See five new shows at Fresh Meat before the festival closes on Saturday, October 19th.
Fresh Meat 8 is a feast of experimental theatre, comedy and performance art—10.10.19 to 10.19.19 at Arts Court
It’s a feast of short plays, and ideas for plays, and this year the festival is opening over Thanksgiving weekend at Arts Court.
Bankrupt is a very enjoyable – and slightly smutty – comedy by Ottawa playwright Stéphanie Turple. Her 2011 French play, Banqueroute, was translated into English and workshopped in 2013, and has now been brought to The Gladstone by Plosive Productions. It’s a dandy bedroom farce/musical mashup with some great comic moments. Judging from the laughter during the […]
If conflict be an essential element in good storytelling, then here be some fine stories indeed. Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates, the mounting of the improv piece by Richard Gélinas and Margo MacDonald and directed by Al Connors, is as much a workshop in storytelling as it is a funny, absurd hour of improv theatre. […]
Set in a northern UK town Jim Cartwright’s Two features Michelle LeBlanc and Richard Gelinas in not only the roles of husband and wife publicans, but also as the dozen or so characters that pop in for a drink over the course of an evening down the pub. This inventive two-hander opens with the landlord […]
Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates! is at The Gladstone until March 29. The fun starts as soon as you enter the theatre lobby. One of the jolly staff (everyone associated with this production seems to be having a grand old time) directs you to a table where you must find your very own pirate name. […]
One might expect that two theatres located within a twenty-minute walk from one another—and with a similar core audience demographic—would have some kind of frosty, dramatic rivalry. Not so, in the case of the Great Canadian Theatre Company and the Gladstone Theatre. These two theatres have somewhat of a shared history; before the GCTC moved into […]