UNDERCURRENTS 2015: Yarr! “Pirates” Sets Sail From Clichéd Territory

Finishing up my Friday night at Undercurrents, I was treated to the opening performance of Ottawa’s own Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates, presented by Parry Riposte Productions. I missed it when it originally premiered at the Gladstone because, honestly, I was skeptical about this show. I really wondered how interesting could an improv show about … Continue reading UNDERCURRENTS 2015: Yarr! “Pirates” Sets Sail From Clichéd Territory

UNDERCURRENTS 2015: “LOVE+HATE” Lacks Drama, Misses Point

LOVE+HATE Lacks Drama, Misses Point The first performance I caught on Thursday’s opening night was LOVE+HATE, directed by Emma Ferrante and featuring the locally adored musical collective, the PepTides. A “musical playscape” that takes a look at the ever conflictual feelings of love and hate, this show combines lyrics taken from a couple of the PepTides … Continue reading UNDERCURRENTS 2015: “LOVE+HATE” Lacks Drama, Misses Point

Lisa Jeans Sheds New ‘LIGHT’ on Familiar Ground

 Lisa Jeans Sheds New 'LIGHT' on Familiar Ground Don’t let the title fool you, Lisa Jeans’ new show presented by the Theatre Artists’ Cooperative: the Independent Series (or TACTICS) at Arts Court Theatre is anything but ‘light’ material. A dark and visceral piece, LIGHT illuminates one individual’s struggle with anorexia and her journey towards self-acceptance. … Continue reading Lisa Jeans Sheds New ‘LIGHT’ on Familiar Ground