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Fringe Encore; Spring Series

What’s a Fringe encore? A weekend double bill that milks the cow for shows THAT HAVE BEEN HIT AT FRINGE FESTIVALS, OTTAWA AND BEYOND. Fringe Encore is back, baby!  And we’re bringing you two hits from the past two years of Ottawa Fringe, April 26 & 27. Catch that show you missed, see your favourite […]

9th undercurrents theatre festival

9th annual: February 6-16, 2019 Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists. Festival founders, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, originally hosted from 2011–2014.  Now, undercurrents takes place in Ottawa’s downtown core at Arts Court. Since 2011, undercurrents has has hosted 16 world premieres […]

The One Man Star Wars Trilogy, reviewed by someone who has never watched the original Star Wars

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 […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[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 […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[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 […]

Apartment613 Live for July 18, 2013

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 […]

Weekend roundup: Canada Day edition

[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 […]

Fully Fringed: What’s hot at the Fringe Festival

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 […]

St. Nicholas

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 […]

Cathedral City

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 […]

The Fringe Festival adds even more value with a free concert series

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 […]