Category: Theatre

Seeking the witches and merry devils of Edmonton at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

There’s going to be a witch in a church in Old Strathcona tonight, though she’s not the kind who wears a lot of black and posts Instagram selfies with crystals and tarot cards. (OK, maybe […]

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

An evening at StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave is a diametrical experience. The first part of the evening is an acoustic set by a local musician, cabaret-style in the front half of the Backstage Theatre. It feels […]

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

This week’s interview features the cast of Crave – Alex Dawkins, Sarah Emslie and Gabriel Richardson – which is being staged as part of the Fringe Theatre’s off-season by local indie company StoneMarrow Theatre. Scroll […]

Review: Everybody Loves Robbie at Northern Light Theatre

Oh, to be 17 and in love again. Actually, scratch that – being 17 sucked. Being 17 and in love, with your heart about to be crushed like a bug? The. Worst. Everybody Loves Robbie […]

Celebrating drama kids with Everybody Loves Robbie

This week’s theatre news comes from the Citadel, which is about to open Cost of Living, a Pulitzer-winning play written by Martyna Majok. They play features two performers who use wheelchairs. As part of bringing […]

Review: Julius Caesar at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

The inaugural Winter Shakespeare Festival is running two shows throughout the month of January:  Julius Caesar fills the festival’s tragedy slot, while A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the comedy. Both plays are staged at the […]

Talking dictators and warfare with Midwinter Shakespeare Festival

Welcome back to the second half of the 2019-2020 theatre season in Edmonton! This week’s interview features Benjamin Blyth, the artistic director of Malachite Theatre and founder of the Winter Shakespeare Festival. Scroll down to […]

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

This is the last episode of the year! Ghost Light is taking a mid-season break but will return promptly in January 2020. Until then, enjoy this lovely conversation with playwright David van Belle, who adapted […]

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

This week’s episode dives into myth-making, storytelling and oral history through the lens of a nuclear apocalypse – and The Simpsons. Mr. Burns: a post-electric play is currently running as part of Fringe Theatre’s off-season […]

Small town hospitality with Bed and Breakfast

This week I had a fun conversation with Mathew Hulshof and Chris Pereira, the two performers in Theatre Network’s production of Bed and Breakfast. This fast-paced, hilarious script is written by Canadian playwright Mark Crawford […]

Studying French with Madame Catherine

How does a script change when you translate it into another language? I find out the answer on this week’s show, where playwright Elena Eli Belyea gives us the lowdown on their show, Madame Catherine […]

Commercialized queens: a review of Citadel Theatre’s SIX

At the risk of being a complete party-pooper and raining on Edmonton’s current theatre parade, I have to say that SIX didn’t blow me away. There has been no shortage of hype for this show […]