Theatre Marches on! See what I…oh, never mind. Let’s just get a jump on what’s happening in March, starting witht he fact that there’s only the first of the month left to catch ENRON at the NAC Studio, and more importantly (for me) the TROIS (THREE) mini-festival at Arts Court Studio, featuring GRIMprov in the gloriously goofy START START ENERGY OFFICERS, May Can Theatre‘s harrowing WHAT ABOUT HORSES?, and Dead Unicorn Ink‘s ensemble dramedy ACCEPTABLE APPEARANCE THEORY, co-featuring myself and the OTS Orphanage Players! Come on out, enjoy 3 beers for 10 bucks, and watch 3 cool shows!!
Oh, and some other stuff is happening too…
UNDERBELLY at the Gladstone Theatre, from Black Sheep/Stars and Hearts. An unmissable adventure into the mind of William Burroughs, courtesy of the amazing Jayson MacDonald! Until the 8th.
HALF LIFE at the Ottawa Little Theatre. A meditation on memory from the kids at LOT. Until the 8th.
JESUS EVEN LOVES A CRAZY HORNY FEMINIST at Arts Court. One woman fun from Jen Hayward, from the 3rd to 5th.
THE BALD SOPRANO at Academic Hall, from Unicorn Theatre. Martin Glassford helms this piece’o’Ionesco over at Ottawa U. From the 4th to 8th.
SPAMALOT at Centrepointe Theatre, from Orpheus Musical Society. Bring out your dead! From the 7th to 16th.
THE MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, from 9th Hour Theatre. Some Narnia for young audiences from the 9th Hour gang! From the 12th to 16th.
JERK IT – MAY CAN DOES MASTURBATION STORIES at Arts Court Library. Pretty much what the title says, folks…May Can Theatre gives us the dose of sleaze Ottawa needs. The 13th only!
MUCH ADO ABOUT FECKIN’ PIRATES at the Gladstone Theatre, from Parry Riposte Productions. Richard Gelinas and Margo Macdonald as clowning pirates, directed by AL Connors. Seriously, there’s no good reason to miss this, people. The 13th to 29th.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM at the Kailash Mital Theatre (Carleton U), from Sock’n’Buskin. A Shakespearean capper to the Sockies’ 70th season! From the 13th to 15th.
DANCING WITH RAGE at the GCTC. Real life canuck superheroine Mary Walsh brings the pain. From the 18th to April 6th.
BREAK BEFORE BEND at Centrepointe Theatre, from Edge Youth Productions. 18th to 19th, teen musical theatre at the ‘pointe.
FRANKENSTEIN at the Algonquin College Theatre. It’s alive…and it’s directed by Zach Counsil! 19th to 23rd.
THE DUMB WAITER at the Avalon Studio, from Third Wall Theatre. The 3rd Wall gang returns to the stage with some classic Pinter, in the intimate Avalon. From the 21st to 30th.
MURDER IN NOIRVILLE at the Ron Maslin Playhouse, from Kanata Theatre. Hardboiled fun out Kanata way, from the 25th to April 5th.
DRAMA AT INISH at the Ottawa Little Theatre, from Tara Players and OLT. Actors vs.Ireland! From the 25th to April 12th.
A LA RECHERCHE DE ESCARGOTS/SEARCHING FOR SNAILS at Arts Court, from the Ottawa Stilt Union. I don’t even WANT to know details about this bilingual show…the imagination of the Stilters is always worth the wait. From the 25th to 30th.
SEEDS at the NAC Theatre. More Canadian star power as Eric Peterson tackles Annabel Soutar’s tale of Man vs. Monsanto. 26th to 12th.
FAMILY IN A BOX at the Glebe Community Centre, from GNAG. Multigenerational drama from the Glebe’s very own theatre gang! From the 26th to 29th!
DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Carleton Tavern, from Chamber Theatre. You can’t keep a good salesman down! Chamber’s new take on the Loman family hits the tavern from the 26th to April 5th. And trust me, it’s gonna be worth the wait.
THE OTTAWA THEATRE CHALLENGE on March 27th, at the NAC 4th Stage. Combat, theatre style! So, expect some mimework.
CONFIDENCES TROP INTIMES at Theatre de L’Ile. Ends on the 1st…dernier chance!
UN at the NAC Studio. 5th to 8th.
A TOI POUR TOUJOURS TA MARIE-LOU at Theatre de L’Ile. Classic Michel Tremblay! Starts the 19th!
MARIUS ET FANNY at Salle Odyssee. the 21st and 22nd, part of Francofete!
LEO at Shenkman Studio, from Theatre la Catapulte and MIFO. The 21st and 22nd.
JEUX DE MASSACRE at Academic Hall, from Theate de la Licorne. Ottawa U’s awesome French contigent comes out to play, from the 25th to 29th.
I’m missing a couple things here and there and will update shortly…stay tuned, and as always, drop me a line, here, on Facebook, or Twitter, if I’ve missed anything (which I totally have). Peace, love and soul,
Kevin Reid, the Visitor (and Winston)
Not going to give you details re: SEARCHING FOR SNAILS but I saw it in workshop last year (two years ago?) and it was AMAZING!!! They’ve really outdone themselves, fantastic imagination and darling characters, a catchy song (IIRC) and just a great message. Loved it so much, I’ll be volunteering at FOH. Maybe I’ll see you there. 😉