“Bless You, Bonaparte” Sci-Fi Revisionism in Need of Revisions

Okay, let’s get one thing straight: the program synopsis does not do Sad Ibsen Theatre’s Bless You, Bonaparte justice. While it certainly describes the outline of events that take place over the course of an hour, it in no way captures the fun and silliness that appear to run rampant throughout this new text. Unfortunately, … Continue reading “Bless You, Bonaparte” Sci-Fi Revisionism in Need of Revisions

“I Can See Clearly Now,” We See Clear Potential Too

Double U’s I Can See Clearly Now is an insightful and amusing look into the often-troubled psyche of the pre-tween girl. In its current incarnation there’s room for development into a longer show that deals with its more fantastical elements in more detail, but it’s already off to a great start. Stephanie is almost nine … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now,” We See Clear Potential Too

Experience a Musical Day-in-the-Life with “AL Connors: DJ Detective”

One of the really great things about Fringe is that it allows artists to embrace forms of performance beyond the drama or one-man show. AL Connors: DJ Detective is definitely a one-man show, but it also beautifully integrates the non-traditional performance of DJing in a way that tailors each performance to its own audience. On … Continue reading Experience a Musical Day-in-the-Life with “AL Connors: DJ Detective”

“Who, Me.” Is a Feel Good Show that will Tickle your Inner Nerd

Rob Lloyd’s Who, Me tells the story of how obsessions (particularly of the pop culture variety) both help and hinder people’s ability to communicate and move around socially – and like the content it discusses, it will be accessible to some and inaccessible to others. With Who, Me Lloyd tells the story of his not-quite-lifelong … Continue reading “Who, Me.” Is a Feel Good Show that will Tickle your Inner Nerd

“The Iliad for Dummies”: Strong Concept, Needs Fine Tuning

If you’ve been keeping up with the NOC’s Fringe coverage, you might be aware that Table Théâtre’s The Iliad for Dummies is on my list of things worth checking out at this year’s festival. While I still stand by that sentiment, after having seen the show it is worth mentioning that this production is certainly … Continue reading “The Iliad for Dummies”: Strong Concept, Needs Fine Tuning

Sláinte! “Vigilante” Arrives at the NAC

If you’ve ever heard of the ‘Black Donnellys’, it’s no doubt it’s because they’re central to an infamous Canadian tale that ends with their family’s massacre. Vigilante, written, composed and directed by Jonathan Chistenson, is an electric retelling of this dark and mysterious story that deals in blood feuds, vengeance, and murder. The deliciously macabre … Continue reading Sláinte! “Vigilante” Arrives at the NAC

Ottawa Fringe Favourite Returns to 2017 Undercurrents Festival

Since stampeding onto the Ottawa Fringe scene in 2015, Margo MacDonald’s The Elephant Girls has gone on to see great success with audiences in both Canada and the UK. With another month long tour planned to England this coming April, company Parry Riposte show no signs of stopping this momentum any time soon. Getting your … Continue reading Ottawa Fringe Favourite Returns to 2017 Undercurrents Festival