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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 […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Guys, there is so, so, so much going on this weekend that I’m gonna keep this intro short and sweet like daisy dukes. Now is the time to go festival hopping, try new events, take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. Here’s just some of the many best bests going on. It’s Ottawa Fringe Festival’s […]

Fringe Review: Saor (Free)

60 minutes | Adventure, Comedy, Solo | Mature I’m sure I wasn’t the first person to see the title of this show and think “Huh? A free Fringe show? Sure, I’m down!” It’s not actually a free show, but that’s ok! Free is the direct translation of the Gaelic word “saor”, and the search for […]

Fringe | Blindside : un malaise désopilant

Les amateurs de malaises seront servis avec Blindside, une performance tirée d’une expérience vécue. En entrevue, lorsque l’auteure Stéphanie Morin-Robert m’a présenté l’idée qui se trouvait à la base de son projet – celle de son handicap oculaire ; elle porte un œil en acrylique – j’ai ressenti un malaise. Où nous faut-il regarder à […]

Fringe | Dissidents (en français)

Cette année encore, la programmation du Fringe d’Ottawa regorge de performances diversifiées et inédites. Jusqu’au 25 juin, plus de 50 pièces sont à l’horaire et c’est pas cher! En fait, ce qui est vraiment génial c’est qu’en vertu des principes fondateurs du Fringe, 100% des recettes sur la vente des billets reviennent aux artistes. C’est […]

Q&A with Charlie Ross, One Man Star Wars + win tickets

Without props or costumes, Charlie Ross has performed his one-man Star Wars show more than 4,000 times in about 400 cities. Prior to his March 23rd performance in Ottawa (one night only), Ross sets the record straight about meeting George Lucas and shares a few highlights about his 15-year adventure playing all of the main […]

S’éclater pleinement au festival Fringe d’Ottawa

La 19e édition du Festival Fringe d’Ottawa a pris son envol mercredi soir au théâtre de la Cour des arts. Pleine à craquer, les spectateurs ont chaleureusement accueilli 32 performances présentées en format « échantillon ». La palette de couleurs est attrayante; cet avant-goût a fait son effet, nous trépignons d’impatience! Jusqu’au 28 juin, toutes les têtes […]

The tale of a boating adventure gone wrong

Three Men in a Boat is one of 56 shows at the upcoming Ottawa Fringe Festival and the hilarious tale of a boating adventure (gone horribly wrong —in many ways — to the delight of audiences). It was originally planned as a travel guide turned novel in 1889. Apt613 met up with the cast of […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Even those of you who are only mildly interested in federal politics probably know that the House came back this week. It’s not the only crazy political antics to have recently returned, though: Question Period The Musical! is back in town for one day only, after a successful Fringe run last summer. What else have […]