Theatre Review: If only every Blind Date could end this well! 13

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…

Ken Godmere [Ken is an Ottawa-based freelance actor/director with 35 years experience and offers his theatre reviews as an unbiased professional appraisal. www.kengodmere.com] * Opening Night, Thursday May 26, 2011 * In 2007, Daniel MacIvor, actor and playwright (The Soldier Dreams, Cul-de-Sac, House, and Monster)…

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Prolific Canadian performers Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks have returned to the Canadian theatre scene with their first co-creation in five years, This Is What Happens Next. This solo performance piece — written and performed by MacIvor, directed and dramaturged by Brooks, and a production…

The undercurrents festival is now well underway at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. When I spoke with Pat Gauthier a couple of weeks ago, he shared some insight into the decision process behind the lineup, and the spectrum of artistic creation that is represented across…

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…

The List is a product of our time; a remarkably accessible poetic monologue that yet is specific to a social class and set of circumstances peculiar to modern Canadian society. Starting with the unorthodox way in which the audience is let into the theatre, every…

About last night: Les Prix Rideau Awards - Featuring the Awards Ceremony!
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As my partner Jes and I crossed the boulevard outside l’École secondaire De La Salle, a number of figures came into view, standing outside the entrance of the school in full evening dress. A sensation washed over me. It feels like I’m crashing someone else’s…