Dicky Dicky: Unique Sketch Comedy

Dicky Dicky Wes Babcock   Garkin Productions hits the stage at this year’s Ottawa Fringe Festival with Dicky Dicky, a sketch comedy featuring Dave Brown and Ray Besharah in a variety of outlandishly comic sketches. The show is quite simple in terms of its design and relies heavily on the capable talents of Brown and … Continue reading Dicky Dicky: Unique Sketch Comedy

Oceans Apart Fails to Make Waves

Oceans Apart Fails to Make Waves Brianna McFarlane           I will be the first to admit that I don’t know anyone who’s fought in the military nor do I know anyone who’s suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My knowledge about PTSD I have gleaned from watching the occasional war movie and/or theatre play and having … Continue reading Oceans Apart Fails to Make Waves

Some awkward direction ‘Eclipse’d by the talent at TWA

Some awkward direction 'Eclipse'd by the talent at TWA Brianna McFarlane           Third Wall Academy is at it again and this year they’re back with Simon Armitage’s Eclipse, a decidedly dark tale about the interrogation of a group of teens after one of their members goes mysteriously missing during a solar eclipse. Having seen last … Continue reading Some awkward direction ‘Eclipse’d by the talent at TWA

Royal Jelly: Royally Strange

Royal Jelly Wes Babcock   This show, from Book of Why Productions, and written Kara Crabb, explores a struggle to find genuine human connection amidst a social hierarchy that dehumanizes and separates its members from one another. Simultaneously, it also criticizes the relevance of classical theatrical adaptations in the present day through a satirical recreation … Continue reading Royal Jelly: Royally Strange

Enjoy Getting Through: (this review)

Getting Through Wes Babcock   The debut offering from the Loose Cannons Collective, Getting Through, examines the continued importance of our individual and collective pasts to our present relationships in a drama that’s swift, funny, and interesting. Playwright Aiden Dewhirst has crafted a pair of interesting characters that hurt and laugh with surprising wit. Abigail … Continue reading Enjoy Getting Through: (this review)

Moonlight After Midnight: Layered and Fascinating

Moonlight After Midnight: Brianna McFarlane                 **WARNING. This review contains some spoilers. If you have not seen Moonlight After Midnight yet, go now. Do it. Get up from whatever screen you are currently looking at, head to the Courtroom at Arts Court and see this show. ** Moonlight After Midnight, written and performed by Martin … Continue reading Moonlight After Midnight: Layered and Fascinating

Ophelia’s Flowers Drowns in Thought

Ophelia’s Flowers Drowns in Thought  Ian Huffam Hamlet, Shakespeare’s melancholy Dane, is an unforgettable character in the theatre. Yet what happens when none of the characters remember who they are, meeting in a shadowy afterlife? Do they make better choices this time, or do they fall into old, familiar shoes? This is the question that … Continue reading Ophelia’s Flowers Drowns in Thought