October is upon us! The most beautiful month of the year has arrived and the trees are ablaze with golden yellows, rusty oranges, and fiery reds. While this weekend’s forecast isn’t calling for 30-degree weather like the weekend past, it is a great opportunity to layer up in those comfy fall sweaters and scarves and get outdoors.
Welcome to the weekend!
How things are made, shapes what it is made. This is the philosophy that Floral Theatre, a young Ottawa theatre troupe, practiced during their preparations for their first Ottawa Fringe Festival performance of Three to Leave and hopes to foster through all their future endeavours.
Charlie Ross brought his One Man Star Wars Trilogy to Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre Wednesday night. It was a special performance to fundraise for the 20th Ottawa Fringe Festival. The play debuted on the Fringe circuit in 2001 and has since grown into a Lucasfilm-licensed production. It’s impossible to review the show without the disclaimer that […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EPwRdVg5Ug[/youtube] So it’s an almost-kind-of long weekend, with the sun shining and the city full of activities. The Fringe Festival continues, with theatre options to suit just about everyone. Not sure what play to catch? We reviewed all the plays to help you out – check out our Fully Fringed section to see […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQfbw6e2Yz4[/youtube] Good thing this weekend has the longest days of the year – with so much happening, you’ll need those extra hours of sunshine to pack it all in! If you’re down at the Fringe Festival, be sure to stop by the courtyard to say hi – we’ll be reviewing all of the […]
Fringe Festival Preview – Kitt & Jane: an interactive survival guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future
SNAFU Dance theatre | Actual Run Time: 75 Minutes Editor’s note: For the last five year’s Apartment613 has reviewed every single Ottawa Fringe play in our Fully Fringed initiative. This year we sent Dev Marr to the Montreal Fringe to do a bit of recognisance on some of the plays heading to Ottawa later this […]
Episode 77 of Lunch Out Loud Ottawa is up! We meet with Patrick Gauthier, the director of the Ottawa Fringe Festival . We met up with him at the Fringe Festival headquarters to know a bit more about him, what the festival is all about, how to get involved in the festival, where performers like […]
Listen here or on iTunes. Catch Apartment613 Live every Thursday at 5pm on CHUO 89.1 FM. This week, Karen kicked things off with a chat with Greggory Clark of the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Greggory recapped this year’s Fringe Fest, which he says was a huge success. He also gave us a sneak peak at what next […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKYDEj3sko[/youtube] Before we get into Monday’s activities, you’ll have to wade through the busy weekend. It’s well worth braving the rain and getting a little wet! The Fringe Festival continues – if you haven’t caught any of the plays as yet, don’t worry. We’ve reviewed them all for you, so pick your favourite […]
Once again, our team of intrepid theatre reviewers have taken on the task of reviewing all 54 Fringe Festival plays. Our full list can be found over here – search by venue, genre, or just browse through all of them to find a few hidden gems. There are a few that stand out so far […]
Review by Lily Pepper 75 min | Solo, Storytelling | G If there’s anything more uncomfortable than attending a play as a reviewer (particularly trying to discreetly take notes in the dark), it’s when the play you’re reviewing is a monologue about, in part, theatre criticism. As a failed playwright and successful critic, local actor […]
Review by Barbara Popel 55 min | Comedy Solo | PG According to his press kit, Kurt Fitzpatrick has been performing at Fringe festivals since 2004. Cathedral City is based on his personal experiences (write what you know?), specifically his 6-month bout of severe sciatica. Sciatica is an extremely painful spinal condition which left him barely […]
From Dead Unicorn Ink, the group that brought zombified puppets to the 2011 Ottawa Fringe, comes Chesterfield. The winners of the 2011 Outstanding Design and 2012 Fan Favourite Ottawa Fringe awards are a safe bet for a good time. While the normal $10 ticket price isn’t exactly onerous, Dead Unicorn Ink is sweetening the deal […]
Last week, details emerged for this year’s Fringe Festival, and what a festival it promises to be. This year, Ottawa’s biggest theatre festival will get even bigger, sporting 54 productions over its ten day run. Beginning on June 20th, fringe-goers will be treated to some of the most eclectic theatre out there, and for only ten bucks […]