The Day We Grew Wings is some fantasy story-telling meant to evoke the child in all of us. It’s written by Victoria Luloff, graduate of the Ottawa Theatre School, and directed by Stewart Matthews. Read the full review.
Directed by Ottawa native, Jessica Ruano (now based out of the UK), Sappho received great critical acclaim during it’s run in London. It’s (in part) the story of the ancient Greek poet, Sappho, and her erasure from history. Read the full review.
Martin Dockery made a splash at Ottawa Fringe last year, bringing his one man show, Wanderlust, to Arts Court Theatre and handily winning best of venue. This year, he brings another of his one man shows to Ottawa. The Bike Trip is the true story is Dockery’s recreation of history’s first true LSD experience. Read the full review.
Chesterfield, it’s a story of love, betrayal and a malicious, talking couch. Dead Unicorn Ink is back after having the Ottawa Fringe 2012 Fan Favourite: Space Mystery… FROM OUTERSPACE. In Chesterfield, Zach buys a chesterfield for his wife of two years, Sarah as an anniversary present; however, once the couch starts talking and planting thoughts of betrayal into both Zach and Sarah’s mind they find themselves on the precipice of danger, from themselves and each other. Read the full review.
The Vanity Project is an ambitious project. It’s a re-telling of the Greek classical tale of Narcissus who was so in love with his own reflection that Nemesis ultimately brings along his downfall. Tim Oberholzer is behind the writing, directing and even puts himself in one of the roles in this musical adaptation. Read the full review.
From Toronto playwright Colleen Osborn, Botched is, according to the press release, about compassion. Dealing with the subject of abortion, is it “anti-vitriol, anti-hate, and neither pro-life nor pro-choice.” Read the full review.
Martin Dockery’s one-man shows are almost the stuff of legend. Wanderlust was gangbusters at last year’s Fringe, winning best of venue at Arts Court theatre, and The Bike Trip, running in the Arts Court Courtroom this year, has been seeing huge numbers. The Pit is his first attempt at a purely fictional two-hander. Read the full review.
Insight Theatre’s In the First Place is a charming and empowering look at you people’s first relationships, kisses, and sexual encounters. In this day and age, it’s great to hear a group of people discuss both their good and bad experiences in a constructive way.
The Bureau of Bat Shit Crazy is filled with zany and fast-paced humour while also being one of the most technically ambitious shows at this year’s Fringe. If you’re into nerd culture at all, you should check this one out. Even if you’re not, there’s still plenty of solid laughs and performances for you to appreciate. Read the full review.
Happiness™ is wonderful experience. Hilarious with some surprising (in a good way) darker moments, this is one of the best plays showing at the Fringe, hands down. It’s also organized in a way that features some very enjoyable audience interaction. You need to get out and see this show, now! Read the full review.