Barbara PopelTheatre Reviewer
Barb Popel is a frequent film-goer (hooray for the ByTowne Theatre!) and avid theatre-goer (almost 100 plays per year). She also attends quite a few classical music concerts. Not sure when she sleeps. Quoting a friend, she says, “I don’t support the arts; the arts support me.” Photo by Andrew Alexander.
This weekend’s Doors Open event is Ottawa’s annual opportunity to explore a side of the city that is rarely available to the public.
The late spring session starts on April 29.
Barb Popel: “Dief the Chief… is Pierre Brault’s best work as a playwright.”
Perhaps the most remarkable baroque orchestra in the world will perform at Southam Hall this month.
Barbara Popel: “As the lights went up at the end of the harrowing second act, the opening night audience leapt to its feet to give the cast a well-deserved standing ovation.”
The OJO’s next concert is taking place at the National Arts Centre on February 23.
Barb Popel: “Fine performances from four talented actors… A polished production.”
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the “the royal family of guitar” perform in Ottawa.
“The script explores what it’s like to be middle-aged artists who realize they’ll never achieve success. Even if you’re not an artist, it’s a relatable condition.”