this week is a new play inspired by a remarkable life — and a life-changing moment in our collective history. In The Empress & … Continue reading

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A season on Edmonton stages: a look back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the opening scene of Jabberwocky, the latest from the Old Trout Puppet Workshop (at Theatre Network this past season), a drum roll announces the parting of a red velvet theatre curtain. Which opens to reveal … Continue reading

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Onstage: a weekend theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your weekend could include a musical. There’s a couple to choose from, and though both are a challenge (for very different reasons) for the form, they’re at opposite ends of the musical spectrum •One of the … Continue reading

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