Dressed as People – A Triptych of Uncanny Abduction is a world premiere, and aren’t we lucky to be the first ones to see it! It’s three monologues from three different time periods, all written by award-winning speculative fiction playwrights, performed by the much-lauded actor Margo MacDonald, and directed by the multi-talented Mary Ellis.
Apartment613 sits down with Ottawa Fringe’s director Patrick Gauthier to talk about this summer’s Fringe Fest—which will be Gauthier’s last as Director.
GCTC has announced a lineup of digital concerts, plays, and hybrid mash-ups of both.
If you didn’t catch the sold-out-run at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2015, you’ve finally got another chance!
The 10th undercurrents lineup has been announced. The contemporary theatre festival runs from February 5–15, 2020.
Jennifer Cavanagh: “Strong performances from Rainville, MacDonald and Rose are magnetic…”
“The script explores what it’s like to be middle-aged artists who realize they’ll never achieve success. Even if you’re not an artist, it’s a relatable condition.”
“Geoff and Margo’s years of experience shines through: they are excellent in their roles and commit fully to their performance, even as beer sploshed out their cans and made them giggle.”
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to in the winter 2019 season.
The 9th undercurrents festival is taking place at Arts Court from February 6–16.
This year’s undercurrents festival, to be held in February, will be headlined by repeats, solo shows among an eclectic 8-show lineup.
Mer Weinhold is an Ottawa-dwelling writer, editor, book reviewer, and costuming enthusiast. You can follow them on Twitter. Ottawa has a vibrant theatre scene, comprising a multitude of venues hosting shows, troupes and companies performing them, and programs of study producing new actors, playwrights, and stage managers. From Centrepointe to the Shenkman, and many places […]
There’s a not-to-be-missed theatrical treat at The Gladstone! Living Together is the second of a theatrical triple-header called The Norman Conquests. You can read my review of the first play, Table Manners here. I’ve learned since then that Alan Ayckbourn wrote this brilliant trio of plays in a mere 10 days. One patron on opening night […]
Table Manners is the first of a theatrical triple-header at The Gladstone and, I believe, a first for Ottawa. As a result of a flippant remark to a reporter in 1973, Alan Ayckbourn found himself committed to writing a trilogy of plays. The result was his brilliant classic, The Norman Conquests. Ayckbourn’s three plays share […]
If conflict be an essential element in good storytelling, then here be some fine stories indeed. Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates, the mounting of the improv piece by Richard Gélinas and Margo MacDonald and directed by Al Connors, is as much a workshop in storytelling as it is a funny, absurd hour of improv theatre. […]