See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to in the winter 2019 season.
The Gladstone Theatre
This week on the show, we talk to creator/director Jessica Ruano and actor Leah Archambault from The Ghomeshi Effect, a new verbatim dance-theatre piece premiering January 19th at The Gladstone Theatre.
It is easy to think of A Christmas Carol as a seasonal classic – a traditional piece cast in amber, comfortable like an old sweater. But in the right hands, a contemporary production can give us new insights into an old text.
At the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee you’ll find a lovable crew of outcasts, overachievers, and general weirdos. You might see kids you knew growing up on that stage. And you might see yourself.
Apt613 is giving away two tickets to see Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at The Gladstone Theatre. The show runs until June 5 and the winner can attend a performance of their choice subject to availability. To enter, send and email with the subject header “Vanya” to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be selected by […]
Divorce, so often an un-mined topic from the female perspective, is rich fodder for theatre and it was with anticipation that I headed to the Gladstone Theatre. A charming introduction from Director John P Kelly opened the evening and soon we were off on Geraldine Aron’s one-hander tale My Brilliant Divorce. Katie Hurman features as […]
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. […]
The 1950s were a time when it was easy to despair. To despair for the future, which seemed doomed to nuclear holocaust. The atrocities and horrors of WWII made it easy to despair about humanity. The McCarthy era trampled on hard-won liberties. That despair led some young people to unrest and dissatisfaction, which needed to […]
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, […]
The weekend’s almost upon us and Winterlude is in full swing. You might want to save your mandatory stop to look at the pretty sculptures for Sunday, because the weekend is chalk full with fun things to do. Start your Thursday evening early at the Ottawa Art Gallery with the dual exhibit of David R. […]