David Currie: Beyond the Pale delves into a family’s emotional struggle as some begin leaving their traditional homeland to seek out the promise of New York City and the American dream.
Brian Carroll: “Pomerant has played class clown to a limited audience until now. But stand-up comedy is the big league. He needs better material, something more for the audience to sink its teeth into.”
Mer Weinhold: “Since opening night very nearly sold out, interested festival-goers would be wise to see Bat Brains sooner rather than later.”
Helen Lam: This play seems to be more like a dramatized memoir than a theatre drama.
Jared Davidson: “A quick-witted, absurd and cerebral comedy about the end of the world and the greed that caused it. Or, if not greed, caffeine addiction.”
Courtney Merchand: “Just when he has you asking yourself ‘is this guy really a magician?’ is when the real magic happens.”
To help you make your choices, Apt613 has assembled an experienced team of volunteer reviewers:
The 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–24, 2018.
Brenda Dunn: “This one’s selling out due to much deserved buzz.”
Jennifer Cavanagh: “Must-see theatre at the 2018 Ottawa Fringe.”
Jennifer Cavanagh: “The two-hander performance [by Elliot Delage and Anastasia Wells] cement these two as talents well worth catching.”
Brian Carroll: “Languedoc fills the entire stage with his performance and characters.”
Nicholas McBurney: “This is a show that will have you in stitches.”
Nicholas McBurney: “Re:Construct is everything I look for in a Fringe play.”
Nicholas McBurney: “While performed well, I can’t help but feel that my lack of operatic knowledge kept me from fully engaging with [The Date].”