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Rehearsal Pictures from So, You're Stuck in an Underground Bunker, featuring Maëlys Wega, Janani Suthan, Matthew Yorke Gambhir, Meadow Agar, Catherine Mona

So, You’re Stuck in an Underground Bunker at YIF

Laura and Samara spend their days as non-profit unicorns and fill every spare minute exploring the world of musical theatre as BFFs (that’s Broadway Friends Forever). Follow @bffs613 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. What happens when five young people are trapped together after the world has been destroyed by nuclear war? Written by Harley Wegner, […]

Theatre Review: Calpurnia at the National Arts Centre

Barb Popel: “I was eager to see Calpurnia. So too, obviously, was the audience on opening night. It was the first night of the “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” motorcycle convoy and the NAC building was in the middle of the police “Red Zone”. Nevertheless, there were quite a few people in the audience. Most of the audience laughed at the funny bits, especially in the second act, and almost all of the audience gave the actors a standing ovation.”

Me, Vivien Leigh and the Roller Rink preview

A little less than a year ago, CBC news anchor Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld stepped away from her steady gig at the evening news to pursue other projects. This month, her play “Me, Vivien Leigh and The Roller Rink” is on stage at Arts Court as part of the undercurrents festival.

Theatre Review: Heartlines at GCTC—until April 3

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear t-shirts, camouflage, and body armour. Some wear skirts or pants and have artistic skills that are tested by extraordinary circumstances. Playwright Sarah Waiswisz’s Heartlines demonstrates that heroism can have unlikely beginnings.

Theatre Review: Blissful State of Surrender by Sanita Fejzić at GCTC

Ottawa writer Sanita Fejzić’s Blissful State of Surrender is her first play but it doesn’t seem like one. Its world premiere at GCTC is impressive for a number of reasons. It accomplishes something rather rare in the theatre — it’s a drama that tackles “heavy” topics but which also successfully delivers flashes of comedy and […]