Are you experiencing Fringe Festival withdrawal? Do you find that there is just too long of a wait in between Fringe and Undercurrents? Are you looking for something to do this weekend that doesn’t involve a self-induced turkey coma and/or PSLs? Well, look no further because the Ottawa Fringe Festival has got your back with … Continue reading FRINGE ENCORE: PREVIEW
Review: Royal Jelly Brianna McFarlane From the very opening moments of Royal Jelly, written by Kara Crabb,I knew it was going to be a production that was going to be misunderstood. Presented by local company Book of Why, this play pushes boundaries in both dramaturgy and performance, however, those not familiar with the classic … Continue reading Review: Royal Jelly
Review: To Hell in a Handbasket Brianna McFarlane I first saw To Hell in a Handbasket in its initial stages at this year’s Fresh Meat Festival where it was clear that creator Madeleine Boyes-Manseau had stumbled upon something that had potential to grow into something big. Now having seen it’s (somewhat) final product, extended and … Continue reading Review: To Hell in a Handbasket
L’Araignée Wes Babcock Quoique je comprenne toutes trois langues naturelles utilisées dans cette pièce de théâtre, les mots me manquent pour décrire et expliquer en français ma réaction à ce merveilleux spectacle. Je présente donc mes excuses sincères aux artistes fracophones responsables pour cette production qui, à mon avis, méritent que mes pensées soient … Continue reading L’Araignée Ensnares You
No Surprise Here: Dockery is Electric Brianna McFarlane It’s really no surprise why people love Martin Dockery. The man has an absolutely magnetic stage presence and even when he is just sitting on a stool delivering text, you are captivated. I first saw Dockery at last year’s Ottawa Fringe Festival when he was performing The … Continue reading No Surprise Here: Dockery is Electric
Review: Who Killed Gertrude Crump? Meaghan Flaherty A puppet show told by narrator Agatha Christie, Who Killed Gertrude Crump?, performed by Tara Travis of Monster Theatre, is a fun little mystery with a beautiful cast of puppets. I quite enjoyed it despite a few flaws, and feel that this is a story that can … Continue reading Review: Who Killed Gertrude Crump?
Review: Oceans Apart Wes Babcock This play, from Take A Jump in it Theatre, and written by Alain Chauvin, explores the difficult process of adjustment through which veterans returning from war must go. The play begins with Patrick (Alain Chauvin) getting off a plane in his hometown of North Bay, Ontario to be picked … Continue reading Review: Oceans Apart
Chase and Stacey Present a Joyous Ride Meaghan Flaherty Chase & Stacey Present: Joyride, a sketch comedy/ musical show performed by Stacey Hallal and Chase Padgett is certainly exactly what it promises – a joyous ride. Laugh out loud funny and very interesting to watch, this show is certainly one that’s worth hopping on board. … Continue reading Chase and Stacey Present a Joyous Ride
Cupidity Wes Babcock This play follows one young woman as she prepares for a blind date and explores the desperate straights to which she has driven herself in response to the ideas of desire and love that permeate our popular culture. Creator and star Jessica Fitzpatrick takes her audience on an engaging trip along … Continue reading Cupidity: Love’s Hilarious
Dicky Dicky Carol Sinclair Comedian Louie CK once said “you don’t have to be smart to laugh at farts, but you have to be stupid not to.” Garkin Productions embodies this sentiment whole-heartedly with their production of Dicky Dicky. Adult diapers, half naked sweaty men, mullet wigs, sassy set changes, cat food, boobs and … Continue reading So much more Dicky Dicky!