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.
Two clowns –Pommefrites and Restes– quest for ice cream in a gorgeous winter wonderland when they get caught up in a Shakespearean-styled drama in the Fairy Kingdom dealing with adultery, revenge, and monsters. It sounds dark but its fairies and clowns — so it’s actually hilarious. Read the full review.
Andrew Rally is a washed-up TV-actor who finds himself cast in the role of Hamlet and visited by the ghost of one of the most prolific Hamlets of all time: John Barrymore, whose job is to help get him ready. Only problem? Andrew doesn’t really want to play Hamlet and Barrymore can’t leave until he does. Read the full review.
Written by Ottawa native and former resident playwright at the GCTC, Richard Sanger, Whispering Pines explores a series of themes that range from love and loss to governmental control and betrayal. Read the full review.
Let’s say you could create the perfect community. The perfect town. Weed out the bad; keep the good, garden until you have perfection. What would the limits be? How would you choose who to keep and whom to remove? Ottawa Little Theatre’s latest production: Dr. Cook’s Garden attempts to answer that question. Read the full review.
Speed the Plow, by renowned playwright, David Mamet, runs through October 22, 2011 at the Gladstone. Read the full review.