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The Unnatural and Accidental Women

Award-winning Métis-Dene playwright Marie Clements’ tender and provocative The Unnatural and Accidental Women courageously demands that we never forget the continuing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls across Canada. In this remarkable play, the spirits of ten women bear witness to each other’s lives and deaths as they convene to support Rebecca’s […]

The Omnibus Bill

A new play by Darrah Teitel, directed by Esther Jun TACTICS Mainstage Series, Arts Court Theatre Bowmanville, Ontario. 1969. Maria needs an abortion. The network of underground feminists, midwives and doctors who want to help come up against the changing laws and policies of Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s first legislative mandate. Sometimes, the road to political […]

Mending Fences at Ottawa Little Theatre

A comedy by Norm Foster directed for Ottawa Little Theatre by Barbara Kobolak Running Wednesday to Saturday from May 29 to June 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. with Matinees on Sunday June 2 and June 9 at 2:30pm. Harry Sullivan hasn’t seen his son Drew in thirteen years, and now Drew is coming to Harry’s […]

Pete Seeger’s Life in Song

If I Had a Hammer: Pete Seeger’s Life in Song Lecturer: Dr. Stephen Richer The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential and beloved troubadours of protest songs: Pete Seeger. To celebrate this folk singer and social activist’s legacy, banjo-playing sociologist Stephen Richer is giving lectures in […]

Nepean High School Children’s Theatre Performance

Nepean High School’s Drama Department is excited to bring an original Children’s Theatre piece to Dovercourt Recreation Centre! The performance is on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The first show is at 12:30 pm, and the second show is at 2:00 pm. Strings of Magic is appropriate for children aged 5-12, children must be accompanied by […]

The Odd Couple – Female Version (by Neil Simon)

The Lakeside Players present The Odd Couple – Female Version – Neil Simon at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Park, May 2-5, 2019. Unger and Madison are at it again but this time it’s Olive and Florence, not Felix and Oscar. Neil Simon creates the same hilarious jabs but this time with an all […]

Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells)

Laura, now a grown woman of 25, has written a revealing memoir about the time she was an underage student experiencing a sexual and intellectual awakening in the thrall of her former English teacher, Mr. Wells. This gripping two-hander rewinds the clock by ten years, and explores the truth of what happened behind closed classroom […]

Fringe Encore; Spring Series

What’s a Fringe encore? A weekend double bill that milks the cow for shows THAT HAVE BEEN HIT AT FRINGE FESTIVALS, OTTAWA AND BEYOND. Fringe Encore is back, baby!  And we’re bringing you two hits from the past two years of Ottawa Fringe, April 26 & 27. Catch that show you missed, see your favourite […]

KYMTC’s Newsies

In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack Kelly befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers Davey and Les Jacobs . When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Katherine Plummer, a journalist who’s sympathetic to their […]

Sock ‘n’ Buskin Presents: Fahrenheit 451

Written by: Ray Bradbury Directed by: Sheldon Parathundyil Stage managed by: Jaquie Sheppard and Meg Sutton SYNOPSIS In a dystopian futuristic society, fireman Guy Montag’s job is to burn books. Books are the enemy here, where people do not read or think critically; instead, they watch television and drive fast cars. As Montag’s dissatisfaction with […]


Mara’s life is normal. She lives in Ottawa, has a good government job, a handsome partner, a new baby boy, and everything appears fine on the surface. Appearances can be  deceiving. A world premiere about sexual assault, political expediency, and the masks we wear to carry on as if everything is as it should be.

The Revolutionists – a brutally funny comedic quartet

The Revolutionists By Lauren Gunderson February 13-23, 2019 Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. “Sometimes, a revolution needs a woman’s touch.” – Marie Antoinette In this sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure, four beautiful, badass women hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity of 1793 Paris. This grand and […]

9th undercurrents theatre festival

9th annual: February 6-16, 2019 Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists. Festival founders, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, originally hosted from 2011–2014.  Now, undercurrents takes place in Ottawa’s downtown core at Arts Court. Since 2011, undercurrents has has hosted 16 world premieres […]

Beauty and the Beast

The Smash Broadway Musical Arrives in Ottawa! Escape the winter madness and treat your family to a tale as old as time! One of Broadway’s best loved Disney musicals comes to Ottawa on February 1st for eight performances only. Don’t miss this production which will be enjoyed by adults and children alike!  

Weird: The Witches of MacBeth

The final event of the OttScot Festival will be the production of Weird: The Witches of MacBeth in a partnership with Gladstone Theatre and Theatre Kraken on January 30 and 31st.  Based on Shakespeare’s MacBeth, Weird blends an original script with circus arts, stage combat, and original music, and it really should be quite a good show and we have […]