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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 […]

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 […]