Plan B Productions brings Visually Impressive “#Faustus” to Ottawa Fringe

The infamy of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus largely lives on due to its representations of moral ambiguity, spirituality, and the dark arts. So, perhaps it’s no wonder then as to why the 1592 text still resonates in an era that feels as dark and as morally ambiguous as ever. Plan B Productions brings the doctor … Continue reading Plan B Productions brings Visually Impressive “#Faustus” to Ottawa Fringe

“High School High” is a Musical Tour de Force

Every Fringe festival boasts a number of musical comedy shows, but Alli Harris’ High School High is not one to be missed. It’s an impressive tour de force of nonstop singing and guitar for the full hour, and on top of that the show is just plain funny – partly through the clever lyrics that … Continue reading “High School High” is a Musical Tour de Force

“Five More Minutes” Could Use Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes is a promising start to what could be a thoughtful look into male friendship in high school, coming of age, and self-destructive decisions, although in its current form there’s a bit more work to do. Nick, Sam, and Tom, best friends since kindergarten, have one more exam left before they’re finished high … Continue reading “Five More Minutes” Could Use Five More Minutes

“God of Carnage”: The Sacrifice of Range for Rage

by Sarah Haley When two eight-year-old children get into a fight on their school playground, the parents of the young offenders meet up to discuss the situation. As they delve into the details of their children’s fight, they begin to replicate the immaturity and hostility their children displayed. Montreal based Stendhal X’s production of God … Continue reading “God of Carnage”: The Sacrifice of Range for Rage

“The Music Buffet” Leaves it Up to the Audience

Rory Gardiner brings something a little different to the table with The Music Buffet. As a singer-songwriter who’s “been doing the bars for about 20 years,” much of the set list for this 60-minute mini-concert is determined by the audience in a similar manner to live music at a bar. With a mix of original … Continue reading “The Music Buffet” Leaves it Up to the Audience

“Szeretlek” is Sweet Like Candy

While Grand Salto Theatre’s Szeretlek: A Hungarian Love Story might have the most difficult title to pronounce (spoiler alert: they teach you the proper pronunciation in the show and it’s actually not that hard), it’s also one of the most endearing stories. Inspired by the true events that led creator-performer Zita Nyarady’s grandparents to fall … Continue reading “Szeretlek” is Sweet Like Candy