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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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Can life move forward after great trauma? Poison, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The unexpected thing about Poison isn’t its intensity. After all, its starting point is unimaginable loss. No, the unexpected thing about Poison, as you’ll see in this stunningly acted Wild Side production directed by Jim Guedo, … Continue reading

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The byways of grief: director Jim Guedo talks about Poison

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens tonight in the Roxy Performance Series introduces audiences here to an award-winning Dutch playwright whose reputation continues to expand in Europe and around the world in eight languages (to date). Poison, Lot … Continue reading

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Theatre Network’s 43rd season opens with a Trout premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun/  The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found Theatre Network ventures through the looking glass … Continue reading

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A Sterling year onstage: nominations for Edmonton’s theatre awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A musical comedy in which a town and its citizens are transformed by putting on a show — a notion that Edmonton can enthusiastically get behind — proved the top choice of jurors as the 30th … Continue reading

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The end of the line in Dublin by night: the poetry of Mark O’Rowe’s Terminus

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Irish triptych: Three brick gangways, with the sinister look of  autopsy slabs waiting for a body, up against three brick walls that tip forward and loom. Eerie industrial white noise as static in a dark theatre. … Continue reading

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Wanna tour night-time Dublin? Terminus takes us on a “metaphysical odyssey”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Good storytelling isn’t just telling,” says director Jim Guedo. “A good storyteller makes you feel it’s happening in the present…. It’s in the now.”  And that ‘now’ gets darker, stranger, more brutal in the fantastical urban … Continue reading

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