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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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Lauren & Amanda Do It: a dual fundraiser

THE SHOW: Sexy, provocative and fuckin’ funny. Join Lauren, Amanda and musical accompanist Alli in a talk show about sex. Think The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, but with one hot lesbian as The Roots, and two rad babes as Jimmy. This award winning show makes the uncomfortable comfortable. Let’s talk about birds, bees, fetishes, […]

The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes

This play about the famous detective has Holmes venturing into the occult where, during a séance, he is warned that he is about to meet his maker. The play has Holmes, Watson and Prof. Moriarty meet their maker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wishes to end their existence literally with the final stroke of his […]

Home to Many Voices: Tales from the Maritimes – Signature Series

Home to Many Voices: Tales from the Maritimes – Signature Series Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B9 From trouble with chasing bears to finding a skunk in the oven, Rob Cloney tells entertaining stories to demonstrate what it means to be a […]

The Drowning Girls

A haunting play about three brides who share two things in common: they all married the same man, and they are all dead. Emerging from their clawfoot bathtubs, Bessie, Alice, and Margaret share evidence against a murderous man in a chilling ghost story that recounts the shocking crimes.

THIS FLIGHT TONIGHT: SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL

Hot on the heels of last year’s sold-out tribute to Leonard Cohen, Bear & Co. brings back the team to pay joyous homage to another Canadian giant. Skate away with four singers as they celebrate the soaring vocals, incisive vision, humour, wit, and bracing singularity of this uncompromising artist, whose painter’s hand is ever-present in […]

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 […]