‘Midsummer Night’ Keeps the ‘Dream’ Alive

This year’s Torchlight Shakespeare production from A Company of Fools continues their proud tradition of fun and fast-paced classical theatre, with only a hint of growing pains as they bring new performers into their fold. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most performed plays, and in many ways is an ideal play for … Continue reading ‘Midsummer Night’ Keeps the ‘Dream’ Alive

A Local Guide to Celebrating World Theatre Day 2017

“Within these twenty-four hours we may be taken from France to Russia, from Racine and Moliere to Chekhov; we can even cross the Atlantic as a bolt of inspiration to serve on a Campus in California, enticing a young student there to reinvent and make their name in theatre. Indeed, theatre has such a thriving … Continue reading A Local Guide to Celebrating World Theatre Day 2017

“Pericles, Prince of Tyre”: New Fools, Same Great Taste

A Company of Fools’ latest Torchlight Shakespeare production, The Amazing Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, makes the most of one of Shakespeare’s weakest plays, imbuing it with such energy and pizzazz that it’s not hard to overlook the weaknesses of the text. Pericles tells the story of its title character, king of the city … Continue reading “Pericles, Prince of Tyre”: New Fools, Same Great Taste

Clowns and Children’s Literature: Laughter! During a Cold Holiday Season in Ottawa

Clowns and Children’s Literature: Laughter! During a Cold Holiday Season in Ottawa Ian Huffam A Company of Fools can add another feather to their cap with their latest creation, Pomme and ‘Restes: Shipwrecked! On the Tempestuous Lost Island of Never, co-produced with and presented at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Shipwrecked! is the third play … Continue reading Clowns and Children’s Literature: Laughter! During a Cold Holiday Season in Ottawa