A day late with this post, but still time to see lotsa stuff! But now you might have to hurry, so read fast, okay?? Let’s do this!!
MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE at the Gladstone Theatre, from Seven Thirty. Divorce, comedy style! Until the 17th.
CORPUS at Arts Court Theatre, from Counterpoint Players. Counterpoint brings the premiere of this hugely anticipated drama from Darrah Teitel, and director Bronwyn Steinberg. The 1st to 10th.
HUFF at the NAC Studio. Cliff Cardinal’s justly celebrated one-manner about life on the Rez, until the 10th.
MAURITIUS at the Ottawa Little Theatre. Thrills, chills and postage in a strong showing from OLT. Until the 17th.
YOUNG LADY IN WHITE (a reading) at Arts Court Studio, from Evolution Theatre. The Evolution gang hosts a free reading of their next production by Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf and translated by Maureen Labonté. See what they’ve got in store! 5 pm on the 3rd.
THE WEDDING POOL at the Avalon Studio, from Boxed Wine Theatre. Marital hijinks from some new kids on the block! Plays the 2nd through 4th.
NUNSENSE A-MEN at Academic Hall, from TotoToo. A restrained and sober look at sisterly life, I’m sure, from the 7th to 10th.
THE FULL MONTY at the Russell High School, from RAPA. Okay, further out than my usual purview, but my man Alex is in this musical adaptation of the sleeper hit movie, so ROAD TRIP! From the 7th to 10th.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE at the NAC 4th Stage. Sendak’s beastly classic, up close and personal. Roar! The 9th and 10th only.
INHERIT THE WIND at the Ron Maslin Playhouse, from Kanata Theatre. Evolution vs Creationism, round 1! From the 13th to 24th.
OIL AND WATER at the NAC Theatre, from Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Boss Jillain Keiley directs this true Newfie tale, closing out the 2014 mainstage season! The 14th to 31st.
THE ARRANGEMENT, THE MARRIAGE AND ME at the NAC 4th Stage, from Ottawa Storytellers. Sexuality and culture clash in a one-woman show from Kalyani Pandya…the 15th only.
EMPTY SPACE SERIES: CLASSIC OTTAWA II at St. James Church – 650 Lyon Street South, from Third Wall Theatre. Readings of works from local writers…why the Hell not? Only on the 14th.
‘ART’ at the Gladstone Theatre, from Same Day. Fresh off a smashing win at the Rideaus, Same Day returns with Yasmina Reza’s hit to entertain y’all. From the 23rd to June 8th!
9 TO 5 at Centrepointe Theatre, from Orpheus Musical Society. Musical theatre, Dolly-style, from May 30th to June 8th.
ROLLER DERBY SAVED MY SOUL at Arts Court Theatre, from Broken Turtle Productions. A one-night only fundraiser performance of Nancy Kenny’s hit one woman show, before embarking on a major cross Canada tour (during which she’ll be filming a full-length documentary about life on the Fringe circuit that you can contribute to HERE!). Come out and show your derby pride! On the 30th.
LIFE IN THE WAR YEARS at Billings Estate, from Ottawa Storytellers. A travelling tent show with stories and music about the soldier’s life and more…only on the 30th!
ROALD DAHL’S LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD at NAC Southam Hall. May 31st only for two performances, an orchestral journey for the family.
WOLVES>BOYS at MacDonald Gardens Park, from May Can Theatre. Around 745 on the 31st, or whenever it gets dark-ish, a one night only site-specific performance of Cory and Tony’s Fringe hit before they go on summer tour! Head on over to their hose for a farewell party afterwards! Good enough for me.
DIAL M FOR MOUNTIE at the Velvet Room, from Eddie May Mysteries. Every Saturday, Scarlett’s dinner theatre brings you some fun murder mystery theatre, plus food. This one directed by the man Andy Massingham himself!
The YOUTH INFRINGEMENT FESTIVAL at Arts Court Theatre. A week of shows written, directed by and starring the most perilously awesome kids of Ottawa Theatre! Featuring CLASSIC HORROR MOVIE MISTAKES, THE EVER-PRESENT WITNESS, THE ANOMALY, LOVE AND WAR, LUCY, and BLAZER. Always fun, always fresh, and thiss year featuring a curated art presentation to boot! Everything runs from the 13th to 17th!
The OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL featuring shows like FROGZ, THE CITY AND IRIS, UNDER THE STARS, PINOCCHIO IN MY SUITCASE, KAPUT, I ON THE SKY, DINOSAUR ZOO and much more, from all over the world (plus local faves like 100 WATT will be around)! Everything unfolds at Lebreton Flats from the 9th through 14th. Definitely bring the kids.
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ALBERTINE EN CINQ TEMPS at the NAC Theatre. Classic Michel Tremblay, until the 3rd.
LE PROJET TURANDOT at Studio Leonard-Beaulne, from le Theatre Tremplin. A superfun retelling of the Turandot legend, until the 10th.
FAUSSES RUMEURS at Theatre de L’Ile. Neil Simon, translated for Franco-fun! The 14th through June 21st.
LE PROMENOIR . Starting at the NAC studio, this walking tour show will take you all over, with stories and song along the way! From the 14th to 17th.
GRETEL ET HANSEL at NAC Studio. A retelling of the classic fairy tale, from the 24th to 25th.
CRUSH IMPROV has a busy month planned, starting with their regular ‘BOUT TIME show on the 5th at the Heart and Crown in the market (Mother McGintey’s stage). Then there’s a workshop with focus on long form work on the 23rd at Arts Court, to be immediately followed by the first ever CRUSH IMPROV SHOW, which should be as awesome as it sounds.
GRIMPROV as always will be performing at the Cock and Lion the first and last Wednesday of every month, so check out THAT good stuff for sure.
CRYSTAL BASEMENT performs at the Atomic Rooster…what is it, the last Tuesday of every month? I’ll refresh my memory on that one, but I’m pretty sure. I’m so professional.
More updates to come!! In the meantime, get on out and see all the stuff, okay? Okay. Peace, love and soul,
Kevin Reid, the Visitor (and Winston)