La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
Jennifer Cavanagh: “This is an entertaining and thoughtful piece that any woman, and hopefully man, can relate to.”
The 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–24, 2018.
Content warning: alcoholism, substance abuse, sexual violence, and spousal abuse.
Barb Popel: “Impeccable… This is a very polished show.”
Colin Noden: “These actors/acrobats are such likable people with warm personalities. I found myself wanting them to succeed. But concern and worry get in the way of enjoyment.”
Barb Popel: “Agent Madeleine is an intriguing play about World War II. It’s based on the life of Britain’s first Muslim war heroine… and I bet you’ve never heard of her.”
Barb Popel: “Only towards the end did most of us burst out laughing. Too little, too late.”
Colin Noden: “This is a solo show, but it is not a monologue. I counted at least five different characters having conversations onstage, all coming out of one shifting body. And doing it convincingly, with tone and mannerisms.”
Barb Popel: “I suspect that an audience member’s reaction to Staying Alive depends on how much they empathize with—or fear—old people.”
Colin Noden: “Triple-A Fringe material… for the price of a movie.”
Nick Bachusky: “We have so much talent in this city, it is unbelievable.”
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The 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–24, 2018 at multiple downtown venues including Arts Court Theatre, ODD Box, La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins and the University of Ottawa.
Chamberfest has rounded out their 2018 program with dozens of concerts being added to the 15-day summer music festival.