“God of Carnage”: The Sacrifice of Range for Rage

by Sarah Haley When two eight-year-old children get into a fight on their school playground, the parents of the young offenders meet up to discuss the situation. As they delve into the details of their children’s fight, they begin to replicate the immaturity and hostility their children displayed. Montreal based Stendhal X’s production of God … Continue reading “God of Carnage”: The Sacrifice of Range for Rage

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“Heirloom Toys Circus” Brings the Big Top to the Ottawa Fringe Festival

Heirloom Toys Circus, presented by Toronto’s Deflying Feets, combines several different types of acrobatics to tell a story of loss and finding love again when you least expect it. A lonely toymaker takes on a new employee, who quickly discovers that there’s more to the toys in the shop than meets the eye. Along the … Continue reading “Heirloom Toys Circus” Brings the Big Top to the Ottawa Fringe Festival

“The Music Buffet” Leaves it Up to the Audience

Rory Gardiner brings something a little different to the table with The Music Buffet. As a singer-songwriter who’s “been doing the bars for about 20 years,” much of the set list for this 60-minute mini-concert is determined by the audience in a similar manner to live music at a bar. With a mix of original … Continue reading “The Music Buffet” Leaves it Up to the Audience

“The Beast’s Library”: Strong in Theory

With The Beast’s Library, Sad Ibsen Theatre presents a feminist/Marxist retelling of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, asking the question: what if Belle just stayed in the library the whole time and got really into philosophy? As you might guess, this show presents a rather irreverent take on the 1991 film (there’s no mention of … Continue reading “The Beast’s Library”: Strong in Theory