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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Winter is back with a vengeance for its season’s finale. For those of us who are anxiously awaiting the imminent arrival of spring, we are pleased to announce that there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend (including, perhaps even, the return of some slightly warmer weather).

Robbin Deyo, Swirl Still 00:16:232015, oil on canvas, 76 x 135 cm. Photo: Guy L’Heureux

What to expect from the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Summer shows

This summer the Ottawa Art Gallery presents four shows – Jerry Grey on the Grid: 1968-1978, Paula Murray: You Are Me, Robbin Deyo: Still Moving and Gail Bourgeois: Correspondence. The first three feature examples of non-representational art (you know, stuff that doesn’t look like stuff). This sort of thing sometimes causes members of the general […]

Saor PRINT

Fringe Review: Saor (Free)

60 minutes | Adventure, Comedy, Solo | Mature I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to see the title of this show and think “Huh? A free Fringe show? Sure, I’m down!” It’s not actually a free show, but that’s ok! Free is the direct translation of the Gaelic word “saor”, and the search for […]

All photos by Andrew Alexander.

Review: Perfect Pie

In Judith Thompson’s Perfect Pie, Patsy and Marie meet as children in a small drive-through town in Ontario in a time when children from what were considered good families shared bathwater once a week . Despite major differences in class and social status they become fiercely loyal friends, remaining so until their teens when they […]

Margo MacDonald, Sarah Waisvisz, and Lawrence Aronovitch. Photo by Titus Androgynous.

Theatre world premières, queer history, & vintage costumes: all in one place!

Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]

Photo courtesy of TACTICS.

Review: A Little Fire at Arts Court Theatre

I don’t think it’s all that unusual for small children to have a relationship with God, whatever they conceive that to be. The early years of life are a strange and bewildering time; a prolonged shaking off of the dreams of oblivion. You don’t think about it all that often anymore once the options of […]

Photo courtesy of TACTICS.

TACTICS opens with emotional double bill

The inaugural show of the 2015-16 TACTICS series comprises two pieces that, though quite different, artistic director and series curator Bronwyn Steinberg sees as likely to appeal to the same type of audience. Both tackle experiences that, though age old, are at the forefront of contemporary life: mental illness and the street harassment women face […]

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