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Bear & Co. tours Shakespeare’s Cymbeline to Ottawa parks

Bear & Co. tours Shakespeare’s exuberantly oddball masterpiece Cymbeline to Ottawa’s parks. Follow a pair of lovers as they react to the mad world around them in a 90-minute version of the play Shakespeare packed with every plot device he could think of: star-crossed lovers, a wicked stepmother, a befuddled king, a loyal servant, separated […]

Torchlight 2018 – Twelfth Night – a Company of Fools

16th Annual Torchlight Shakespeare Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s most musical romantic comedy Directed by Bronwyn Steinberg July 2-August 18th 2018 (preview June 30th) Playing in a park near you Showtime: Monday-Saturday 7pm plus Saturday matinées at 2pm! Admission is Pay-What-You-Will – Suggested Donation $20 Rain or shine

Fringe Review: The Actor’s Nightmare

By Philip Caunter 55 minutes | Comedy | G Acting! It can be an intimidating thing even if you prepare, and if you have no idea what you’re doing it can be a nightmare. That’s the premise of this play, as the hapless George Spelvin (played by Rod Hagglund) gets tossed about on stage without […]

Shakespeare for people who don’t like Shakespeare

A year and a half ago, Jillian Keiley, the Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre, asked Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop to collaborate on a production of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies – Twelfth Night.  However, she wanted them to imagine the play without puppets.  As the Old Trouts say […]

So Much Theatre: Hal and Falstaff

Review by Brian M. Carroll 175 minutes (including one intermission) | Historical Drama | G Like Shel Silverstein’s poem Hamlet as Told on the Streets, the Company of Fools’ street smart production of Hal and Falstaff is aimed at the rabble: the types of folks who paid a penny to stand in the pit of the original Globe […]