Catch Grounded before it takes off 1
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Photos by andrew alexander photography She may be grounded but chastised? No way. Her swagger’s so intact she sneers that it’s a waddle. Newly returned from furlough in Wyoming where she and the boys had hit the bar for beers and now back at her job in…

Catch Grounded before it takes off
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“Compelling theatre, close to home.” That’s the mandate of Bear & Co., a professional indie theatre collective and a resident company at The Gladstone Theatre. Barely five and a half years old, Bear is about to open its 18th play for a limited run at…

Theatre Review: If only every Blind Date could end this well! 13
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Blind Date, the sexy sweet improvisational wonder currently filling the house at GCTC, is deceptively simple yet ingenious. It’s an implausibly risky premise all right—not only that a drop-dead- gorgeous girl like Mimi would get stood up on a blind date in the first place…

Theatre Review: Ordinary Days is better than ordinary 3
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Ordinary Days, the musical now playing at the Great Canadian Theater Company, examines the ordinariness of day-to- day foibles, the randomness of chance encounters and the extraordinarily life-changing outcomes that sometimes emerge from both. Someone loses a notebook. Its finder arranges to return it and…

Choose your vice at Ottawa’s 32nd Wine and Food Festival
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They’re right, let’s concede it. We really do love chocolate. How else would Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter have got so big? ‘They’ are the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival  and they know a thing or two about wine and food, including chocolate. Even after three…

Review of Bear & Co.’s No Way To Say Goodbye: Songs of  Leonard Cohen at The Gladstone 3
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Bear & Co., you have a hit on your hands.  You need to promote it, tour it, get it out there and nudge this show toward the runaway success it’s poised to become. Your arrangement and production will grab the interest of theatre companies across North America…

Choose your vice at Ottawa’s 32nd Wine and Food Festival
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As vices go, you’re pretty safe with wine and food. Neither of them is illegal, immoral, distasteful or taboo but I would rank chocolate truffles as decidedly sinful (Chocolatier Rochef among them). When asked “what’s my poison?,” I readily surrender to a fine VQA. (Strewn’s…

Review of GCTC’s You Are Happy But Are We Happy?
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For the vast majority of us, purportedly 92% of the population, we seek love. Love in the form of a partner to go through life with. A person to hold hands with. Someone to gaze limpidly into our love-struck eyes, to tell us we’re loved….