Barb Popel: “I was eager to see Calpurnia. So too, obviously, was the audience on opening night. It was the first night of the “Rolling Thunder Ottawa” motorcycle convoy and the NAC building was in the middle of the police “Red Zone”. Nevertheless, there were quite a few people in the audience. Most of the audience laughed at the funny bits, especially in the second act, and almost all of the audience gave the actors a standing ovation.”
NAC English Theatre
BFFs: “Based on the book by Michael Ende, fans of the original story or the 1984 film adaption will not be disappointed.”
Jennifer Cavanagh: “Masterfully performed… Ho’s acting finesse and his accomplished skills as a musician weave an emotional backdrop that becomes utterly entrancing.”
This remarkable play tells the true story of the “whale man from Newfoundland”, Memorial University professor Dr. Jon Lien, who dedicated his life to freeing whales caught in fishing nets.
An astonishing true story, The Pigeon King brings to the stage the Canadian Ponzi scheme that bankrupted thousands of farmers in rural Ontario and beyond.
There’s a lot to take in from the recent announcement of more than 100 shows.
The 2018–19 season is an intriguing program of dance, theatre, and music, and will mark the National Arts Centre’s 50th anniversary.
Enter the Dragon: Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees gives audiences something to both laugh and think about
It is unusual for audiences to see a play in which the entire cast is Asian-Canadian. At a time when there is growing criticism over the under-representation of actors of Asian descent in movies, television and theatre, King of the Yees may be doing more than simply entertain.
Fall is in the air and with it, plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy this long weekend!
Brian Carroll: “The audience was abuzz at intermission and after the show. I haven’t seen such excitement and so many smiles in the NAC Theatre audience for many a moon.”
Greg Guevara: “The monologues hit quick and hard, touching on a range of emotions as wide as the human experience.”
Sometimes a reviewer has to reveal his/her biases, so I might as well do this up front. If a live performance moves and excites children, it’ll win me over. Children are a tough audience. Let down your guard and you lose them. Fast. I like to go to theatre for kids because performers have to […]