After far too long a break, the Great Canadian Theatre Company continues its season with a visual and poetic journey in partnership with the National Arts Centre. The Edward Curtis Project is a blend of narrative and visual that tells the story of 19th century photographer, Edward Curtis, and modern day journalist, Angeline, who summons him. Read the full review.
Ottawa Little Theatre continues celebrating their 100th season with play #6 of 10: Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Produced by Ottawa Little Theatre previously in the 70s and turned into a movie starring Michael Caine in the 80s, Deathtrap is the longest running thriller-comedy on Broadway. Read the full review.
False Assumptions is an original play by local playwright Lawrence Aronovitch (currently Playwright in residence at the GCTC). Commissioned specifically to be presented by the Ottawa Theatre School’s 3rd year graduates (in association with Plosive Productions), it is a play about the life of Marie Curie. Read the full review.
What do two drawing rooms, a bank office, and several barely pronounceable names have in common? They’re all elements of the latest show by the Algonquin College Theatre Arts students as they mount a production of three short plays by Anton Chekov – collectively called 33 Swoons. Read the full review.
Today we do something a little different. There isn’t a lot of opera that happens here in Ottawa, which I think is unfortunate, so dressing up a little and getting out to the NAC to take in Opera Lyra Ottawa’s La Traviata was a nice opportunity to step beyond the usual fare. Read the full review.
Being presented at the Kailash Mital Theatre at Carleton University, Sock’N’Buskin brings us one of Shakespeare’s early comedies about the game of love, Love’s Labour’s Lost. Read the full review.
Coming off the hugely entertaining and successful Footloose, Orpheus Musical Theatre steps back and brings us a bit of the 20s with The Drowsy Chaperone. This Canadian musical is a parody of American musical comedy in the 20s, told through the imagination of a middle-aged man as he listens to the record and provides wry commentary to the audience. Read the full review.
Christmas in July, sure. But Christmas in March? Yup, that’s a thing now, too as SevenThirty Productions and John P. Kelly bring Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular to the Gladstone through to March 23rd. Read the full review.
HROSES, pronounced horses (attributable to a spelling mistake by one of the characters is in the play), is the first show of Evolution Theatre’s season. Being produced in association with MiCasa Theatre, HROSES is about love and relationships and so much more. Read the full review.
Running in Academic Hall at the University of Ottawa is a sordid tale of beauty gone wrong and true colours bubbling to the surface. Are the pretty people really the ugliest people? Princess Ivona, directed by MFA candidate Ekaterina Shestakova, runs until March 9th. Read the full review.