Colin Noden: “Happy Birthday Claire! is listed as a New Work, but the cast and production have the dynamics of a long-standing play.”
Nicholas McBurney: “It’s a story that’s quite different from her previous two shows… and to my mind, it’s also more heartwarming.”
Brian Carroll: “There’s truth in advertising. It’s an action packed, cops and robbers adventure that had the audience roaring with laughter.”
Brian Carroll: “Pomerant has played class clown to a limited audience until now. But stand-up comedy is the big league. He needs better material, something more for the audience to sink its teeth into.”
Mer Weinhold: “Since opening night very nearly sold out, interested festival-goers would be wise to see Bat Brains sooner rather than later.”
Barb Popel: “With all his acting training, I was a little surprised by several things happening on stage.”
Brian Carroll: “Every year I hope there will be a really good family show at the Ottawa Fringe. This year my prayers have been answered.”
Kate Carmanico: “Outrageous… Forget the old man with the white beard—I’d rather meet this firecracker in heaven.”
Jared Davidson: “John Koensgen, James Richardson and Laura Hall each unleash purposeful performances that bring clarity and life to complex material.”
Jared Davidson: “Webber’s funny, self aware musings spiral into darker thoughts and anxiety, only to return to a confidence grounded in a love of cats.”
Helen Lam: This play seems to be more like a dramatized memoir than a theatre drama.
Brian Carroll: Being a science junkie, I found the train of events in Meitner’s life intriguing.
Brian Carroll: Lest you think this is merely a scholarly exercise, playwrights Becky McKercher and Sarah Thuswaldner have peppered the script with plenty of puns to indulge the groundlings.
Jared Davidson: “A quick-witted, absurd and cerebral comedy about the end of the world and the greed that caused it. Or, if not greed, caffeine addiction.”
Samara Caplan: “A surprisingly emotional and impactful show.”