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.”
This weekend is Ottawa’s annual opportunity to explore a side of the city that is rarely available to the public. Doors Open Ottawa 2017 runs for two days and the list of buildings this year is longer than ever.
The 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 7–18, 2017 at multiple downtown venues including Arts Court Theatre, La Nouvelle Scène and the University of Ottawa.
Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies… Last weekend, Great Canadian Theatre Company unveiled its 2017–18 season during a subscribers event at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. Programmed by Artistic Director Eric Coates, the company’s 43rd season is dominated by female playwrights – young female playwrights. “This is partly due to our commitment to gender equity, […]
Les célébrations du 150e anniversaire du Canada aura eu pour effet d’unir les forces deux compagnies théâtrales issues des deux langues officielles du pays afin de coproduire une pièce de théâtre visant à rapprocher culturellement les deux univers. Les Passants sera présentée à Ottawa en français avec surtitres en anglais jusqu’au 12 mars au Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC).
Personal biases aside, many Canadians can recall their own Trudeau memories. Whether it was watching him on TV as he addressed the nation or reading about his politics in the paper. Trudeau Stories will leave you just as curious as ever about the former prime minister with a desire to know more.
Courtney Merchand: “Everything Burkett did worked to shatter the illusion that you were watching wooden marionettes.”
Courtney Merchand: “This play isn’t your average contractual romance, depicting the trials and tribulations of a modern day marriage. It surpasses that the minute your husband can have you beheaded with the snap of his fingers. There’s a power play at hand between women’s rights, politics and sex.”
What draws one to a play about Alzheimer’s with a massively long title? Well it’s topical, relevant to the daily lives of many, and offers precisely what theatre does best: challenging subject matter served up with a healthy dose of entertainment.
This Friday and Saturday, the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) is presenting ROAR, a collection of three new dance pieces by Propeller Dance that challenge some common assumptions about dance. Since their founding in 2007, Propeller Dance has been striking back at conceptions of what it means for a body to be able, of the types of […]