Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac is a classic tragic hero. Master swordsman and master wordsmith alike with no shortage of panache and bravado. Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac is also a classic man in the friend-zone when the woman he loves, Roxanne, asks him to take the man she loves under his protection.Read the full review.
Writer and performer Pierre Brault first performed Blood on the Moon on a Fringe stage in 1999. From there, he did runs at the National Arts Centre three years in a row, toured across Canada, took the show to Ireland, and did an on camera presentation of the show for Bravo. That alone tells you the one thing you need to know: see this show at the GCTC while you can.
Picture the most dysfunctional family you can think of. Maybe yours. Now kick them out of the picture and make way for the family in Lost in Yonkers. In Neil Simon’s Pulitzer prize winning coming-of-age comedy, Simon takes a hard look at this family through the eyes of 13 and 15 year old Jay and Arty who suddenly have to spend ten months living with their estranged grandma while their dad is on the road. Read the full review.
When I graduated high school, I listed three programs on my college application; Journalism, Small Business Management, and Computer Programming. With dreams of making console video games (yes, I’m a geek), I ended up taking Computer Programming and while the skills I learned there were and are still valuable, what I really got from that program was concrete knowledge that spending eight-hours a day poring over code, week-in week-out, would have been soul crushing work for me. Respect to those who do it but it was not what I was made for.Read the full review.
Speed the Plow, by renowned playwright, David Mamet, runs through October 22, 2011 at the Gladstone. Read the full review.
In June 2011, The Should You See It team crashed The Ottawa Fringe Festival in a big way. We reviewed thirty-three shows and cornered everybody we could to hear about their shows, publishing them as daily VLOGs. At the end of the fest, we’d put up over two hours of video footage. Suffice to say, my friends, it was exhausting – and wonderful.Read the full review.