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Ottawa Fringe 2022

Fringe Review: (Re)Tired Magical Black Man

Ryan Pepper: Velvet Wells is an entertainer in the truest sense of the term. Over the course of (Re)Tired Magical Black Man, Velvet plays dJerald the Djinn, whose wish-granting abilities set the action for the show; four puppets; a couple of inanimate talking objects; and they sing as well.”

Fringe Review: Bedwetter

Barbara Popel: “I was expecting a less-than-polished coming of age monologue …. Instead, I got a polished, funny, touching story from a talented charming performer. Within a few minutes, she had the audience (yours truly included) in the palm of her hand.”

Fringe Review: Puzzles

A British-style kitchen sink drama. Colin Noden: “Do you like British-style mystery movies? Do you like soap operas that teeter on the verge of melodrama and have you shouting, “Just do it already!” at the screen? Do you love both? Then congratulations, you are going to love this play.”

Fringe Review: Anatolia Speaks

Bruce Burwell: “Candice Fiorentino is outstanding as Anatolia. She projects honesty and vulnerability in a totally believable way … When she took questions from the other ESL students, I found myself turning my head to look in their direction—even though I knew they weren’t there.”

Fringe Review: CIVILIZED

Gauthier and Caplan: “Civilized is a powerful and impactful show, but sitting through this production is not easy; it feels tense, uncomfortable, and oftentimes horrifying. But these are the ways art changes us, by challenging us to sit in our discomfort and listen to the stories and the history that needs to be told.”