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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…

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“Do people that commit such horrific acts have any chance of redemption, either in their own eyes, in the eyes of society, or if you believe, in the eyes of God?” That’s the central question of Little Martyrs, according to Margo MacDonald, who plays Blanche…

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…

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Twenty artists. Ten performers. Six original Canadian works. Two weeks. One boundary-pushing indie theatre festival. A new initiative presented by the Great Canadian Theatre Company and hitting their Studio Stage in January 2011, Undercurrents is a two-week-long festival that will feature original works by six…