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Production of Enron recounts one of the most infamous cases of corporate greed (+ ticket giveaway)

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(L-R) Christine Brubaker, David Coomber, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Eliza-Jane Scott.  Photo by
Andrée Lanthier. (L-R) Christine Brubaker, David Coomber, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Eliza-Jane Scott. Photo by Andrée Lanthier.

We are giving away a pair of tickets for the evening performance of Enron on March 1 at the National Arts Centre.  To enter email apartment613@gmail.com by noon Tuesday, February 25, with the subject line “Enron Ticket Giveaway Contest”.  The winner will be notified on Tuesday afternoon. 2 hours 40 minutes (including one intermission) | Drama | PG To be clear: there are definitely things I like about this production.  I’ll start with Dmitry Chepovetsky.  As the brainy, arrogant, manipulative Jeffrey Skilling, Chepovetsky does a fine job of playing a villain.  He... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa and ticket giveaway!

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Vaudeville troupe the Mansfield Brothers. Vaudeville troupe the Mansfield Brothers.

The weekend’s knocking at our doors and it’s another busy one, particularly if you’re living or heading to Wakefield! Thursday EcoEquitable is a non-profit, small-scale social enterprise that uses repurposed fabric in an innovative manner to create employment opportunities for women, particularly the immigrant & refugee, unemployed, or part-time workers. It’s been around for years but is taking a big step, opening up a boutique. Its launch party is taking place tonight at 404 MacArthur Ave at 5:30. DtD Media X presents lounge music at Pressed, hosted by Kway Sway... | Continue reading article

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Undercurrents Theatre Festival: It’s runaway hormones! Don’t miss Morro and Jasp Do Puberty!

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Photo courtesy of the GCTC Photo courtesy of the GCTC

Finally, Ottawa has a chance to see accomplished Toronto clown sisters Morro (Heather Marie Annis) and Jasp (Amy Lee) in their brilliant show about that emotionally fraught time in a teenage girl’s life – puberty.   The opening night audience had a blast.  I thought some of us were going to fall out of our seats, we were laughing so hard. Every scene was only a slight exaggeration of reality.  Perhaps not even an exaggeration.  These two seem to have excavated every horrible/magical/cringe-inducing/exciting memory of their teenage years and woven them into... | Continue reading article

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Undercurrents Theatre Festival: A Quiet Sip of Coffee

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There are some things on which playwrights Anthony Johnston and Nathan Schwartz agree. They agree that they wrote a prank letter to a fundamentalist “ex-gay” organization. They asked for funds to develop a new play. The organization invited them to workshop the play at the group’s rural retreat. The offer was conditional: they had to spend two weeks participating in gay conversion therapy. Johnston (gay) and Schwartz (straight) agreed to these terms and joined the therapy session, but under assumed names. At the time they were best friends. So far... | Continue reading article

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The Tashme Project: A powerful look at the internment of Japanese Canadians during WWII

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Graphic provided by the Great Canadian Theatre Company Graphic provided by the Great Canadian Theatre Company

60 minutes (no intermission) | Storytelling | G “Our neighbour was German.  How come we have to leave and he doesn’t?” What more is there to say about the internment of Japanese Canadians that we haven’t already read in Joy Kogawa’s novel Obasan, published in 1981?  It turns out that there’s plenty. Obasan and The Tashme Project share many issues: memory, forgetting, prejudice, identity, injustice, internment, persecution. What is most striking in The Tashme Project are the voices. It’s a verbatim theatre piece based on interviews with over 60 Nikkei about the experience of Nisei (2nd... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: Bridal Show Giveaway & Winter Jazz!

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This weekend is dusted in snow, ice and romance with both Winterlude and Valentines Day and its  jam packed with activities once again for singles and couples alike. It’s also an extended weekend for some with Family Day Monday. On Thursday, if you are in the mood to treat yourself or buy your sweetheart a Valentine’s gift head down to Wellington West between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. where Flock, Victoire, Jasmine Virani Jewelry and viens avec moi will have treats, deals, and giveaways. Later, stop by Shanghai for the Art is Up,... | Continue reading article

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Celebrate Family Day at the NAC with numerous theatre-related (and free) activities

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Photo of the 2013 NAC Family Day courtesy of the NACPhoto of the 2013 NAC Family Day courtesy of the NAC

As part of this year’s Winterlude, the National Arts Centre is organizing various events to promote arts and culture among children and young people. For music lovers, this past Saturday offered auditory delights with several musical activities and a concert of Peter and the Wolf.  Now it’s the turn for theatre buffs, thanks to the 4th Annual English Theatre Family Day, which is taking place at the NAC this Monday, February 17, from noon to 4 pm. “The event is all about spending time with your family, in a fun and educational... | Continue reading article

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Broken is a complex story of memory and loss told through generational ties

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Photos provided by The Great Canadian Theatre Company.Photos provided by The Great Canadian Theatre Company.

55 minutes (no intermission) | Drama | G Brian Fidler has dramatized his memories of his grandfather from when Fidler was around 10, and his grandfather came to live in Fidler’s parents’ basement. As Fidler points out early in the show, some of the props are real and some are stand-ins for what used to be. Similarly some parts of the story are factual, and some have been altered by dramatic license. The names have been changed. For instance, Brian Fidler becomes William, or Will. The play is set in... | Continue reading article

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Age of Arousal fails to arouse

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Lisa Jeans and Tim Oberholzer in Age of Arousal. Photo: Bear & Co.Lisa Jeans and Tim Oberholzer in Age of Arousal. Photo: Bear & Co.

In 1893, George Gissing published a novel called The Odd Women.  The title derived from the fact that there were a million more women than men in Victorian England.  These “odd” women weren’t able to land a husband, and this had a severe economic impact on women. Gissing’s story was of three impoverished sisters - Alice, Virginia and Monica – whose paths cross with an orphaned 30-something woman, Rhoda.  Rhoda is unmarried and living with an older unmarried woman, Mary.   Together, they are running a secretarial school to teach marketable... | Continue reading article

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This is War shows the human scars caused by Canada’s military role in Afghanistan

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(L-R) Sarah Finn, Brad Long, John Ng and Drew Moore.  Photo by Andrew Alexander.(L-R) Sarah Finn, Brad Long, John Ng and Drew Moore. Photo by Andrew Alexander.

Hannah Moscovitch has been called Canada’s most competent and hottest young playwright.  This praise extends abroad, with such publications as the Chicago Tribune and The Guardian recognising her talent. Watching her newest play This is War, which runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company until February 23, it is clear why the 35-year-old has received so much acclaim. Set in Afghanistan in the Panjwaii region, the story revolves around four Canadian soldiers who are struggling to deal with their wartime experiences.  Lurking in the background are reports of a massacre committed by the Afghan National Army during... | Continue reading article

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