It is the first official full weekend of summer, even though it may seem like we’ve been sweaty for eight weeks already
It feels like we’ve been dropped in the middle of a summer heatwave so this weekend is all about finding safe ways to stay cool.
Here are some highlights from the last week on the blog and some things to look forward to this weekend.
Well-known playwright and comedian Pierre Brault is live streaming his solo show on Friday, April 17th at 8pm.
From skating to music to theatre, read on for ideas for your weekend.
Barb Popel: “Witty word play. That’s what I expected from accomplished playwright and actor Pierre Brault, and that’s what I got in his second play about Will Somers.”
Apt613 reviews five shows on opening weekend of Fresh Meat 8. Five new shows run next weekend, October 17–19.
Barb Popel: “Dief the Chief… is Pierre Brault’s best work as a playwright.”
Brian Carroll: “King Lear is often looked on as a bravura vehicle for the lead actor. But don’t just keep your eyes on Howarth. There are other estimable performances in this production.”
“This is certainly a show that will leave an impact on you.”
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.
Colin Noden: “This is a solo show, but it is not a monologue. I counted at least five different characters having conversations onstage, all coming out of one shifting body. And doing it convincingly, with tone and mannerisms.”
The 22nd Ottawa Fringe Festival runs from June 13–24, 2018 at multiple downtown venues including Arts Court Theatre, ODD Box, La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins and the University of Ottawa.
New Play Tuesday played in the undercurrents festival at Arts Court Studio (2 Daly Avenue) on Tuesday February 13. The festival continues until February 17.