Livia Belcea: “Hands down the best performance I’ve seen in 2019. What a trip.”
La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins
David Currie: “They have transformed La Nouvelle Scène into a time machine, a time capsule, a laboratory, or possibly into something that has never existed before… It isn’t hyperbole to call it brilliant.”
Welcome to the first snow covered weekend in the city. If the cold temperatures and slippery sidewalks aren’t enough to make you think like a bear and hibernate this weekend, there is plenty to do out and about in Ottawa. So get bundled up and get out there. We promise you it’ll be worth it!
Théâtre Rouge Écarlate and Great Canadian Theatre Company win Prix Rideau Awards for show of the year
The juried prize is for the best anglophone and francophone theatre performed in Ottawa.
The 8th annual Winter Jazzfest is happening at La Nouvelle Scène from February 7–9, 2019.
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.”