“Ordinary Days” Goes Small and Wins Big

Musicals, with their outrageous sets and costumes, 11 o’clock numbers, and dance breakdowns, aren’t a common sight at Great Canadian Theatre Company. Their current production of Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, however, shows that none of those things are necessary to produce quality musical theatre that still maintains a significant degree of theatricality. Ordinary Days follows … Continue reading “Ordinary Days” Goes Small and Wins Big

“Generous” Pulls a Strong Production out of a Tame Text

There couldn’t be a better time in Ottawa to stage politically flavoured theatre, and the Great Canadian Theatre Company is no stranger to producing shows about the statecraft in their own backyard. Two years ago Michael Healey’s Proud, a play that takes a look at the backroom of a Conservative Prime Minister’s office in 2011, … Continue reading “Generous” Pulls a Strong Production out of a Tame Text

“The Best Brothers” Explores Grief through Humour

“It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. ”- Colette … Continue reading “The Best Brothers” Explores Grief through Humour