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A feverish look at the world at large // Ryan Parker / PK Photography

The Fever

Depending on your pop culture touchstones, you might know Wallace Shawn as The Princess Bride‘s arrogantly intelligent Vizzini (“Inconceivable!”), or as a version of himself in My D...
Anthropomorphic fun in Honk

Honk! The Musical

There’s something so delightfully charming in watching a group of people honk, quack and flap their way through a Broadway musical. The young folks at Grindstone Theatre, who have previously be...
Darkness and extremity in Monstrosities // Marc J Chalifoux Photography

Monstrosities: Monsters on the outside

What makes a monster? Through a project spawned of curious origins, the ladies at The Maggie Tree are inviting Edmonton theatre audiences to step into the Varscona and take a good, hard look at some ...
The multi-talented Joy Harjo

Edmonton Poetry Festival

‘We say the poets are the architect and the poems are the bridge and you walk it and it becomes communities,” says Rayanne Doucet, executive director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, in w...
The artist // Meaghan Baxter

Ben Sures

‘You know how some people knit when they think? I think I paint when I think,” says local musician Ben Sures, who is preparing for his first solo art exhibition at the Daffodil Gallery. &...

Goodbye

Melanie Demers doesn’t tend to take herself too seriously. The artistic director of Mayday Danse punctuates our interview with laughs, self-referential insights, and a genuine zeal for discussi...
Anything goes, even tiny little voodoo dolls // Ian Jackson, EPIC

Mump and Smoot in Anything

Michael Kennard and John Turner are so deeply connected with the characters of Anything’s “clowns of horror”—Mump and Smoot, respectively—that as they open their new show, merely si...
He's just a little different, is all

Honk! The Musical

After spending the last few months honing their improvisational skills through the weekly 11 O’Clock Number at the Varscona, Grindstone Theatre is moving into the realm of full-length productio...
Wherefor art thou? // EPIC Photography

Romeo and Juliet

A frenzied, bloody brawl in the streets: not the usual sort of opening to a love story, and certainly not what we’ve come to expect of that most famous of all romances: Shakespeare’s Rome...
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Romeo and Juliet

How do you go about designing the set for a play that has been staged thousands of times before? “I try to come at every project afresh,” says Cory Sincennes, the set and costume designer...