After reviewing every show, Apt613 contributors have selected the best shows, best new works, and best performances seen at the 2017 Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Brain Carrol: “Their ensemble work is tight.”
Barb Popel: “It was a treat to watch this at the Fringe. They had a sell-out crowd at their last performance. “
David Currie: “The script is absolutely astonishing and these two titans of the Fringe circuit present one of the tightest pieces of theatre I have ever seen.”
David Currie: “What Vanessa Quesnelle has achieved with this show is remarkable.”
His solo show Gerard Harris: Attention Seeker is playing at the Live! on Elgin (220 Elgin St) until Saturday June 18, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door.
Jessica Ruano: “For those of you who have experienced Dockery’s performances, all you need to know is that the quality of this show is perfectly consistent with his previous ones. In other words, engaging, invigorating, gripping, and life-affirming.”
Jared Davidson: “Brown is a skilled magician, and those skills are on display here, but they’re hidden behind a lot of extra stuff that wasn’t necessary.”
Julia Bueneman: “Go see this absolute powerhouse of a man and show. You won’t regret it.”
David Currie: “Underneath It All is not at all bombastic but rather is a scream in a jar channeled through the audience. This is a powerful and unexpected production in this year’s festival.”
David Currie: “With nothing more than cheap parlour tricks and a piece of fruit, God! The One-Man Show transmutes schmaltz into the sublime.”
Nick Bachusky: “Great chemistry between Vishesh Abeyratne and Laura Sosnow – it is clear that they work very well and have known each other for awhile.”
Dicky Dicky Dream Factory is playing at the Ottawa Fringe Festival until Saturday June 17, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door. As there are only 15 tickets to every show, it’s recommended you buy yours in advance.
David Currie: “The show features a great set and excellent tech. The host is great and knows how to keep the show on track and active.”
AL Connors’ new show premiered at the Ottawa Fringe Festival last weekend. DJ Detective is playing until Sunday June 18, 2017.