At the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee you’ll find a lovable crew of outcasts, overachievers, and general weirdos. You might see kids you knew growing up on that stage. And you might see yourself.
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 […]
Les 14 et 15 octobre prochains, le Théâtre du Trilium proposera un spectacle décalé et donc particulièrement intéressant!
What draws one to a play about Alzheimer’s with a massively long title? Well it’s topical, relevant to the daily lives of many, and offers precisely what theatre does best: challenging subject matter served up with a healthy dose of entertainment.
Barbara Popel: “It’s rare for a play to have neither empathetic nor sympathetic characters.”
The list of signature events is impressive. Having perused the line-up, here is an early roundup of Ottawa 2017’s standout events. Expect more programming to be announced in the coming months.
A day trip to Perth yields opportunities to learn about local history through a “walking play”.
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 […]
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 […]
Apt613 is giving away two tickets to see Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at The Gladstone Theatre. The show runs until June 5 and the winner can attend a performance of their choice subject to availability. To enter, send and email with the subject header “Vanya” to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be selected by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Local storyteller Jeff Wright is performing his new show How to Make Love in a Canoe 2 at the NAC’s Fourth Stage on April 21st. Brian Carroll interviewed Wright about this production and his storytelling background. The following interview has been edited for length. Apt613: The title? How to Make Love in a Canoe 2? […]