Theatre Review: Finishing the Suit at The Gladstone 1
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“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,…

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…

Algonquin takes on a dark Frankenstein
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Some people might think of the Frankenstein story as camp, based on old black-and-white movies or Mel Brooks’s parody film and musical. But a new production opening March 19 at Algonquin College’s student theatre is a darker and more insightful take on the classic story….

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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….

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It’s A Wonderful Life Radio Version runs: December 9-18th Ticket Info: 613.233.4523 (GLAD) Web: Email: Video courtesy: Kevin Burton

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The second “Radio Show” at The Gladstone opens December 9 for a 10-day run of a radio adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the iconic story of George Bailey. With an authentic vintage-radio feel and live sound effects, you’ll be tempted to close your eyes…

Comments Off on Fresh from the Montreal Fringe: Heart-Strings, The Sputniks, and The Duck Wife arrive at the Ottawa Fringe Festival

You know, it can be really hard to sit through an hours-long theatrical performance. Not everyone can brave through numbing lower extremities to pay complete attention to live stroytelling that you may or may not even be interested in, anyway. But see, the great thing…

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I’m pretty sure that the youngest production company in the Ottawa Fringe this year just stole my heart… All right, it was my funny bone, but to me, that’s the most prized piece of my anatomy! Matt Stewart and Peter Nielson were persuaded by their…