Theatre Review: Ordinary Days is better than ordinary 3

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 BURN, written and directed by John Muggleton 5
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Review by Stacey Diffin-Lafleur Photos by Maria Vartanova John Muggleton has a sly sense of humour and he shows it off to perfection in his latest work, BURN, which I attended in December at the Avalon Studio on Bank Street. I didn’t really know what to…

Review: Butcher (Great Canadian Theatre Company) EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 20
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Held over! 7 additional performances of this thrilling piece of theatre. Butcher has been held over at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), so you have one more week to catch this thrilling piece of theatre that begins with a mystery. The mystery is straightforward…

Woman-Oriented Theatre Company Offers Gender-Bending Hilarity 1
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Three Sisters Theatre Company opens Anton in Show Business on February 24 at The Gladstone, unilaterally proving that women can be funny too! Anton in Show Business, by Jane Martin, follows the escapades of a theatre company attempting to produce Anton Chekhov’s classic The Three…

Mouthpiece (Review: Undercurrents Festival) 1
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“…a pulsing, energetic and physical piece of theatre that is thoroughly absorbing and entertaining.”   Mouthpiece, at the Undercurrents Festival (Arts Court, Ottawa, February 10-20, 2016), offers up powerful performances dealing with life and death, all in the comfort zone of the bathtub. Casandra (Amy…

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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  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…

*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….