Full disclosure: I was lucky enough to be invited to the first ever script read through of The Adventures of Red Rascal, written by Jake William Smith and premiering at the 2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival. I remember discussing with the other members at the table how the text was to only be the backdrop upon which fight choreography by National Stage Combat Training Partners (Ottawa Stage Combat) was to be prominently featured. I looked forward to seeing this show on stage because of its desire to showcase stage combat, and more specifically sword fighting, as the main event. While I think this show managed to do this with some success, it definitely has room for improvement.

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