Colin Noden: “This is a powerful play. It is not a preachy play. It asks no questions and gives no answers. It shares an eternal experience in a visceral way.’
Livia Belcea: “From the limitations of the ageing body to the pain of seeing all your loved ones disappear, to the isolation seniors feel due to generational gaps or simply because they live alone or far from their families, Old Fart 2021 tactfully weaves difficult elements into a cheerful and relatable narrative.”
Broadway Friends Forever: “Michelle invites you into her story and is very funny, but does share some dark moments with the audience. A one-woman (ish) show, Cabaret-zy is much like an intimate conversation with a friend.”
Livia Belcea: “This play is uncontestably funny and original, and works because both performers are talented, creative, and incredibly committed to their roles, but there was an obscureness about the play that confused me rather than engaged me.”
Laura Gauthier and Samara Caplan: “With a small ensemble and simple staging filmed with COVID precautions in place (the actors wear masks when singing, but thanks to a great microphone setup they do not come through muffled), the virtual production is done quite well.”
Brian Carroll: “If you just want some yuks, spend your cash elsewhere. But if you like plays where you have to work at understanding what’s going on, shell out your money and take a chance.”
Colin Noden: “Insightful, intriguing, and authentic, told in a pain-soaked hilarious way. It’s a tale of a special childhood that is also every secret childhood.”
Livia Belcea: “W-YRD’s plot is not original, and I was skeptical about how a musical with a cast of seven performers, each in a different location, could be pulled off in a virtual format, but this show is a success and a must-see!”
Prohibition wasn’t all gangsters and hatchet ladies—though there was definitely lots of that! A Toast to Prohibition looks at the average folks going the extra mile to get a drink during that dry era.
Dressed as People – A Triptych of Uncanny Abduction is a world premiere, and aren’t we lucky to be the first ones to see it! It’s three monologues from three different time periods, all written by award-winning speculative fiction playwrights, performed by the much-lauded actor Margo MacDonald, and directed by the multi-talented Mary Ellis.
On Saturday, June 12, a new artist-driven event series will launch in Ottawa with live streamed performances by a group of eclectic musical, visual, and multimedia artists.
A conversation with GCTC online playwright-in-residence Vishesh Abeyratne.
The Carleton County Law Association and the Great Canadian Theatre Company are performing their annual Lawyer Play, this time with an “old-timey” radio format. The play runs from May 31–June 11.
Haunted by shadows and the ghosts of the past, The Coven by Shanice Pereira uses the world of witchcraft to represent the intergenerational trauma a family is struggling to get to the other side of.
A classic comedy of errors, wackiness is behind every corner. Whether you’re a Stevie Nicks fan who will pick up on subtly hidden easter eggs or just an average viewer, you’re bound to find yourself letting out a few unexpected laughs over the show’s 35-minute run.