“Rachel and Zoe” is a Guilty Pleasure at the Ottawa Fringe

Rachel and Zoe: Uncorked and Uncensored isn’t going to be for everyone. Written and performed by irl bffs Hannah Gibson-Fraser and Jodi Morden, this show is a fun piece of fluff that’s definitely better enjoyed alongside some good friends and even better wine. It tackles such classic topics of sex, love, and failed relationships and … Continue reading “Rachel and Zoe” is a Guilty Pleasure at the Ottawa Fringe

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“Five More Minutes” Could Use Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes is a promising start to what could be a thoughtful look into male friendship in high school, coming of age, and self-destructive decisions, although in its current form there’s a bit more work to do. Nick, Sam, and Tom, best friends since kindergarten, have one more exam left before they’re finished high … Continue reading “Five More Minutes” Could Use Five More Minutes

“A Girl in the Fridge” is a Small Tasting of Dead Unicorn Ink’s Full Potential

The Ottawa Fringe Festival just wouldn’t feel like itself without an annual offering from local troupe Dead Unicorn Ink(DUI). Going on 7 years now with their first showing at the 2011 Fringe Festival where Playing Dead, a zombie puppet show, to the stage and captured audiences’ hearts and, since then, have been regularly producing new … Continue reading “A Girl in the Fridge” is a Small Tasting of Dead Unicorn Ink’s Full Potential

“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