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.”
Barbara Popel: Three Sisters Theatre Company seem to have a knack for picking good female-centric plays by female playwrights, as they’ve returned to The Gladstone with Miss Shakespeare (book and lyrics by Tracey Power, music co-written with Steve Charles).
On this week’s podcast, we chat with Eugster and Battersby about their experiences in the industry and what draws them to children’s literature.
Barbara Popel: “All in all, if you love Leonard Cohen’s music, you’ll enjoy this show. And you’re sure to come away humming one of his wonderful songs.”
No Way to Say Goodbye: Songs of Leonard Cohen runs at The Gladstone (910 Gladstone Ave) from October 25 to November 4.
Barb Popel: “His accompaniment of Brel’s songs is masterful; Richardson is one of the reasons to see this show.”
Intelligent people behaving badly. VERY badly. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is set in a New England university in the fictional town of New Carthage. George, a history professor, is married to Martha, the daughter of the university president. They’ve just come from a party at her father’s house. It’s 2AM, but Martha informs George […]
Ah, summer in the city and the event listings are bursting with an embarrassment of riches. In the coming weeks there is not one but three theatre shows playing in the parks. We’ve rounded up the details for you in this handy list. A Company of Fools brings Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors to a […]
The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams’ most autobiographical play and, for my money, his best play. Warning: For those of you who aren’t familiar with the plot, this review contains a spoiler. Those of you who are familiar with the plot will likely know it from one of its several film or TV versions, or […]
Do you enjoy being at a friend’s home, relaxing with a cup of wine, as you listen to beautiful music? Now imagine that a talented group of musicians suddenly appeared and started playing live in this cosy and intimate setting. Local group Dragon’s Tea Trio is offering music lovers such an experience when they play an […]
In 1893, George Gissing published a novel called The Odd Women. The title derived from the fact that there were a million more women than men in Victorian England. These “odd” women weren’t able to land a husband, and this had a severe economic impact on women. Gissing’s story was of three impoverished sisters – Alice, […]
Earlier this year, Apartment613 started the Write On Ottawa series to profile the great literary talent in our city. With Christmas fast approaching, we are looking back at all the writers that we spoke to this year, as well as giving a sneak preview to some of the reviews coming in the weeks and months […]
Literary inspiration can come from the most peculiar places. For Rachel Eugster, whose impressive artistic talents include acting, singing and writing, it arrived while dropping off her son at kindergarten. Eugster recalls her son turning to her on that fateful day and saying: “I wish you were the smallest mom in the world so I could […]