“Young Drunk Punk” is a Bumpy Ride

Some jokes never get old, except if they are racist, distasteful, and delivered by Bruce McCulloch. The now grown older (but not quite grown up) former Kid in the Hall McCulloch performed his one-man comedic show as part of Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival. From the moment McCulloch struts on stage with his cocky grin, … Continue reading “Young Drunk Punk” is a Bumpy Ride

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“The Public Servant” Seems Questionable for International Audiences

If you were to douse yourself in maple syrup, peameal bacon, and poutine, while shouting “O Canada” at the top of your lungs, you couldn’t beat The Public Servant at Canadian-ness. This Ottawa-pleasing show, produced by the Great Canadian Theatre Company in association with Theatre Columbus, aims to shine a light on the life of … Continue reading “The Public Servant” Seems Questionable for International Audiences

“Re:Union” Compels its Audience to Think

Writer-director Sean Devine has brought a piece to the Magnetic North Theatre Festival that compels the audience to think. Set in America in 1965 and post-9/11, Re:Union explores, in a semi-fictionalized fashion, the true story of Quaker Norman Morrison (Brad Long) through the eyes of his daughter Emily (Alex Devine) and the former Secretary of … Continue reading “Re:Union” Compels its Audience to Think