Jennifer Cavanagh: “This short one-woman play by George Brant explores the devastating impact of detached modern warfare on an air force combat pilot who is grounded to become part of the “chair-force” guiding unmanned drones from a windowless trailer in the Nevada desert.”
This personal story cum TEDtalk raises universal questions about aging and eldercare that are provocative and timely. Milner’s work is well-timed with law makers currently struggling to legislate Canada’s 2015 Supreme Court ruling on the right to assisted suicide.
Brian Caroll: “This is your chance to see a bravura performance that has attracted hundreds of audiences, with many people coming back year after year.”
David Whiteley, producer of Basket of Deplorables, calls the staged reading of Tom Rachman’s audiobook “an antidote for our times”. Decide for yourself December 7 and 8 at the Gladstone Theatre.
Brian Carroll: “Cassandra Mentor and Brad Long put in such complex, nuanced and intense performances that I expect Rideau Award or Capital Critics Circle nominations for both of them.”
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Sean Devine: “[Canadians] can’t also claim that we are perfectly insulated from that kind of hatred and violence.”
Phoenix Players’ production of Norm Foster’s Office Hours is playing at The Gladstone Theatre until November 25.
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.”
When Gilles Provost was approached to direct Claude Montminy’s Maestro in French and English, he took a break from writing his memoir and tackled the challenge. Gilles had seen and enjoyed the play before and he understood that directing it in two languages was risky but worth pursuing.
David Currie: “Watching Maestro feels less like live theatre and more like live television.”
Talented actors made a positive impression on our theatre reviewer for Outside Mullingar, on now at The Gladstone Theatre.
After two years of prep work plus a consistently growing audience and repertoire, the pair are now slated to perform at The Gladstone this Wednesday, March 15. They’re also prepping to perform in the Ottawa Fringe Festival in June of this year.
A hub for independent theatre, The Gladstone has hired its first manager. The venue – which had long been run by volunteers – is entering an exciting period of growth and looking toward its 10th anniversary season.
This week we talk with local playwright Lawrence Aronovitch about Ottawa’s vibrant theatre scene and his new play, Finishing the Suit, which runs until March 11 at The Gladstone Theatre.
As you may have surmised, the production mashes up the dark, romantic tale of the Phantom of the Opera with country music comedic hijinks.