Laura, now a grown woman of 25, has written a revealing memoir about the time she was an underage student experiencing a sexual and intellectual awakening in the thrall of her former English teacher, Mr. Wells. This gripping two-hander rewinds the clock by ten years, and explores the truth of what happened behind closed classroom […]
Mara’s life is normal. She lives in Ottawa, has a good government job, a handsome partner, a new baby boy, and everything appears fine on the surface. Appearances can be deceiving. A world premiere about sexual assault, political expediency, and the masks we wear to carry on as if everything is as it should be.
Maria-Helena Pacelli: “As long as a play like this one can be written and performed, its urgent cry must be heard.”
This week, Great Canadian Theatre Company revealed five plays in their next season, as well as a festival which kicks things off in September 2019.
Travis Facette: “It’s a phenomenal, hilarious show… that you shouldn’t be scared of it.”
Ottawa’s new FemmeVox songwriting workshop + concert series kicks off on Sunday, February 24.
The Mountaintop plays at GCTC until February 10th.
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to in the winter 2019 season.
The play is based on true story of the murders for insurance conducted by George Joseph Smith in the early 20th century.
Lamenting the end of summer? This weekend goes to show that fall is just as fun!
Courtney Merchand: “Finding oneself in the only life they’ve ever known, Gracie is not only a journey of a 15 year old girl questioning her place in her community and in her faith but of how each different character either accepts the role they’re given or fights their way to redemption. If your curiosity is piqued as mine was, I definitely recommend seeing the play.”
Highlights: Cadence Weapon, Ottawa Theatre Challenge, and carried away on the crest of a wave lead show picks for second half of March
After combing through the events calendar, Apt613 has come up with a list of exciting shows coming up in March.
Livia Belcea: “Mimi was charming and welcoming, which made performing in front of hundreds of people for the first time, with no script, no preparation and no knowledge of where the play was going, a little bit less overwhelming.”
Maria-Hélèna Pacelli: “And while the melodies have been replaying in my head, what haunts me even more is the image of hundreds of flyers catching wind on their way down from the high rise reminding us that there are so many extraordinary things about being ordinary.”
“You are happy!” says GCTC Artistic Director Eric Coates. “It’s definitely an instruction.”