Theatre Review: Finishing the Suit at The Gladstone 1

“sometimes love is incompatible with one’s duties” I loved this play’s premise. Skilled playwright Lawrence Aronovitch stitches a piece so fine that its touch to your skin is that of raw silk: coarse yet pleasing. Its plausibility came on to me as would a lover,…

With seven productions, including two world premieres, the 2017 Undercurrents theatre festival kicks off Wednesday February 8 at Arts Court in downtown Ottawa. Running until Saturday, February 18, Undercurrents is the winter festival of the Ottawa Fringe, who have been presenting it since 2011. Undercurrents…

All photos courtesy Allyson Domanski With no stage and no set except for big black cubes to serve as seats for three actors, the Chamber Theatre Hintonburg (CTH) team of Donnie Laflamme and Lisa Zanyk have pulled off another coup. Pull up a chair to a…

Review of BURN, written and directed by John Muggleton 5

Review by Stacey Diffin-Lafleur Photos by Maria Vartanova John Muggleton has a sly sense of humour and he shows it off to perfection in his latest work, BURN, which I attended in December at the Avalon Studio on Bank Street. I didn’t really know what to…

The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show will get you into the holiday spirit 1

By Allyson Domanski, Theatre Reviewer Poor weather proved no deterrent for the crowd who braved snow and wind to get to The Gladstone for opening night of “The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show” by Dashiell Hammett. The packed house delighted in this year’s rendition of…

Review of GCTC’s “The Daisy Theatre” Pull Some Strings To See It 2

By Allyson Domanski, Theatre Reviewer They may be puppets but this ain’t The Muppets. Even brash Miss Piggy would blush watching The Daisy Theatre. That or bust a gut. Everything from cabaret to vaudeville to burlesque, it’s nothing but enjoyably inappropriate entertainment. If you love…

Theatre Preview: “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and  Living in Paris” at The Gladstone 1

Preview by Allyson Domanski It’s been nearly four decades since Jacques Brel was alive or well or living in Paris and nearly five decades since “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” played in Ottawa. Stirred from sleep, the music of the Belgian…