Don’t Skip Out on “I, IDIOT”!

A jem rolls performance is something everyone needs to experience at least once in their life. A legend of the Fringe Festival circuit, rolls is back at the Ottawa Fringe with his newest, and quite possibly his funniest, work I, IDIOT. A production that is both quintessential jem rolls and like nothing you’ve seen from … Continue reading Don’t Skip Out on “I, IDIOT”!

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“Agent Madeleine” Brings Strong Performances, but a Weak Pace to Ottawa Fringe

Agent Madeleine by Chelsea MacKay is an exciting historical drama about the incredible life of Noor Inayat Khan- the first female wireless operator renown for her actions working with the Special Operations Executive (SOE) as a secret agent in German-occupied France during WWII. Given the depth of the material presented to us, Rainy Hearts Productions … Continue reading “Agent Madeleine” Brings Strong Performances, but a Weak Pace to Ottawa Fringe

“The Ultraviolet Life” Doesn’t Quite Dazzle

Photomirage’s The Ultraviolet Life has a fascinating concept at its heart, but the show seems to be weighed down by a burlesque interpretation that sometimes works but still isn’t fully integrated into the play. Ultraviolet Life tells the story of a young woman living with a skin disease and its effects on her relationships with … Continue reading “The Ultraviolet Life” Doesn’t Quite Dazzle

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

“The Last Spartan” is a Timely and Compelling Historical Drama

This may not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Pierre Brault’s work, but his latest, The Last Spartan, is a fantastic show. Dorion was raised from birth to be the perfect soldier, the pinnacle of Spartan achievement. After being captured by the Athenians instead of dying on the battlefield at Sphacteria however, his … Continue reading “The Last Spartan” is a Timely and Compelling Historical Drama

“A Girl in the Fridge” is a Small Tasting of Dead Unicorn Ink’s Full Potential

The Ottawa Fringe Festival just wouldn’t feel like itself without an annual offering from local troupe Dead Unicorn Ink(DUI). Going on 7 years now with their first showing at the 2011 Fringe Festival where Playing Dead, a zombie puppet show, to the stage and captured audiences’ hearts and, since then, have been regularly producing new … Continue reading “A Girl in the Fridge” is a Small Tasting of Dead Unicorn Ink’s Full Potential