This week in the Future of Ottawa series we are looking at theatre, with a guest post by Cameron Bishop of Kanata Theatre. Bishop is an actor and the Director of Publicity with Kanata Theatre.
Ottawa Little Theatre
Whether you are settling back into routine, or fulfilling your resolution to have more fun this year, the city has a variety of cool things to get into this weekend.
Comedian Doug Stanhope will be weaving his unique take on things in Ottawa, on Tuesday May 15. You can catch him at the Ottawa Little Theatre, which also happens to be home to the longest running community theatre company in Canada.
If you like your theatre strong, make sure to catch the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire playing at the Ottawa Little Theatre through to April 7.
Spring has sprung and we’re looking at sunshine and positive temperatures this weekend! We’ve got theatre, concerts, food and more lined up this weekend.
Swordfighting, court intrigue, and a sprinkling of romance: the current Ottawa Little Theatre production of Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers has everything an adventure seeker could hope for.
Now playing at the Ottawa Little Theatre, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is an edgy four-hander driven by black humour, a destructive impulse and some deep philosophical questions. A trip through the wringer never felt so good. Truth be told, I was not all that convinced by the synopsis. God of Carnage’s set up is […]
Like the mouse in the title, Mouse House is a tricky little story that plays with your head and makes you squirm. Now playing at the Ottawa Little Theatre, the psychological thriller written by Peterborough’s Robert Ainsworth may be more shadowy foreboding than white knuckle in style but it’s slippery with plot twists nonetheless with […]
I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I heard the Ottawa Little Theatre was taking on One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Dale Wasserman’s stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s popular novel. It can be tough to go up against the expectations audiences bring from reading a book or seeing a movie. It’s […]
Mr. Bean meets Clue in The Murder Room, a thoroughly silly send-up of the British murder mystery now playing at the Ottawa Little Theatre through to January 30. Any night of theatre asks the audience to bring the believer in them, a readiness to entertain a greater range of possibilities than we do in everyday […]
I’ll be straight with you I tend to be wary of all things Christmas-themed. It’s must be all those movies and holiday albums rife with over-the-top sentimentality and lush superficiality. Luckily, there’s no need to worry about any of that walking into the Ottawa Little Theatre to see A Christmas Story. More than anything this […]
Now playing at the Ottawa Little Theatre, Terrence Rattigan’s Flare Path is a moving drama that pulls you in with an impressively human portrayal of war. Klaas Van Weringh directs this poignant production with heart, humour, and a few surprises. Rattigan’s understated script, inspired by his experiences as an RCAF air gunner sidesteps big battle […]
The Ottawa Little Theatre`s 103rd season is off to a great start with a solidly entertaining production of Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit. Jim McNabb directs an excellent cast in Coward’s funniest and spookiest play brimming with masterful wordplay, wit and humour. Blithe Spirit sees Charles, a newlywed novelist put on a dinner party and […]
Love, laughs and . . . sex on the radio? The Ottawa Little Theatre’s production of Bedtime Stories delivers all this and more. Written by Norm Foster, one of Canada’s most produced playwrights, Bedtime Stories is a fun comedy with some surprisingly poignant moments that unfold in a series of six vignettes. Though the six […]
In Dangerous Corner, we see that as good as the truth might be, too much can stir up some rather serious trouble. Geoff Gruson directs the Ottawa Little Theatre’s production of the psychological thriller/ mystery written by J.B. Priestley, best known for An Inspector Calls. Dangerous Corner is one of Priestley’s “time plays” where […]