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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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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa + ticket giveaway

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Photo of the Yips, courtesy of Ming Wu.Photo of the Yips, courtesy of Ming Wu.

The weekend’s almost upon us and Winterlude is in full swing. You might want to save your mandatory stop to look at the pretty sculptures for Sunday, because the weekend is chalk full with fun things to do. Start your Thursday evening early at the Ottawa Art Gallery with the dual exhibit of David R. Harper & Rémi Thériault and Painters Eleven. Thériault’s exhibition consists of a series of large colour photographs on the physical transformation of European sites where Canadian armies fought in WWI. Harper’s exhibit “Entre chien et... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Photo of Olenka by Patrick Schmidt.Photo of Olenka by Patrick Schmidt.

2014: the Year of the Horse! Yup, it’s Chinese New Year this weekend – celebrate down in Chinatown at Shanghai or party with jazz group Bamboo Groove Saturday night. At Babylon Thursday night, it’s another edition of “I can’t believe it’s not“, with Nirvana’s Nevermind being played full-out with more than a dozen local musicians. In other covers, Jonesey and The GreyTones continue their quest to cover the Beatles’ 1964 content. On Friday, it’s a night of folk at Pressed with Olenka, Bosveld and Jos Fortin, while The Standstills are down at... | Continue reading article

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Grain of Salt tries to explore the role of Christianity in modern culture

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"Grain of Salt" ensemble cast in rehearsal, from L - R: Robin Hodge, Mitchel Rose, Megan Piercey Monafu, Lori Jean Hodge, Jeff Lefebvre. Photo provided by 9th Hour Theatre Company."Grain of Salt" ensemble cast in rehearsal, from L - R: Robin Hodge, Mitchel Rose, Megan Piercey Monafu, Lori Jean Hodge, Jeff Lefebvre. Photo provided by 9th Hour Theatre Company.

It isn’t often a play staged in a bar takes on the role of Christianity in modern culture. Thus on the coldest night of the year we settled into The Mercury Lounge with a glass of wine and the day’s headlines of the Joe LeClair affair on our mind eager to see how this production would address the controversial role of organised religion. The narrative of the play loosely follows Megan (Megan Piercey Monafu) a young Christian conflicted by her faith. Megan’s concern about the exclusion of homosexuals is further... | Continue reading article

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With lovable characters and impressive set Kim’s Convenience is a hit (+ ticket giveaway)

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Photo of Jean Yoon (Mrs. Kim) and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Mr. Kim) by Cylla von TiedemannPhoto of Jean Yoon (Mrs. Kim) and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Mr. Kim) by Cylla von Tiedemann

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the evening show of Kim’s Convenience on Saturday, February 1. To enter the contest email apartment613@gmail.com by noon Wednesday with the subject line “Kim’s Convenience – Contest.”  The winner will be notified on Wednesday afternoon. To quote playwright Michel Tremblay, “Why should we be surprised to see our people on our own stages?” Kim’s Convenience, which is playing at the National Arts Centre until February 8, is a short (85-minute) distillation of the inter-generational clashes that inevitably arise between first- and second-generation Canadians.... | Continue reading article

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War Horse: an emotional tale with amazing puppets

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Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg.Photo by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg.

Post by Adria May and Sean Zio. It seems that a lot of people love the story of War Horse. It’s an emotional and touching tale about a boy named Albert and his horse, Joey, in wartime England in 1914. We saw it on opening night at the National Arts Centre on January 21 and the audience gave it a standing ovation. War Horse is based on Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 children’s novel of the same name. And in addition to being a Broadway play, Steven Spielberg adapted it to film in... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa + Home Reno Show giveaway

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Photo of Her Harbour by Jamie Kronick, courtesy Her Harbour's website.Photo of Her Harbour by Jamie Kronick, courtesy Her Harbour's website.

So, it’s cold. You’ve probably already discussed this around the water cooler today – there’s nothing like weather to get people riled up. So change the conversation and talk about your weekend plans – the city is hopping this weekend! Chinatown Remixed, that summertime street festival, has joined up with the Museum of Nature this Friday for one of the Nature Nocturne events. They’ll have life-sized board games, bubble tea, live art and of course, karaoke with China Doll. They’ll also have the usual dance parties throughout the museum. It’s... | Continue reading article

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Detroit is a rousing performance of the neighbourly get-together gone wrong

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David Whiteley and David Benedict Brown. Photo Credit: Plosive Productions.David Whiteley and David Benedict Brown. Photo Credit: Plosive Productions.

It happens a lot in our mobile society. New neighbours move in. Somebody invites them for drinks, or dinner, or brings a casserole, or flowers. Before you know it, kindred spirits find each other. Friendships form around common interests and activities. There’s usually some wine or beer or spirits involved. Some of these friendships last for years, decades even. But what happens when an economic recession tightens the screws? The real Detroit has lost 2/3rds of its population. Tens of thousands of buildings stand abandoned. What does this do to... | Continue reading article

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The Shape of a Girl is a provocative one-woman show sure to impress.

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Cart Before the Horse theatre incorporates a chorus of eight female grade ten Canterbury drama students to capture the authentic teenage voice. All photos by Zahra Larche.Cart Before the Horse theatre incorporates a chorus of eight female grade ten Canterbury drama students to capture the authentic teenage voice. All photos by Zahra Larche.

“I want to go home and cry. That’s the saddest thing EVER!” says a sweet young thing after leaving the Avalon Studio. “No dear, it isn’t.” I think to myself. “It ain’t Auschwitz!” But then I think of Stanley Milgram. In 1997, fourteen-year-old Reena Virk was surrounded and beaten by seven girls and one boy. And left to die. Two people from that group returned to drag her into the water and hold her head under. No one reported the incident to the police. No one. Reena’s body washed ashore... | Continue reading article

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