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Murder Mystery Ottawa

Murder Mystery Ottawa – Saturday nights upstairs in the Showroom at The Prescott, 379 Preston Street, Ottawa Now playing: “The CodFather” – A gut-bustingly funny tribute to disorganized crime! An unforgettable show that puts the FUN back in funeral! & “Hari-Karaoke” The Killer comedy that HITS all the right notes! BigTime Murder Productions has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

Behaviour

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 […]

SnB Presents: “Almost, Maine”

WRITTEN BY: John Cariani DIRECTED BY: Sarah Ashton STAGE MANAGED BY: Natascha Sekerinski and Sarah Sheils SYNOPSIS Almost, Maine is a tiny town so far upstate it’s nearly in Canada. Its residents experience love like their own town’s existence – almost, but not quite. With the northern lights beaming at 9 o’clock on a Friday […]

Fringe Review: A Tension to Detail

60 minutes | Comedy, Solo | Mature Gerard Harris’s A Tension to Detail promises to be a play about stories, and it asks you to trust the tale but not its teller. The interesting thing about A Tension to Detail is that in just over an hour with the actor, I never once felt close to […]

Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

By Julia Bueneman 65 minutes | Drama, Solo | PG Following a multitude of very different, very real characters, Jayson Mcdonald has created an absolute masterpiece. Flicking through half a dozen personas — both loveable and beautifully hatable — Mcdonald portrays each with a convincing newness, leaving all the various characters completely unique and individual […]

Fringe Review: Searching For Party

By Sandy Gibson 60 min | Comedy, Drama | PG The first question that will pop into one’s head when considering whether to see Searching for Party is: “Do I need to be a gamer to enjoy it?” I’m happy to report that as far as I’m concerned, the answer is no. Gamers may be […]

Fringe Review: Rideshares & Rope Swings

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama | PG I’ve got to be honest, I was excited for this show. But when I got there, my excitement totally paid off. Hah! Classic misdirect! Rideshares and Rope Swings is an absolutely astonishing comedy about life and death featuring the terrific pairing of Zoe Towne and Matt Hertendy. Matt […]

Fringe Review: Magic Unicorn Island

60 minutes | Comedy, Drama, Solo | PG Magic Unicorn Island sold out again and anyone who sees it can understand why. The horrors of war are so viscerally presented, so nuanced is the exploration of the theme and it is so artfully developed that the ending of this comedy had me in tears. That’s because Magic […]

Fringe Review: GET LOST jem rolls

By Julia Bueneman 55 minutes | Storytelling, Comedy, Solo | PG When was the last time you got lost or, better yet, lost yourself? Jem Rolls’s latest show is a fantastic reminder that when you are stagnant, you are stuck. A beautifully composed, captivating piece that is not only a commentary on the tourism industry […]