Day 4: Two shows get an Ottawa premiere at the Fringe Festival tonight.
By Friday or Saturday of opening weekend, Fringe really feels like a full-blown festival. 50+ shows have already opened and some have audiences buzzing. Knots of people stand outside venues, clutching programs and discussing a show they’re about to see or have just seen.
In the midst of all this excitement, the Ottawa premieres of two shows could go under the radar:
- High Tea: Another British Comedy by James & Jamesy (Life & Depth)
- Your Princess is in Another Castle by Wes Babcock & Nancy Kenny (Down The Well Productions)
Today’s a choose-your-own-adventure day, in that I won’t offer any picks from the Sunday lineup. Apt613 reviewers have been out in full force on opening weekend. You’ll find their honest reviews waiting for you at apt613.ca/fringe. So see what’s on in the Fringe schedule, read the reviews, read even more reviews, surf the #ottfringe hashtag for a minute, and ask friends to meet you at the beer tent this afternoon. Happy Fringing!
See the full schedule and show listings at ottawafringe.com. The 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival runs until June 18 at a dozen venues. Tickets cost $12 at the door (cash only) and $14 in advance, including fees. Artists keep 100% of their ticket sales.