“Up to Low” is an Inspiring and Moving Piece of Ottawa Valley Lore

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 a Standout

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

“Needles and Opium” Creates a Spectacular Journey

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

“The Public Servant” Gets the Pink Slip

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