Even if you haven’t seen the eponymous film, I’m sure you’re familiar with the premise of Calendar Girls: a group of middle-aged women create a risqué calendar for charity whose popularity exceeds their wildest dreams. It’s an interesting story filled with moments of laughter, love, and life. Audiences of all ages have been pleased with this light-hearted fare from the Ottawa Little Theatre so far and I’m sure you will be too.
Like any good crime drama, The Murder Room starts off with someone being, predictably enough, murdered. The culprit cleverly spends the next few scenes diverting the attention of law enforcement officers before realizing the perfect crime wasn’t nearly as perfect as planned. Act two is more mystery than procedural with end revelations that are as dizzying as they are far-fetched. The story is satisfyingly silly and strange making for an excellent start to 2016.
Novelist and playwright J.B. Priestley’s first ever play, Dangerous Corner, is billed at the OLT as a psychological thriller. It’s a night of revelations as friends gather and reminisce about a tragedy from a year ago, where not everything is as it seems.
A charming, humble girl finds herself making the decision of a lifetime. At the Ottawa Little Theatre, Sabrina Fair brings romance to the stage in this 1953 Samuel Taylor play. Read the full review.
David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross gives a look into the cut throat world of real estate in this latest production to go up at the Gladstone Theatre, produced by Avalon Studios. Read the full review.
Touch and Go is a witty comedy about two best friend adulterers who get tangled up in a web of their own lies. Read the full review.
Ben and Mary invite their new neighbors, Kenny and Sharon, over for dinner one night. Little do they know that this simple act of kindness will throw all of their lives into chaos as friendships are built and relationships broken because of an ever present battle of the id versus the ego in Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit.Read the full review.
The New York Times has called Noises Off the funniest play ever written. It is a farce about an acting company getting set to start a three month tour of a farce. It is also the 9th play in the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 100th season. Read the full review.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is celebrating it’s 200th anniversary. Ottawa Little Theatre is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Coincidence? Probably. Originally produced by OLT in the 30s, they’ve brought it back to the stage as the next installment of their 10 plays from 10 decades. Read the full review.