“The Public Servant” Gets the Pink Slip

Long, winding, unable to see the light: all attributes of any government office, and of The Public Servant. Also taupe — very, very taupe. This production, created by Theatre Columbus and presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company in association with Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival, offers lots of insight and inside jokes, but in … Continue reading “The Public Servant” Gets the Pink Slip

“The Public Servant” Seems Questionable for International Audiences

If you were to douse yourself in maple syrup, peameal bacon, and poutine, while shouting “O Canada” at the top of your lungs, you couldn’t beat The Public Servant at Canadian-ness. This Ottawa-pleasing show, produced by the Great Canadian Theatre Company in association with Theatre Columbus, aims to shine a light on the life of … Continue reading “The Public Servant” Seems Questionable for International Audiences

“The Public Servant” is Laugh Out Loud Funny

Arguably you could not find a better suited play to stage at the Irving Greenberg Centre which is a mere stone’s throw from Tunney’s Pasture, home to a plethora of federal buildings including Stats Canada. The Public Servant, presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company (co-developed with Common Boots Theatre) in association with the 2015 … Continue reading “The Public Servant” is Laugh Out Loud Funny

Festival Theatre at uOttawa

A University of Ottawa class offers its critical perspectives on Canada’s 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. You’ll see some unfamiliar bylines on a number of reviews of productions in this year’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival posted here at New Ottawa Critics. These reviews were written by students in an intensive course at the University of Ottawa solely … Continue reading Festival Theatre at uOttawa