After the House Lights

A blog about theatre in Edmonton, by Jenna Marynowski

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The Women of the Wild West come alive in Send in the Girls’ Soiled Doves
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The Women of the Wild West come alive in Send in the Girls’ Soiled Doves
Send in the Girls returns to warm up the winter with some hot history: this time bringing to life four...
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The Humans is just that: unfailingly human
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The Humans is just that: unfailingly human
Stephen Karam’s The Humans shows how families fight and how they love. The deceptively simple title contains both the subject matter and...
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Shakespeare’s R&J uncovers the essence of a classic
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Shakespeare’s R&J uncovers the essence of a classic
Revisiting an old project always carries with it a certain sense of joy and nostalgia, and that’s certainly the case...
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The best of what’s on Edmonton’s stages each weekend
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The best of what’s on Edmonton’s stages each weekend
Many who have been reading After the House Lights will know that I used to do a weekly feature called...
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Finding hope within a tragedy in Burning Bluebeard
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Finding hope within a tragedy in Burning Bluebeard
While a pantomime about a fire in a theatre that killed more than 600 people (mostly children) doesn’t seem like...
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A show to take down the house: Burning Bluebeard is back!
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A show to take down the house: Burning Bluebeard is back!
It sure doesn’t sound very Christmas-y: a play about a man who murders his wives, a theatre fire that killed...
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Shatter commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Halifax Explosion
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Shatter commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Halifax Explosion
From Walterdale's website: Anna MacLean’s eye has been turned by all the handsome soldiers roaming about the streets of her hometown of Halifax.  She feels the promise of something great is lingering on the horizon for her. Those feelings are as fleeting as a dream.
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Silence speaks volumes about familial relationships in Over Her Dead Body
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Silence speaks volumes about familial relationships in Over Her Dead Body
Whether positive or negative, there’s nothing quite like a mother-daughter relationship. No matter if your Mom is your best friend,...
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A new ‘old song’ at the Citadel: Hadestown
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A new ‘old song’ at the Citadel: Hadestown
It’s the most anticipated show of the 2017/2018 theatre season: the Canadian première of Hadestown at the Citadel Theatre, following a successful...
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John Ware Reimagined a history lesson wrapped in a love story
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John Ware Reimagined a history lesson wrapped in a love story
Cheryl Foggo’s John Ware Reimagined is three things: John Ware and Mildred Lewis’ love story; A seemingly autobiographical tale of...
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