“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

NAC & GCTC Look to Excite with new 2017/18 Seasons

This past Saturday may have been one of the more frigid days we’ve seen all winter, but that wasn’t enough to stop two of Ottawa’s professional theatre organizations, the National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), from heating things up by announcing their brand new seasons to launch this Fall. Artistic … Continue reading NAC & GCTC Look to Excite with new 2017/18 Seasons

Beverley Cooper puts Women Front and Centre in New Play Premiering at GCTC

“How do we define the female experience?” is a question that has been continually at the centre of discourse surrounding gender inequality and feminism for about as long as these two concepts have existed in our world. To take this idea even further, the question,  “Who has the right to speak on the female experience?” … Continue reading Beverley Cooper puts Women Front and Centre in New Play Premiering at GCTC

“Butcher” Cuts Deep at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Every so often one hears whispers about the seemingly apparent lack of work coming out of the GCTC that excites or speaks to a younger generation of theatre goers. Stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, where pleasing a large subscription base often overpowers the desire (or the ability) to produce more provocative … Continue reading “Butcher” Cuts Deep at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

“Angel Square” is a thoughtful and well-acted production

“The year is 1945 and Tommy is on a mission to solve a mystery in Lowertown. He does his best sleuthing in Angel Square, a fearsome battleground where French, Protestant and Jewish kids battle on a daily basis. He knows that the answer to the mystery lies somewhere in the cultural divide of Angel Square. … Continue reading “Angel Square” is a thoughtful and well-acted production

“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