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Josh Glanc in 'Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian'. Image courtesy of 613TV,

A–Z: All reviews from the 2018 Ottawa Fringe Festival

By Apartment613 on June 21, 2018

What: 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival
When: continues through June 24, 2018
Where: 10 venues downtown (see ottawafringe.com for full schedule)
Tickets: $14 online, at the box office, or $12 at the door

Ottawa’s largest non-curated theatre festival opens this weekend. Before Fringe closes on June 24, head downtown to take in some of the 50+ shows being offered.

To help you make your choices, Apt613 has assembled a crackerjack team of reviewers:

  • Barb Popel
  • Brenda Dunn
  • Brian Carroll
  • Colin Noden
  • Helen Lam
  • Jared Davidson
  • Jennifer Cavanagh
  • Kate Carmanico
  • Kenneth Ingram
  • Livia Belcea
  • Nick Bachusky
  • Nicholas McBurney
  • Travis Facette

They will continue going to shows until every production has been reviewed. Readers can visit apt613.ca/fringe for new reviews posted daily.

Will we all agree? We hope not. As in past years, readers can also post their ratings of the shows in our comments section.

Shows (A–Z)

…like nobody’s watching by Jake Simonds

#Faustus by Kit Marlowe (Plan B Productions)

25 by Elliot Delage (1919)

A Brief History of Petty Crime by Jimmy Hogg

A Girl in The Fridge by Patrice Forbes (Dead Unicorn Ink)

A Nightmare on East Hastings: A Comedy by Bill Pats (Bessie-Jean Productions)

Agent Madeleine by Chelsea MacKay (Rainy Heart Productions)

Anjou by Sarah Haley (The Lady Chamberlain)

Aspergers: A Tale of a Social Misfit by Adam Schwartz

Banned in the USA by Gerard Harris (That’s Enough Drama)

Becoming by Erum Khan (Floral Theatre)

Blanket Fort by Leaping Mammal Collective

C A M P by Troy Arsenian, Georgia Gibbons, Bennett Langdon, Lauren Rae, Taylor Stewart, Brooke Trealout and Ben Van Drie

Canada 151 by Not Oasis

CLIT WIT! by Collette Kendall

Daters Gonna Date by Brendan Main & Colleen Waltenbury (Good Morning Apocalypse)

Dating Myself by Ron Corbett

Drawn That Way by Victoria Luloff (Petulant Guppy Theatre)

Drunk Girl by Thea Fitz-James

Faris Who Talks To Rats by Allan Mackey (Theatre Underground)

Five More Minutes by Riley Hardwick, Alex Lamarre, Lucas Colwell (Dip In The Lake)

Flabbergasted by Rylan Schwarze Mitch Muirhead & Ashley Krawchenko (Greg Houston Comedy)

Flawed by Jenn Hayward

Fool Muun Komming! by Sam Kruger (Invisible Theatre of Minneapolis)

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (Stendhal X)

Heirloom Toys Circus by Deflying Feets

High School High by Alli Harris

House Rules by Mark MacDonald (Shenaniventures)

How To Get Over A Guy in 723 Days by Judy Reid (Odd Job Ninja)

Interstellar Elder: Badass Grandma in Space by Ingrid Hansen, Kathleen Greenfield, Britt Small & Emma Zabloski

I, IDIOT by jem rolls

Josephine, A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play by Tymisha Harris, Michael Marinaccio & Tod Kimbro (Dynamite Lunchbox Entertainment)

Karma Karma Karma Karma Karma Chamedian by Josh Glanc

Lip Service by Ashley Whitehead & Natalie Tin Yin Gan (Pulsive Party)

Lungs by Duncan Macmillan (Cart Before The Horse Theatre)

MAL by Rachelle Elie (Crowning Monkey)

Ottawa Stand-Up Comedy Showcase by Various Artists (Aldershot Sun Productions)

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert by Melanie Gall

Rachel & Zoe: Uncorked & Uncensored by Hannah Gibson-Fraser & Jodi Morden (PrettyUgly Theatre Productions)

Re:Construct by Even Gilchrist

Red Bastard: Lie With Me by Eric Davis

Rocko & Nakota: Tales From The Land by Josh Languedoc (Indigenized Indigenous Theatre)

Start Swimming by James Fritz (Third Wall Academy)

Staying Alive by Janice Israeloff & Michael Smith (Awe! Theatre)

The Beast’s Library by Ryan Borochovitz, Caitlin Hart & Letycia Henriques (Sad Ibsen Theatre)

The Biscuiteater by Jim Loucks

The Brotherhood by Monica Bradford-Lea & Lauren Welchner (Spicy Days)

The Date by Phoebe Webber (Phybee)

The Drunk Text by Mathieu Charlebois, Nichole Perera & Samantha Clarke (Miltonbone Productions)

The Geography Teacher’s Orders by Marta Singh (Two Women Productions)

The Last Spartan by Pierre Brault (Jamine Ackert)

The Music Buffet with Rory Gardiner by Rory Gardiner (Break Free Entertainment)

The Shit Hot Shit Show by Deborah Ring (The Shit Hot Shit Show)

This Is Step One by Jess McAuley (New Twist Theatre Collective)

The Ultraviolet Life by Production Mirage

What They Said About Love by Steve Budd (Steve Budd Presents)


The 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–24, 2018 at downtown venues including Arts Court, La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins and the University of Ottawa. 4-show packs cost $48 and are available online. Door Passes cost $55–99 (5–10 shows). Single tickets cost $12 at the door or $12 plus a $2 processing fee online. 

Except for processing fees, all box office revenue goes to the artists. N.B. The one-time purchase of a $3 Fringe Pin is required to buy tickets. That $3 goes toward supporting the Festival. Visit www.ottawafringe.com for box office info.