Great Canadian Theatre Company
The Gladstone unveils 10th anniversary season filled with musicals, comedies, gripping dramas, and new works by Ottawa playwrights
An astonishing 24 shows by 12 independent companies have been announced for The Gladstone’s 10th Anniversary Season.
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.”
CTV News anchor Stefan Keyes talks about how he chose his career to be in a forum of the public eye in the latest of Apt613’s CityMakers column.
Six politically- and socially-charged plays are being presented on the GCTC’s main stage in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
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.
It’s the last weekend of January, everybody! Why, that’s almost February. And February, with its relative lack of days, might as well be March. We’ll get through this winter yet, and the events this weekend will help.
Courtney Merchand: “Moscovitch has presented us with startling piece of theatre based in working-class Ottawa in the 1920s but the implications of how far our society has left to go is the plays most unexpected twist. So what is it exactly a young wife ought to know? You’ll have to go see to find out.”
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.”
Jared Davidson: “Tess Degenstein does an excellent job… She keeps things moving and she keeps it funny.”
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.”
Great Canadian Theatre Company has partnered with six chefs to present a pop-up restaurant for one night in the run of each play this season.
David Currie: “Painfully funny… 70 minutes of uncomfortable delight.”
“You are happy!” says GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates. “It’s definitely an instruction.”
We are especially excited that the performance will offer new options to increase accessibility, including a limited number of sensory seats for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada aura eu pour effet d’unir les forces deux compagnies théâtrales issues des deux langues officielles du pays afin de coproduire une pièce de théâtre visant à rapprocher culturellement les deux univers. Les Passants sera présentée à Ottawa en français avec surtitres en anglais jusqu’au 12 mars au Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC).