This is Funny- Is it Though?

  This is Funny – Is it Though? Meaghan Flaherty                 This is Funny filled one of three youth slots at this years 2013 Fringe Festival. Presented by four Canterbury High School students, Monica Bradford-Lea, Dayna Loeper, Kathleen Simms-Elliott and Emma Monet, it sought out to explore what exactly is funny in our modern society, … Continue reading This is Funny- Is it Though?

Superhero Showdown: A Great Time to be Had by All

Superhero Showdown: A Great Time to be Had by All Meaghan Flaherty                 Rock the Arts specializes in puppet shows for parties and events. This year they brought Superhero Showdown, a show about two young puppets, Tillie and Kev, and their babysitter who all want to be superheroes, to the 2013 Fringe Festival. This show … Continue reading Superhero Showdown: A Great Time to be Had by All

The Hatter- Mad About Earnest

The Hatter - Mad About Earnest Meaghan Flaherty                 The Mad Hatter gone sane – impossible, and yet made possible by Andrew Wade through his newest production of The Hatter. This play explores the psyche of the Mad Hatter after he is banished from a “post-Alice” Wonderland for becoming sane. He begins to remember his … Continue reading The Hatter- Mad About Earnest

Botched- Review

Botched-Review Meaghan Flaherty                 How would a child feel if it were the product of a botched abortion, then used as pro-life propaganda? Botched, presented by Toronto’s Cleen Theatre, explores, bizarrely enough, just that concept, as the girl copes by creating personalities for her aborted twin brother (whom she calls Eggbert and is in fact…and … Continue reading Botched- Review

Disillusion- Glassiano Creates Beautiful Imagery On Stage

Disillusion- Glassiano Creates Beautiful Imagery On Stage Meaghan Flaherty It is very easy for a human being to make assumptions about somebody's character based solely on that person's mistakes. Disillusion, presented by Glassiano Productions, explores one former prison guard's judgments of others as he relives the last moments of two inmates on death row; like … Continue reading Disillusion- Glassiano Creates Beautiful Imagery On Stage

Assassinating Thomson: A Canadian Masterpiece

Assassinating Thomson: A Canadian Masterpiece Carol Sinclair         What really happened to Tom Thomson?  What truths have been lost because of the manipulation of our perception of an event that took place almost 100 years ago?  How has being a Canadian artist changed since then? How can we see through the eyes of another?  How … Continue reading Assassinating Thomson: A Canadian Masterpiece

Around Miss Julie- Review

Around Miss Julie- Review Carol Sinclair             A new director (played by Miriam Cummings) has taken on the challenge of an adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie, “Julie in a Snow Storm,” because of her deep connection with the lead character.  Their commonalities surpass sharing a name, they both have a rich father, a raging sex … Continue reading Around Miss Julie- Review

The Bike Trip- Dockery Continues to Deliver

The Bike Trip- Dockery Continues to Deliver Brianna McFarlane                 Having missed Wanderlust at last year’s Fringe festival and having heard all the buzz surrounding the show, I made sure to get my ticket early for Martin Dockery’s return to Ottawa, The Bike Trip.  The piece focuses on Dockery's attempt to recreate the first ever … Continue reading The Bike Trip- Dockery Continues to Deliver

The Bureau of Bat Shit Crazy- Review

 The Bureau of Bat Shit Crazy- ReviewBrianna McFarlane                     The Bureau of Bat Shit Crazy, written by Alan Mackey, is a science fiction comedy about a secret branch within the Canadian government that takes care of all the paranormal activities that occur all over the country. I hate to say it, but this show … Continue reading The Bureau of Bat Shit Crazy- Review

Prince of Denmark- Review

Prince of Denmark- Review Brianna McFarlane                 There’s something rotting in the state of Denmark as Michael Lesslie’s Prince of Denmark, directed by Third Wall Theatre’s James Richardson, transports the audience to the time before a vengeance-seeking phantom appears and before the famed “to be or not to be” was ever pondered. A prequel to … Continue reading Prince of Denmark- Review