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…

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….

Review of GCTC’s Les Passants 5
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Un peu d’histoire s’est produit à Ottawa récemment. It’s not every day that the usually staid capital launches a World Premiere, no less. Ce n’est pas tout, il y en a d’autre à dire. When GCTC in conjunction with Théâtre la Cutapulte launched Les Passants…

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Thursday, May 24, was the opening night for the GCTC’s production of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation at the Irving Greenberg Theatre. Baker’s script has received high praise from critics and won an OBIE award for best new American play in 2010. I was curious to…

Comments Off on The Two shows I’m Most Looking Forward to At Undercurrents

Article by Wayne Current Last year, the Undercurrents festival launched at the GCTC and was one of the theatrical highlights of the year. The festival’s aim is to promote independent boundary pushing theatre or “theatre below the main stream.” Last year’s line up was terrific and I…

Comments Off on "Blood on the Moon" retells the story of James Patrick Whelan's trial with skill

Review by Wayne Current Last Thursday, I set off to see Sleeping Dog Theatre’s (in association with the National Arts Centre English Theatre) Blood on the Moon  at the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC).  Written by Pierre Brault, this show was selected as a last-minute replacement…

*AL and HM are married, and as such are completely incapable of having a serious conversation HM: AL Connors. First of all, I would like to thank you for joining me in the house that we both live in. AL: It is a pleasure to…

Comments Off on Constructing Reality at the Whispering Pines: A Review

A Review by Heather Marie Connors On the surface, not much happens in “Whispering Pines”. The first act shows us the past: a couple, Bruno (played by Paul Rainville) and Renate (Tracey Ferencz) meet Thomas (Kris Joseph) a Canadian scholar doing research in East Germany….