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Le gars qui voulait se faire phénix : un conte sur la résilience et sur le sens de l’absurde

Évitons-nous la peine de la rédaction (pour moi) et surtout de la lecture (pour vous) d’un (trop) long article dans lequel l’avis de l’auteur arrive seulement dans la conclusion et disons-le tout de suite : j’ai adoré ! L’entrée dans la salle annonce la couleur : petite capacité (une centaine de personnes) qui favorise la proximité avec la […]

Fringe | Blindside : un malaise désopilant

Les amateurs de malaises seront servis avec Blindside, une performance tirée d’une expérience vécue. En entrevue, lorsque l’auteure Stéphanie Morin-Robert m’a présenté l’idée qui se trouvait à la base de son projet – celle de son handicap oculaire ; elle porte un œil en acrylique – j’ai ressenti un malaise. Où nous faut-il regarder à […]

Fringe Review: Ottawa Fringe To-Do Review

By David Currie (with Vanessa Lynn Turpin) Imagine your perfect hour away from your telephone and/or children. What does that look like? Would you visit a dance show, a drama, a comedy, or something captivating but practically impossible to put into words the next day!? This is the imagining that bound together the packed audience of […]

Children’s Fest launches with a bang

She Who Must Be Obeyed (but rarely is) blogs about food, travel and homeschooling five kids at travellargefamily. On May 24, you’ll find her dispensing travel tips at the Westboro Brainery. The 31st installment of the fabulous Ottawa Children’s Festival is kicking off.  Back in the day when I only had three kids, we used to […]

Review: Janet Wilson Meets the Queen

In light of the Queen’s 90th birthday, the world premiere of Janet Wilson Meets the Queen, written by Beverly Cooper, was well timed in its debut on the Great Canadian Theatre Company stage. The play centred around Janet Wilson (Marion Day), a typical housewife resurrected from the late-1960s. Having seen Day play a powerhouse mogul […]

Mesmerizing performances take hold in Woyzeck’s Head

We know from the beginning what’s going to happen because it is the first thing we see – a grisly murder plays out to the opening strains of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata with a drum and bass backing; a good opening, no less moving for its stylishness. A man who could have been perfectly ordinary is […]

Woyzeck’s Head explores your breaking point

Third Wall Theatre opens Woyzeck’s Head on April 22nd. Drew Moore will be playing the lead role. James Richardson directs. Brian Carroll interviewed Richardson and Moore about the show and their backgrounds. The interview has been edited for length. Apt613: In 30 seconds or less, what is Woyzeck’s Head about? Richardson: Woyzeck’s Head is a […]