Indie improv comedy troupes are meeting in Ottawa for the 2020 Improv Festival.
Arts Court Theatre
Brian Carroll: “Often laugh out loud funny, combining dance, live music, giant shadow puppetry and live video wizardry, Kitt & Jane also has touching moments where these two middle-schoolers reveal depths of feeling that they would rather we not see. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but you won’t know unless you try.”
Brian Carroll: “The disjointed plot line still feels stuck in Fringe territory.”
BFFs: “Kitt & Jane is a fun and fast paced show, with tons of big laughs, some musical stylings, lots of overhead projections and pie. Underneath the comedy, the show makes a statement on the state of the world and how dire things really are.”
Brian Carroll: “If you missed the 2016 Ottawa Fringe award-winning version of Cardinal, don’t miss this new opportunity. If you did see that version with its recorded music, the live music makes Cardinal worth seeing again.”
Amanda Armstong: “Awkward Hug is heartfelt, entertaining, and a piece of impressive storytelling.”
Amanda Armstrong: “Crippled is an absolutely masterful piece of writing that we are fortunate to have had shown here in Ottawa.”
Ottawa’s undercurrents festival has a new play development program that grants local artists a year-long residency at Arts Court.
Barb Popel: “Thibert’s story is touching and engaging.”
BFFs: “Crippled definitely wasn’t what we were expecting—it was so much more.”
Welcome to another winter weekend, folks! With any luck the weather will hold out and good thing too, as this weekend is full to the brim with things to get out and do!
Resolution 2020 is at Arts Court Theatre on Friday, January 17 at 7:30pm. Admission is pwyc, all ages and open to the public.
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to most in Ottawa-Gatineau!
From December 20 to 22, join Ottawa-Gatineau’s independent filmmakers for the 2019 edition of the Digi60 Filmmakers Festival.
For one night only, Ottawa will be treated to a rare and special evening of entertainment when the Autumn Melody Collective transports the guests of the Arts Court Theatre to the far away and ancient land of China.