A Company of Fools has been presenting their Torchlight Shakespeare Series around Ottawa parks for ten years. This year their irreverent wit and style get applied to Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Catriona Leger. Read the full review.
During the 100 years war, newly minted monarch, Henry V, launched an invasion that led to the particularly bloody Battle of Agincourt. Some time later, a playwright of some repute, William Shakespeare, as part of a series of historical plays, wrote about that event. Some time later still, Ottawa’s twenty-years-running professional Shakespeare company, A Company of Fools, gives that play their particular treatment in a parks tour around the city. Read the full review.
In Hannah Moscovitch’s East of Berlin, presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company, seventeen year-old Rudi Klausner learns the truth of his father’s involvement as a camp doctor at Auschwitz in World War II and spends years trying to understand and to escape the sins and legacy he’s inherited. Read the full review.