Othello:  Theatre Kraken

Theatre Kraken is staging William Shakespeare’s Othello (directed by Don Fex) at Ottawa’s Gladstone Theatre (910 Gladstone Avenue), February 1–10, 2018. You may remember Theatre Kraken’s recent production of Little Shop of Horrors, or their production of The Underpants, written by Carl Sternheim and adapted…

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: 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…

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…

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….

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Left me feeling truly in awe. Rough Magic is an absolutely amazing show, both captivating and spellbinding. It is one of those fantastic shows that are so polished they shine. Staged by (award winning) Theatre Arcturus, Rough Magic blends theatre, music and aerial work to…