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Looking ahead to the 2015-16 NAC theatre season

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBv3ae_dSwE[/youtube] Some of Ottawa’s leading theatres recently announced their lineup for the 2015-16 season.  Over the past few days, Apartment613 has previewed what local audiences can expect in the near future. Today we conclude our look ahead by focusing on the National Arts Centre’s upcoming season for English theatre. Jillian Keiley, the artistic director of […]

Donnie Laflamme and Brent Rouleau (foreground) in The Hairy Ape. All photos by Glen McIntosh.

Chamber Theatre Hintonburg lets the beast out

Hunched over, shovels in hand, the firemen get to work feeding coal into the belly of the beast. The rhythmic sound of laboured grunts fill the silence. Welcome to the bowels of an ocean liner, an all too real picture seamlessly painted by the cast of The Hairy Ape: a Comedy of Ancient and Modern […]

Divers. Photo from their Facebook page.

The reason every 613 punk woke up hungover last Saturday morning

There’s a reason every 613 punk sounded extra raspy when they woke up hungover on Saturday morning. Ottawa got a sweat-soaked close-up of contemporary, high-voltage Portlandian punk on the weekend. This past Friday, April 3, the highly-acclaimed boys of DIVERS managed to fit our sleepy Capital into their North American tour schedule for the very […]

Ottawa Little Theatre offers big fun next season

Some of Ottawa’s leading theatres recently announced their lineup for the 2015-16 season.  In response, Apartment613 is previewing what local audiences can expect in the near future.  Today we look at the upcoming season at the Ottawa Little Theatre. As the oldest theatre company in the city, the Ottawa Little Theatre has been performing plays […]

Actors David Whiteley and Chandel Gambles in Venus in Fur. Phto courtesy of The Gladstone Theatre.

Venus in Fur is a sex comedy turned on its birch-switched bottom.

Kinky? Serious? Dramatic? Comic? Suspenseful? Warped? Disturbing? Playful? Political? Role-bending? All of the above? Venus in Fur is a sex comedy turned on its birch-switched bottom. Don’t come expecting a frothy farce like Noises Off. Yes, there’s a scantily clad attractive woman. Yes, there’s a pedantic tight-assed frumpily dressed man. Yes, there’s a play within […]

New dance season at the NAC looks fantastic

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exVVKUpgoGw[/youtube] Some of Ottawa’s leading theatres recently announced their lineup for the 2015-16 season.  Over the next few days, Apartment613 will preview what local audiences can expect in the near future.  Today we review the upcoming dance season at the National Arts Centre. Whenever someone complains that Ottawa is not a world-class city when it […]

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