“What Happened to the Seeker?” Leaves You Searching for More

When arriving to STO Union’s production of What Happened to the Seeker, leave all ideas of conventional theatre at the door. Nadia Ross, the creator and principal performer of this piece, offers a multidisciplinary and fully immersive experience as part of Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival. In collaboration with George Acheson and Sarah Conn, Ross … Continue reading “What Happened to the Seeker?” Leaves You Searching for More

Valérie Pariseau Reviews “Small Stage Canada” en francais!

C’est sur une note pleine d’enthousiasme et de fébrilité que Small Stage Canada fut présenté au Centre National des Arts à Ottawa dans le cadre du Magnetic North Theatre Festival les 9 et 10 juin dernier.   Julie-Anne Saroyan a produit ce spectacle éclectique en rassemblant des danseurs d’un bout à l’autre du pays et en … Continue reading Valérie Pariseau Reviews “Small Stage Canada” en francais!

“Up to Low” is an Inspiring and Moving Piece of Ottawa Valley Lore

What can be said when a master storyteller, Brian Doyle, teams up with an accomplished adapter and director, Janet Irwin? The combination might leave you wanting more... Up to Low is an adaptation of Doyle’s famous book for young adults of the same name. The performance has a large cast of eleven performers, including musicians. … Continue reading “Up to Low” is an Inspiring and Moving Piece of Ottawa Valley Lore

“Needles and Opium” Creates a Spectacular Journey

In a haunting encounter with the infinite void, Robert Lepage’s masterpiece pierces the skin of the psyche. Needles and Opium opens Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival providing a hypnotizing entry into the extraordinary potentials of festival theatre. An established centerpiece on the international circuit, Lepage’s 2013 remount of the 1989 play is a reminder to … Continue reading “Needles and Opium” Creates a Spectacular Journey

“The Public Servant” Gets the Pink Slip

Long, winding, unable to see the light: all attributes of any government office, and of The Public Servant. Also taupe -- very, very taupe. This production, created by Theatre Columbus and presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company in association with Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival, offers lots of insight and inside jokes, but in … Continue reading “The Public Servant” Gets the Pink Slip

“Young Drunk Punk” is a Tired Regurgitation of Comedy

Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Tim Allen: all great comedians who have performed hilarious routines about growing  up and growing old. Bruce McCulloch? Not so much. Young Drunk Punk is a tired regurgitation of material already performed by better comedians. One may scratch their head wondering why his show was programmed in the Magnetic North Theatre … Continue reading “Young Drunk Punk” is a Tired Regurgitation of Comedy