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Searching for Snails: A thrill of creative performances & happy trails with Ottawa Stilt Union

Searching for Snails / À la recherche des escargots is a fable of co-existence, self-discovery and ecological respect. Luckily, this journey of predatory human nature versus planetary needs is also a cavalcade of darkly entertaining performances replete with ingenious puppetry, larger-than-life characters, comedy, dance, song and haunting stilt walking. The story is simple–business man Maximilien […]

Corpus breathes new life into an old topic.

On May 1st Darrah Teital’s award winning play Corpus had its opening night. Corpus was sold as a young scholar coming across a relationship that had happened in Nazi occupied Poland, and her investigation of that relationship leads her into a romantic one of her own. The Holocaust is a tough subject to sell admittedly, […]

How well do you know your city?

Post by Nicole Milne, Associate Producer at The Great Canadian Theatre Company. Have you lived in Ottawa all your life? Did you come here for university and decide to stay and make the nation’s capital your home? No matter how long you’ve been here, I bet could you tell a visitor where to find the […]

Fringe Review: Everybody Dies in December

55 min | Dark Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Nancy Kenny, who brought us the dynamic Roller Derby Saved My Soul a couple of years ago, returns to Ottawa with another solo show: Everybody Dies in December. It’s a much quieter, almost interior play but, like Roller Derby, it’s about one woman’s passion for her vocation. […]

Fringe Review: Grade 8

By Jessica Ruano 60 minutes | Spoken Word, Drama |PG Oh, Dwayne Morgan, you heartwarmer. For years I’ve known you as the guy who almost single-handedly made the Canadian spoken word scene flourish, most notably with your slam-tastic When Brothers Speak / When Sisters Speak showcases. But now I’m acquainted with you under a different […]

Fringe Review: BLINDSIDE

65 minutes | Comedy, Solo | G If you like unique and gritty, down-to-earth storytelling, BLINDSIDE is the play for you. When she was just an infant, Stéphanie Morin-Robert was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer that rapidly forms in the immature cells of the retina. In order to save her life, doctors had […]

Fringe Review: Searching For Party

By Sandy Gibson 60 min | Comedy, Drama | PG The first question that will pop into one’s head when considering whether to see Searching for Party is: “Do I need to be a gamer to enjoy it?” I’m happy to report that as far as I’m concerned, the answer is no. Gamers may be […]

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