All good things must come to an end. Third Wall Theatre’s 10th season has certainly been one of those good things thus far, with well-received and critically acclaimed productions of Blackbird and Antigone. It will bid farewell to this banner year with a production of…

Patrick Gauthier is a hard man to pin down. He’s always busy with something, whether it’s writing or directing an independent theatre production, community managing for the Ottawa Fringe Festival, or traveling to Toronto or Montréal on official Great Canadian Theatre Company business. Or, in…

Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act Play Festival, held this year at the Ottawa Little Theatre. Yes, community theatre. Community theatre is sometimes spoken of, particularly in the professional theatre community, with a mixture of mild contempt…

Two different plays, each with a tinge of the supernatural, are enjoying runs in non-traditional venues in Ottawa right now. Cube Gallery is playing host to John Koensgen’s one-man St. Nicholas, and Laurier House is the site of The Turn of the Screw, presented by…

CFSW 2010 Ottawa FINALS
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“Are you a poet?” Missie P., of Victoria BC clutched a stack of whiteboards and leaned over a couple in the second row, asking to determine whether they were disqualified from being judges. Looking around at the audience, it was difficult to spot anyone that…

Someone For Everyone is a brilliant comedy, showcasing a talented cast and making novel use of multimedia to expand the theatrical experience. Expert direction and the liberal use of movement completely overshadow the weaknesses of the script. Steven Greenberg (Geoff McBride) is playwright GATD Caplan’s…

This week felt like the Fringe Festival all over again. As you may be aware, there are no less than five local theatre productions opening in Ottawa this coming week. In the face of overlapping media calls, concurrent opening nights, and missed meetings, somehow I’ve…

Educating Rita to kick off Summer Fling at Arts Court
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Top-calibre performances, brilliant set and costume design, and a script that has stood the test of thirty years come together to make Educating Rita a compelling piece of local theatre, and the perfect launch to what promises to be an interesting and entertaining series. Set…