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Odyssey Theatre presents Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia

Don’t miss Odyssey Theatre’s 33rd season of Theatre Under the Stars, featuring Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia: Apocalyptus Interruptus, a world premiere of award-winning playwright David S. Craig’s new comedy. The play, which runs from July 26-August 26, 2018, is set 100 years in the future, and climate change has made the world inhospitable. […]

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 […]

25 at the Ottawa Fringe Festival

2 actors. 12 characters. 45 minutes. From the 19th arrondissement of Paris, 1919 is a fresh new theatre company that aims to bring contemporary theatre to a wide variety of audiences. Their first show 25 is an original production, accidentally created by Elliot Delage as he re-discovered and assembled various scenes from his past. 25 […]

Ultaviolet Life – Ottawa Fringe 2018

A medical setting, a flirtation with death, an encounter with an oracle, a mysterious mirror and elusive three-way love affair. In a liminal space, Ultraviolet Life explores illness and resilience using gesture and burlesque. “I was scared to show you. But I had to tell you, otherwise you’ll never know who I really am.” This production thanks […]

Miss Shakespeare – a new Canadian musical

Miss Shakespeare Book and lyrics by Tracey Power Music Co-Written with Steve Charles Directed by Bronwyn Steinberg Music Direction by Wendy Berkelaar Featuring Rachel Eugster, Leah Cogan, Robin Guy, Shawna Pasini, Laura Hall, Iyono Ede, and Natalie Fraser May 24-June 2, 2018 (preview May 23) Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30 […]

Fringe Review: A Tension to Detail

60 minutes | Comedy, Solo | Mature Gerard Harris’s A Tension to Detail promises to be a play about stories, and it asks you to trust the tale but not its teller. The interesting thing about A Tension to Detail is that in just over an hour with the actor, I never once felt close to […]

Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

By Julia Bueneman 65 minutes | Drama, Solo | PG Following a multitude of very different, very real characters, Jayson Mcdonald has created an absolute masterpiece. Flicking through half a dozen personas — both loveable and beautifully hatable — Mcdonald portrays each with a convincing newness, leaving all the various characters completely unique and individual […]

Fringe Review: Searching For Party

By Sandy Gibson 60 min | Comedy, Drama | PG The first question that will pop into one’s head when considering whether to see Searching for Party is: “Do I need to be a gamer to enjoy it?” I’m happy to report that as far as I’m concerned, the answer is no. Gamers may be […]

Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG I’ve got to be honest, I was excited for this show. But when I got there, my excitement totally paid off. Hah! Classic misdirect! Rideshares and Rope Swings is an absolutely astonishing comedy about life and death featuring the terrific pairing of Zoe Towne and Matt Hertendy. Matt […]

Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Magic Unicorn Island sold out again and anyone who sees it can understand why. The horrors of war are so viscerally presented, so nuanced is the exploration of the theme and it is so artfully developed that the ending of this comedy had me in tears. That’s because Magic […]

Fringe Review: GET LOST jem rolls

By Julia Bueneman 55 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo | PG When was the last time you got lost or, better yet, lost yourself? Jem Rolls’s latest show is a fantastic reminder that when you are stagnant, you are stuck. A beautifully composed, captivating piece that is not only a commentary on the tourism industry […]

Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

By Julia Bueneman 60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG Heartwarming, heart-wrenching, adorable and charming: Genevieve (Zoe Towne) and Reid (Matt Hertendy) have incredible onstage chemistry. Rapid-fire dialogue, hilarious one-liners, brilliant writing, and wonderfully elaborate characters: this is a show that has everything (and a little bit of unexpected more). Two strangers embark on a […]

Fringe Review: GARY

60 minutes |Comedy, Drama | Mature GARY defies description for a number of reasons. To give away too much of the plot would diminish the experience, for one thing. Explaining every detail of what happens would take nearly as long as the show itself — there’s a lot going on in just an hour, on […]

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 […]

Fringe Review: Victory for the Recycled Virgin

60 minutes | Solo, Drama | Mature If you like oddballs, you will love Victory for the Recycled Virgin. I don’t mean that pejoratively, Houston Robertson is a charming storyteller who has had a very unusual life to tell us about. This is not so much a show as a woman’s life on display. The […]

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