In A Report to An Academy an ape learns to act like a human in order to try and be free but in the end questions: what is freedom? Should you see it?
Fringe Night Life is a five-man sketch comedy show mixing live performances and pre-recorded short videos. Should you see it?
Jonah Allingham’s In Waves tell us of a sailor sailing for the Northwest Passage and despairing through his isolation. Should you see it?
Last year, Matthew Champ and myself Yayed and Nayed our way through the 2011 Ottawa Fringe, reviewing thirty-three shows, talking to countless performers, creators, and attendees for a series of VLOGs, and ultimately producing close to two hours of video. As many of you know already, yes, we’ve come back for more! It all starts with our Mega-Preview. Watch!
The story in Circle Mirror Transformation is told through the drama games of a six-week community centre drama class the characters have signed up for. It’s in the play, and the breaks between games, that their characters are revealed. Should you see it?
My assignment for the Extremely Short Play Festival was to write some extremely short reviews. Check out the eleven micro reviews and than an overview of the night.
In Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, being presented by Plosive Productions at the Gladstone, a man stranded on the side of the road is help by a good Samaritan and invites him home for a drink. The next morning the man’s wife has the Samaritan tied up in his kitchen at gun point. Should you see it?
A young man overhears his future parents-in-law having a conversation about mysterious deaths and is left with the impression that they might be killing people. That’s the comedic engine in Derek Benfield’s Beyond a Joke, being presented by the Ottawa Little Theatre. Should you see it?
An immortal Mary Magdalene, drunk and homeless, stumbles into an AA meeting to clean up her act? A geneticist wakes up one morning with a box on his head and decides to clone himself to get to the bottom of it? Yes, indeed. Those are the premises of the two plays that make up Evolution Theatre’s double bill. Should you see them?
REVIEW: Deceptions run amok in The Communication Cord when Tim starts with a simple lie to his prospective father-in-law -that he owns a house in a quaint little Irish hamlet- that quickly spirals completely out of his control. Should you see it?