“Szeretlek” is Sweet Like Candy

While Grand Salto Theatre’s Szeretlek: A Hungarian Love Story might have the most difficult title to pronounce (spoiler alert: they teach you the proper pronunciation in the show and it’s actually not that hard), it’s also one of the most endearing stories. Inspired by the true events that led creator-performer Zita Nyarady’s grandparents to fall … Continue reading “Szeretlek” is Sweet Like Candy

“Underneath it All” is a Brave New Work

Underneath it All, written and performed by Hannah Gibson-Fraser and Jodi Morden, is a dark and fragmented look into the lives of two women and how their conceptions of love and monogamy are affected by experiences of abuse and mental illness. It’s a truly harrowing tale that is, tragically, a reality for many women living … Continue reading “Underneath it All” is a Brave New Work

Have a Perfectly ‘Tea’-riffic Time with James & Jamesy

One of Fringe’s hottest duos, James & Jamesy, is back at the 2017 Ottawa Fringe with High Tea: Another British Comedy and it is absolutely steeped in hilarity. Riding the momentum from last year’s 2 for Tea, this production is almost guaranteed to sell out in Ottawa again so if you want tickets buy them in … Continue reading Have a Perfectly ‘Tea’-riffic Time with James & Jamesy

Clown Around with “Incognito: in Wishy Washy”

Clowns have been getting a lot of bad press lately. From the creepy clown sightings that popped up across the United States in late 2016 early 2017 to Andrés Muschietti’s downright terrifying remake of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It (slated to come out in September of this year, but the promo material is pure … Continue reading Clown Around with “Incognito: in Wishy Washy”

Definitely Go Do It with “Lauren & Amanda”

It can be difficult sometimes for a critic to review certain genres like Improv or genres based heavily in audience participation, namely because of the ever changing nature of the show or because it focuses more on the viewer’s personal experience. In the case of Lauren & Amanda Do It, presented by local theatre company … Continue reading Definitely Go Do It with “Lauren & Amanda”

“Ten Little Sinners” is Smutty, Sexy Fun

Last year’s Marvellous Man IV is some of Dead Unicorn Ink’s best work to date in my opinion. Back again this year with their R-rated murder mystery, Ten Little Sinners, DUI- riding the waves of that momentum- delivers one of the most enjoyable shows at the 2017 Ottawa Fringe. It’s kitschy, it’s punny, and definitely … Continue reading “Ten Little Sinners” is Smutty, Sexy Fun

Evolution Theatre Asks Big Questions in “The Home Show”

The Home Show (not to be confused with House Show or The Dolls House) asks the very timely question: are we entitled to a Home? Produced by Evolution Theatre with new Artistic Director Laurie Fyffe at the helm, this show has a great cast, asks thought provoking questions, and has an incredible sound design containing … Continue reading Evolution Theatre Asks Big Questions in “The Home Show”

Floral Theatre Excites with “Three to Leave”

Three to Leave, produced by Floral Theatre, fills one of two youth spots at the Ottawa Fringe this year- meaning they only have two performances in the whole festival and if you missed yesterday’s performance you only have one more chance this coming Saturday the 17th at 2:00pm. I think it’s always incredibly important to … Continue reading Floral Theatre Excites with “Three to Leave”