The Elephant Girls Return at undercurrents

    I first saw Margo MacDonald’s hit one-woman show, The Elephant Girls, at its sold out run at Ottawa Fringe in 2015. The script hasn’t changed in very substantial ways since then – the story is still fascinating, and the voice(s) that tell it are unique in my experience – so many of the … Continue reading The Elephant Girls Return at undercurrents

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UNDERCURRENTS 2015: “LOVE+HATE” Lacks Drama, Misses Point

LOVE+HATE Lacks Drama, Misses Point The first performance I caught on Thursday’s opening night was LOVE+HATE, directed by Emma Ferrante and featuring the locally adored musical collective, the PepTides. A “musical playscape” that takes a look at the ever conflictual feelings of love and hate, this show combines lyrics taken from a couple of the PepTides … Continue reading UNDERCURRENTS 2015: “LOVE+HATE” Lacks Drama, Misses Point

Undercurrents pt. 2: Saving the Best for Last

Undercurrents Pt. 2: Saving the Best for Last Brianna McFarlane If you've read the "part 1" to this review, you will know that after my first three shows at the 2014 Undercurrents Festival (A Quiet Sip of Coffee, Broken, and The Tashme Project)  I had become a little disheartened by the seeming lack of variety … Continue reading Undercurrents pt. 2: Saving the Best for Last

Undercurrents Pt. 1: Pieces of the Past

Undercurrents Part 1:Pieces of the Past A Quiet Sip of Coffee, Tashme Project, and Broken Brianna McFarlane It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Seriously, out of all the events I look forward to every year in this city, the Undercurrents festival, hosted by the Great Canadian Theatre Company, breaks my top five every time. … Continue reading Undercurrents Pt. 1: Pieces of the Past