Barbara PopelTheatre Reviewer
Barb Popel is a frequent film-goer (hooray for the ByTowne Theatre!) and avid theatre-goer (almost 100 plays per year). She also attends quite a few classical music concerts. Not sure when she sleeps. Quoting a friend, she says, “I don’t support the arts; the arts support me.” Photo by Andrew Alexander.
Talented actors made a positive impression on our theatre reviewer for Outside Mullingar, on now at The Gladstone Theatre.
Barb Popel: “Some folks in the opening night audience laughed at some of the lines. I’m not certain this was always Aronovitch’s intent, given the subject matter – how to cope with grief after losing loved ones.”
Barb Popel: “Theatre 4.669’s production of Un-Countried has restored my faith in Canadian theatre. It’s not often Ottawa audiences get to see a world premiere of such a well-crafted play. Rarer still that the playwright is a local.”
Barb Popel: “His accompaniment of Brel’s songs is masterful; Richardson is one of the reasons to see this show.”
Barbara Popel: “It’s rare for a play to have neither empathetic nor sympathetic characters.”
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