When arriving to STO Union’s production of What Happened to the Seeker, leave all ideas of conventional theatre at the door. Nadia Ross, the creator and principal performer of this piece, offers a multidisciplinary and fully immersive experience as part of Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival. In collaboration with George Acheson and Sarah Conn, Ross … Continue reading “What Happened to the Seeker?” Leaves You Searching for More
C’est sur une note pleine d’enthousiasme et de fébrilité que Small Stage Canada fut présenté au Centre National des Arts à Ottawa dans le cadre du Magnetic North Theatre Festival les 9 et 10 juin dernier. Julie-Anne Saroyan a produit ce spectacle éclectique en rassemblant des danseurs d’un bout à l’autre du pays et en … Continue reading Valérie Pariseau Reviews “Small Stage Canada” en francais!
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What can be said when a master storyteller, Brian Doyle, teams up with an accomplished adapter and director, Janet Irwin? The combination might leave you wanting more... Up to Low is an adaptation of Doyle’s famous book for young adults of the same name. The performance has a large cast of eleven performers, including musicians. … Continue reading “Up to Low” is an Inspiring and Moving Piece of Ottawa Valley Lore
Through the Gaze of a Navel is the anti-yoga class you never knew how much you wanted until it’s already kicking you in the metaphysical butt. Gaze is an inward-out journey documenting how to fail to achieve self-actualization, and the material cost it takes to do so. The production is a part of Canada’s Magnetic … Continue reading “Through the Gaze of a Navel” is a Standout
In a haunting encounter with the infinite void, Robert Lepage’s masterpiece pierces the skin of the psyche. Needles and Opium opens Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival providing a hypnotizing entry into the extraordinary potentials of festival theatre. An established centerpiece on the international circuit, Lepage’s 2013 remount of the 1989 play is a reminder to … Continue reading “Needles and Opium” Creates a Spectacular Journey
Long, winding, unable to see the light: all attributes of any government office, and of The Public Servant. Also taupe -- very, very taupe. This production, created by Theatre Columbus and presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company in association with Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival, offers lots of insight and inside jokes, but in … Continue reading “The Public Servant” Gets the Pink Slip
Completely compelling, Re:Union pulls you into a little known story about a well known topic -- the Vietnam War. The play, produced by Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Theatre, is a captivating journey of discovery and truth. In October of 2001, Emily Morrison (Alexa Devine) travels to Washington, DC to confront Robert McNamara (Andrew Wheeler), US … Continue reading “Re: Union” is Completely Compelling
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Tim Allen: all great comedians who have performed hilarious routines about growing up and growing old. Bruce McCulloch? Not so much. Young Drunk Punk is a tired regurgitation of material already performed by better comedians. One may scratch their head wondering why his show was programmed in the Magnetic North Theatre … Continue reading “Young Drunk Punk” is a Tired Regurgitation of Comedy
Some jokes never get old, except if they are racist, distasteful, and delivered by Bruce McCulloch. The now grown older (but not quite grown up) former Kid in the Hall McCulloch performed his one-man comedic show as part of Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival. From the moment McCulloch struts on stage with his cocky grin, … Continue reading “Young Drunk Punk” is a Bumpy Ride