Coming in all the way from Saskatoon, Matchstick is billed as an historical not-very-fairytale folk musical about the life of the wife of one of the most-hated men in the world. Read the full review.
Andrew Wade brings you The Hatter, which shows us what happened to the Mad Hatter once Alice left Wonderland. As it turns out, he started to become sane! The Hatter can’t have that happening, so you’re invited to his tea party to help him regain his insanity. Note: free tea included!Read the full review.
Veenesh Dubois presents a semi autobiographical one-woman show about the letters exchanged between a father and daughter in Fiji and Canada. Read the full review.
Two gladiators prepare for their 1,000th battle – against each other – and reflect at how they got there in Nicholas Amott’s The Fight. It’s a blend of stage-combat and storytelling. Read the full review.
Imprisoned, directed by New Ottawa Repertory Theatre’s Paul Dervis, written by Toronto-native Allie Bell, and produced by Rebbel Rabbit productions, Imprisoned is about a hardened cop and the case he can’t get out of his head – a man convicted of a string of young boy’s disappearances. Read the full review.
Artbeat Theatre Group’s, Barely Even There is about 12 year old Grace living through her parents divorce. It’s a three-handed quirky musical about the collapse of a nuclear family. Read the full review.
Ottawa’s Caithream Celtic Dance Fusion had a huge hit on their hands with last year’s Highland dance retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A MacSummer Night’s Dream. This year, they bring a similar fusion of storytelling, theatre, song, and dance with Passages about a Scottish Clan’s exile from their homeland and subsequent resettlement. Read the full review.
Toronto’s Opera 5 is doing a unique thing and bringing the opera to Ottawa Fringe. La Voix Humaine is about a young woman on a phone call to her lover of five years, who’s abandoned her and one day away from marrying another woman. Read the full review.
Ottawa’s own Brad Long and Emily Pearlman invite audiences into the board room to hear them out while they argue for their jobs back in their corporate ladder-climbing satire, We Glow. Read the full review.
From Vanity Project Productions and writer/director Tim Oberholzer, The Vanity Project is an original musical that questions if Narcissus’s reputation for vanity might not be all there is to the story. Or even true at all. Read the full review.