Two invites the audience into a North England pub, wherein the struggles and joys of coupledom are on display. Read the full review.
Punchbag Playhouse, who brought Ottawa Fringe the mags-hit Die, Zombie. Die! last year, have come back to Academic Hall this year. This time with some wacky sketch comedy. Read the full review.
Sixty shows will be a part of the Ottawa Fringe Festival this year. There is no possible way to see them all. How to choose, then? We put out a call to presenting artists with a challenge. We’ll meet with all those interested. We’ll give you three minutes (roughly). You convince us why we see should see your show. Kind of like speed dating. In fact, that’s what we called it. In this case, everybody we selected got a literal calendar date. Every day from now til the start of the festival, we’re publishing a profile on one selected show. Today, that show is Abalone Productions’ Grain of Salt. Read the full review.
Two pirates fight over a one-eyed, one legged parrot. Rather than being the set-up for a bad joke you’d hear at the pub, this is instead the setup for joke after joke after joke in Parry Riposte Production’s Much Ado About Feckin’ Pirates, which opened this week at The Gladstone. Read the full review.
Running at the new studio in Centrepointe Theatre, the Ottawa Shakespeare Company makes full use of technology to enhance their production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Read the full review.
Written by playwright Marie Jones, and directed in this production at The Gladstone by John P. Kelly, Stones In His Pockets is a comedy with two actors and dozens of characters. The central characters of Stones In His Pockets are a pair of Irishmen named Jake and Charlie and the story is about them working as extras and navigating their way through a big budget Hollywood movie set that invades a small town in Ireland.Read the full review.
Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac is a classic tragic hero. Master swordsman and master wordsmith alike with no shortage of panache and bravado. Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac is also a classic man in the friend-zone when the woman he loves, Roxanne, asks him to take the man she loves under his protection.Read the full review.