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…

Blushing Brides and The Fenton Brothers at The Brass Monkey

The Blushing Brides invaded The Brass Monkey this past Saturday night. More on that later. The Brass Monkey is Ottawa’s best kept secret. Do these guys know how to run a live venue! Big and spacious with pool in the back they sport a huge…

A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Lynn Miles/Keith Glass "Road"

Music Review by Ian Boyd What can you say about Lynn Miles? Gracious, honest, talented, a great song writer, collaborative, front person, arranger, producer, a national treasure, diverse, entertaining, funny, multiple Juno award nominee and winner, or just plain Lynn. She is an Ottawa original…

Review #2 of the 31 st Ottawa Wine and Food Festival:  Tasting Alley Distinguishes Itself 18

Review and photographs by Allyson Domanski Saturday night’s Tasting Alley was practically perfect, with no shortage of glitz. By shifting the gourmet highlight of the social event of the weekend to a gorgeous new venue—an ‘All New Ingredient’—the 2016 Ottawa Wine and Food Festival outdid…

Review of “Macbeth” at The Gladstone Theatre 1

By Allyson Domanski  “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble!” Despite being over 400 years old, Shakespeare’s classic lines from Macbeth never fail to conjure up images of weird witches, wantonness and wickedness because the tale told around them is still so…