Okay, I may have had my head up My Summer Crush for the last few weeks, but theatre marches on! And even if I’m gonna start going a bit AWOL on this blog as a result of HOLY SHIT I’M GOING TO THEATRE SCHOOL IN A WEEK, but there’s still plenty for you all to see out there (and of course, I’ll still try and catch as much as I can). Here’s the lowdown:
HAL AND FALSTAFF at the Gladstone Theatre, Centrepointe Studio and Shenkman Centre Theatre, from A Company of Fools. The fools kick off their Torchlight Too series with Margo MacDonald’s adaptation of all the henry and Falstaff-y bits from Shakespeare, lovingly crammed into a punk-rock aesthetic, because Margo is freaking awesome. 3rd to the 8th at the Gladstone, 10th to the 15th at Centrepointe Studio, and 17th to 22nd at Shenkman Studio. All shows pay what you can (suggested donation – $15)!
CARMEN at the NAC Southam Hall, from Opera Lyra. Opera is back and bustin’ out at the NAC, and this time they’re going Gypsy. Plays the 7th, 9th, 11th and 14th.
PROUD at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The era of Eric Coates begins at the GCTC with this political satire by Michael Heatley! From the 10th to the 29th.
SKIN FLICK at the Ottawa Little Theatre. 101st season, anyone? Kicking off with some saucy Norm Foster goodness. The 10th to the 28th.
PRIVATE LIVES at the Gladstone Theatre, from Plosive Productions. A funny show, so they say, from the man himself Noel Coward. From the 20th thru to October 12th.
THE 39 STEPS at the Ron Maslin Playhouse, from Kanata Theatre. Hitchcock goes Kanata! From the 17th to 28th.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER at Studio Leonard-Beaulne, from Red.Collective. A return tot he hard-hitting verbatim hit, from the Reddies. 26th and 27th.
DIE ZOMBIE DIE and CHESTERFIELD at Arts Court Theatre, from Punchbag Playhouse and Dead unicorn Ink. Horror/comedy double-bill straight from this year’s Ottawa Fringe, that you dare not miss out on. From the 26th to 28th.
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QUAND LA MER… Nac Studio the 9th and 10th. Part of the 2013 Zones Théâtrales Biennial.
L’HONETTE HOMME – UN ONE WOMAN SHOW at Academic Hall, from Poesie Electrique, Theate la Catapulte, and Centre Culturel Frontenac. The 9th and 10th.
A TU ET A MOI at Studio Leonard Beulne, from Compagnie L’Atelier. From the 12th to 13th, then the 18th to 21st.
JE N’Y SUIS PLUS at Salle Jean-Desprez, by Theatre Francais CNA and Zone Theatrales. From the 11th to 14th.
II (Deux) at Arts Court, the from Theatre de la Vielle 17 and Theatre de Nouvel-Ontario. The 10th and 11th.
LE iSHOW at the NAC Studio, the 13th and 14th. Part of the 2013 Zones Théâtrales Biennial
LE CHATTE ET LE HIBOU at Theatre de L’Ile. From the 11th to October 12th.
MOI, DANS LES RUINES ROUGES DU SIECLE from Theatre Francais CNA, in the NAC Theatre. From the 25th to 28th.
Crush Improv is back with their regularly scheduled ‘BOUT TIME at the Heart and Crown (Mother McGintey’s, to be precise) in the market on the 9th. And GRIMProv will be playing at the Cock and Lion with their BEST OF BOTH WORLDS show this Wednesday the 4th! More info on other shows as it comes in!
That’s it for now…I’m off for dinner and a show, and you should be too. Peace, love and soul,
Kevin Reid, the Visitor (and Winston)