Brian CarrollTheatre Reviewer
Brian Carroll has written theatre reviews for Apartment 613 since 2010. As well, he writes articles about local astronomy events. He also interviews storytellers and theatre professionals for previews and profiles. You can follow him on Twitter @BrianMCarroll.
Brian Carroll: “Crimes of the Heart is the darkest comedy I’ve ever laughed at.”
Exoplanets are a hot topic in the news. The Ottawa Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) has invited Professor Nicolas Cohen of the McGill Space Institute to talk about exoplanets at next month’s public meeting.
Following its 2010 premiere in Toronto, the first part of Diana Tso’s Monkey Queen trilogy has been popular at festivals, schools and libraries. Tso now brings the first two parts of the trilogy to Ottawa, where the second part will premiere.
It is easy to think of A Christmas Carol as a seasonal classic – a traditional piece cast in amber, comfortable like an old sweater. But in the right hands, a contemporary production can give us new insights into an old text.
On the Fringe is a loving tribute to the un-curated magic of Fringe festivals across the country.
Brian Carroll: “The audience was abuzz at intermission and after the show. I haven’t seen such excitement and so many smiles in the NAC Theatre audience for many a moon.”
59 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo, Performance Poetry | PG “The human race, don’t you just love it? Yes, I do! It’s the only possible way to cope with it.” Jem Rolls returns to this theme throughout GET LOST. GET LOST is different from Rolls’s other shows. In fact, every performance of GET LOST will be different. Five […]
48 min | Comedy, Drama, Cabaret | Mature In this third instalment of the Something more Glamorous trilogy, cabaret producer, choreographer and actor Simon L. Lalande attempts to entice his Fringe fans of previous productions subtitled The Peacock Cabaret and Rockstars, Posters, Everybody Dies. Lalande has recruited talented Danielle Le Saux-Farmer who has 12 theatre, film and TV productions under […]
73 min | Comedy, Clown, Solo | PG Australian comic Lana Schwarcz survived breast cancer. She tells the audience how she discovered a lump, had it diagnosed as cancer, then endured surgery followed by long treatment involving hormonal, radiation and art therapy. Art therapy? For cancer? Who knew? That Schwarcz can leaven gruesome details with humour […]
Once a month, a group of local time travellers meet to swap stories about their travels. They travel back in time: years, decades, centuries, thousands, millions and sometimes billions of years. Many of them bring pictures, including photos of stunning beauty, and even some painstaking, meticulous sketches. All their stories share a sense of wonder. […]
Local company Moon Ballad Circus opens The Red Shoes, a theatrical fire show, at the Ottawa Fringe Festival on June 18th. Brian Carroll interviewed performers Zoe Georgaras and Sarah Healy about the show. What is The Red Shoes? Healy: The Red Shoes – it’s an old story that we read in a book called Women […]
Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]