It’s certainly possible to close your eyes and just listen to Plosive Productions stage adaptation of Orson Welles classic 1938 radio play War of the Worlds, which is playing at The Gladstone until Saturday. Director Teri Loretto-Valentik has made only small modifications to the script, so simply listening to this production with eyes closed is similar to the experience of […]
It happens a lot in our mobile society. New neighbours move in. Somebody invites them for drinks, or dinner, or brings a casserole, or flowers. Before you know it, kindred spirits find each other. Friendships form around common interests and activities. There’s usually some wine or beer or spirits involved. Some of these friendships last […]
I knew we were in for a fun evening when the audience laughed within the first minute of The School for Wives. They kept laughing throughout the rest of the play. Understandable when you consider the quality of the script, the direction, and the acting. Moliere wrote The School for Wives the year he married […]
Bankrupt is a very enjoyable – and slightly smutty – comedy by Ottawa playwright Stéphanie Turple. Her 2011 French play, Banqueroute, was translated into English and workshopped in 2013, and has now been brought to The Gladstone by Plosive Productions. It’s a dandy bedroom farce/musical mashup with some great comic moments. Judging from the laughter during the […]
Table Manners is the first of a theatrical triple-header at The Gladstone and, I believe, a first for Ottawa. As a result of a flippant remark to a reporter in 1973, Alan Ayckbourn found himself committed to writing a trilogy of plays. The result was his brilliant classic, The Norman Conquests. Ayckbourn’s three plays share […]
2 hours with one 15 minute intermission/ Comedy | Parental Guidance Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy, The Norman Conquests, is a set of plays that takes place in parallel, involving the same six characters, during the same weekend, in three different parts of an English country home (garden, living and dining room). Round and Round the Garden […]
Brian Carroll: “Let no one say that Plosive Productions doesn’t take chances. Starting with the draped white tunnel leading from the foyer to the theatre, there is the promise of a new and different experience.”
David Whiteley, producer of Basket of Deplorables, calls the staged reading of Tom Rachman’s audiobook “an antidote for our times”. Decide for yourself December 7 and 8 at the Gladstone Theatre.