Your Quick Guide to the 2017 Ottawa Fringe Festival 4
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The 20th anniversary edition of the Ottawa Fringe Festival is underway and to help you navigate, here are some quick tips. With over fifty shows and 300 performances in 12 venues there’s a lot going on, and here are my Top 5 picks. Where is…

Top Five Picks: Ottawa Fringe 2017 #FRINGE20
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  The Ottawa Fringe Festival begins this week (June 8-18, 2017) and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. With over 300 performances and 50+ shows in 12 venues, the Ottawa Fringe has come a long way. With so much going on, here’s a quick pick of…

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Congratulations to all, performers, theatre goers, staff, and most of all, the volunteers, because without them the Fringe wouldn’t happen.   This year’s Ottawa Fringe set a few records, with nearly 5,000 in attendance over the opening weekend, the most sold-out shows ever, and June…

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  The Fringe festival closes today. Congratulations to all the volunteers, artists, and organizers for making it such a success! For those of you who still want to catch a show, it’s not too late. Along with the regularly scheduled shows, at 9:00 p.m.tonight there will be…

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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…

With “Roller Derby Saved My Soul,” Nancy Kenny puts a touching story on wheels in a racy exploration of “family, sisterhood, and finding your place.” Amy, the character at the heart of Kenny’s first one-woman show, is neither realistically tough like Princess Leia, nor supernaturally…

 The Ignite Talks feature people from our community – artists, educators, business people and regular, everyday people doing amazing things. The only rule is the format – talks are backed up with a slideshow presentation consisting of 20 slides, autoadvancing every 15 seconds, for a…

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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…

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Kelly’s Instant Mashed Potatoes Brings You The Initial Reaction. Geez, what a mouthful of a title! At this 1963 game show spoof, you can expect excellent writing from Ottawa’s own Ken Godmere, as well as hilarious, partially improvised performances from Jennifer Tackabury, Jessica Lafrance, Megan…