“Home in Time”: Neatly Written Script, but Lacks Direction

Home in Time is a neatly written script that is done a decent service by its performers although the production lacks solid direction. Martha works in her sister Mary’s café, and as they prepare to close up one night Martha encounters a stranger with an unusual proposition. Fred has in his possession the Book of … Continue reading “Home in Time”: Neatly Written Script, but Lacks Direction

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“#staystrong” in need of a trainer

#staystrong, from Tamlynn Bryson’s Drawing Board Productions, tells the story of Val, a fitness video blogger and internet personality as she battles with an injury that puts her out of the #fitfam game. This show features the heavy use of technology in the form of a projector screen as a vehicle for multiple voices to permeate Val’s … Continue reading “#staystrong” in need of a trainer

Don’t Blink Twice or You’ll Miss “Blindside”

Stéphanie Morin-Robert’s solo show Blindside is definitely one of the more fully developed pieces in the Ottawa Fringe Festival this year. Reigning in positive reviews from mainstream outlets like CTV and weekly newspapers like The Montreal Times, this show is finely tuned to perfection. Morin-Robert’s charming stage presence combined with such a unique and touching … Continue reading Don’t Blink Twice or You’ll Miss “Blindside”

“Laser Kiwi” Proves Bad Ideas Can be Just as Good

With a name like “Laser Kiwi”, it’s hard not to take notice of Makers of Entertainment’s first foray into the Canadian Fringe Circuit. The flames of my anticipation were fanned even higher when I saw this company at the Fringe Preview Night (how did performer Degge Jarvie manage to acquire a matching tank and short … Continue reading “Laser Kiwi” Proves Bad Ideas Can be Just as Good

“A Room of Wolves” is a juvenile attempt at comedy

Theatre doesn’t have to say big things all the time; it can be entertaining and fluffy without being bad. A Room of Wolves tries to be entertaining fluff, but it misses that mark by mistaking archetypes for stereotypes, among other weaknesses. At an unmentioned Ontario university, the final meeting of the year of the Association … Continue reading “A Room of Wolves” is a juvenile attempt at comedy

“Alpha Delta 86” could use polishing but is still enjoyable

Reviewed by Ian Huffam In a Cold War-esque situation room (complete with large map and ‘pneumatic’ tube), two clowns have to listen in on phone conversations and make reports on the love they observe around them. When they receive intelligence that someone very close to them is infected, they turn on the audience to find … Continue reading “Alpha Delta 86” could use polishing but is still enjoyable

“Rideshares & Rope Swings” is a Promising Debut from New Company

Reviewed by Ian Huffam Rideshares & Rope Swings is the promising Fringe debut from Two Kind Boys, and if their narrative skills and playful stagecraft is any indication, we should expect more pleasing shows like this one to come. In Rideshares we meet Reid, who makes a ridesharing agreement with Genevieve that will take them … Continue reading “Rideshares & Rope Swings” is a Promising Debut from New Company