“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

“Underneath it All” is a Brave New Work

Underneath it All, written and performed by Hannah Gibson-Fraser and Jodi Morden, is a dark and fragmented look into the lives of two women and how their conceptions of love and monogamy are affected by experiences of abuse and mental illness. It’s a truly harrowing tale that is, tragically, a reality for many women living … Continue reading “Underneath it All” is a Brave New Work

“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

Luna: Orbital Velocity Achieved

Vanessa Quesnelle (known to Ottawa Fringers from Moonlight After Midnight, and Love is a Battlefield) is producing her first solo work in 5 years at the festival. Quesnelle puts her considerable vocal chops, strong physicality, and sharp writing on display in a piece that weaves all three elements into a coming-of-age story that blends creation … Continue reading Luna: Orbital Velocity Achieved