Laura, now a grown woman of 25, has written a revealing memoir about the time she was an underage student experiencing a sexual and intellectual awakening in the thrall of her former English teacher, Mr. Wells. This gripping two-hander rewinds the clock by ten years, and explores the truth of what happened behind closed classroom […]
Mara’s life is normal. She lives in Ottawa, has a good government job, a handsome partner, a new baby boy, and everything appears fine on the surface. Appearances can be deceiving. A world premiere about sexual assault, political expediency, and the masks we wear to carry on as if everything is as it should be.
After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. Martin Luther King retires to his motel amidst a raging thunderstorm. When a mysterious maid arrives at his door, political discussion ensues and Dr. King is forced to confront his legacy in a poetic reimagining of the events taking place on the night before […]
Brett and Drew are exhausted by living the life of their dreams in the big city. Opportunity knocks when Brett inherits a house in rural Ontario, prompting the decision to pack up, shift gears and open a B&B in a quaint little village. A heartwarming comedy about “being out” in small town Canada, skeletons in […]
A haunting play about three brides who share two things in common: they all married the same man, and they are all dead. Emerging from their clawfoot bathtubs, Bessie, Alice, and Margaret share evidence against a murderous man in a chilling ghost story that recounts the shocking crimes.
Lamenting the end of summer? This weekend goes to show that fall is just as fun!
In this riveting sequel to The Last Wife, playwright Kate Hennig takes us on a gritty exploration of victim shaming, sexual awareness, and female empowerment as she reimagines the scandalous story of young Elizabeth I as a modern day crime drama.
Courtney Merchand: “Finding oneself in the only life they’ve ever known, Gracie is not only a journey of a 15 year old girl questioning her place in her community and in her faith but of how each different character either accepts the role they’re given or fights their way to redemption. If your curiosity is piqued as mine was, I definitely recommend seeing the play.”
Highlights: Cadence Weapon, Ottawa Theatre Challenge, and carried away on the crest of a wave lead show picks for second half of March
After combing through the events calendar, Apt613 has come up with a list of exciting shows coming up in March.
Livia Belcea: “Mimi was charming and welcoming, which made performing in front of hundreds of people for the first time, with no script, no preparation and no knowledge of where the play was going, a little bit less overwhelming.”
Maria-Hélèna Pacelli: “And while the melodies have been replaying in my head, what haunts me even more is the image of hundreds of flyers catching wind on their way down from the high rise reminding us that there are so many extraordinary things about being ordinary.”
“You are happy!” says GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates. “It’s definitely an instruction.”
This weekend is Ottawa’s annual opportunity to explore a side of the city that is rarely available to the public. Doors Open Ottawa 2017 runs for two days and the list of buildings this year is longer than ever.
The 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 7–18, 2017 at multiple downtown venues including Arts Court Theatre, La Nouvelle Scène and the University of Ottawa.
Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies… Last weekend, Great Canadian Theatre Company unveiled its 2017–18 season during a subscribers event at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Programmed by Artistic Director Eric Coates, the company’s 43rd season is dominated by female playwrights – young female playwrights. “This is partly due to our commitment to gender equity, […]