After two years of prep work plus a consistently growing audience and repertoire, the pair are now slated to perform at The Gladstone this Wednesday, March 15. They’re also prepping to perform in the Ottawa Fringe Festival in June of this year.
A hub for independent theatre, The Gladstone has hired its first manager. The venue – which had long been run by volunteers – is entering an exciting period of growth and looking toward its 10th anniversary season.
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This week we talk with local playwright Lawrence Aronovitch about Ottawa’s vibrant theatre scene and his new play, Finishing the Suit, which runs until March 11 at The Gladstone Theatre.
Livia Belcea: “Immediately I knew that I would leave the show with more questions about time, love and death.”
Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies… Last weekend, Great Canadian Theatre Company unveiled its 2017–18 season during a subscribers event at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Programmed by Artistic Director Eric Coates, the company’s 43rd season is dominated by female playwrights – young female playwrights. “This is partly due to our commitment to gender equity, […]
Infinity by award-winning Ottawa playwright Hannah Moscovitch is on at the National Arts Centre until March 11.
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.”
Récipiendaire du Prix Jacques-Poirier-Outaouais 2017 pour son livre Pour l’hiver, Lisa L’Heureux connaît présentement un succès éclatant.
The 2017–18 National Arts Centre season is an exciting lineup of dance, theatre, and music, and will feature the NAC’s new performance spaces being unveiled this year.
Après avoir figuré à titre de première production de l’année au Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, l’oeuvre a généré une série d’éloges de la part de la critique. À notre grand bonheur, La bonne âme du Se-Tchouan s’inscrit au programme du Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts, du 1er au 4 mars.
As you may have surmised, the production mashes up the dark, romantic tale of the Phantom of the Opera with country music comedic hijinks.
Les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada aura eu pour effet d’unir les forces deux compagnies théâtrales issues des deux langues officielles du pays afin de coproduire une pièce de théâtre visant à rapprocher culturellement les deux univers. Les Passants sera présentée à Ottawa en français avec surtitres en anglais jusqu’au 12 mars au Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC).
Brian Carroll: “The soundscape of Tomorrow’s Child is rich and lush. From the first scenes of the playground and the helicopter, the soundscape is immersive and enveloping… Ray Bradbury would probably have liked this sonic adaptation of his story. “
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.”