It’s July! Fringe is over, and all us theatre types are really, really tired now, so there’s not that much on the agenda for this month. All the more reason to see EVERYTHING, am I right??
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS at the Gladstone. Just one more week to catch some local lads tackling Mamet’s most celebrated bit of bad boy raunch on the stage. Until the 5th.
AS YOU LIKE IT at parks around Ottawa, from a Company of Fools. Torchlight Shakespeare continues in Ottawa from them what know it best, the Fools! From the 3rd to August 16th, check the Fools website for a show and park near you!
DRIVING MISS DAISY at the Ottawa Little Theatre. Some dignified summer fare to chill out with at the OLT, from the 8th to 26th.
WE GLOW at Tabaret Hall (Ottawa U Campus), from Theatre 4.669. Emily Pearlman and Brad Long reprise their award-winning 2013 Fringe play for two nights only, the 10th and 11th!
THE PLAYERS ADVICE TO SHAKESPEARE at the Avalon Studio, from New Theatre Ottawa. Brian Stewart’s terrific play returns for an all-new engagement before setting off to Edinburgh! Now featuring David Warburton in the starring role. From the 18th to 27th.
YOUNG FOREVER at Studio Leonard-Beaulne. A new youth dramedy about a New York group of friends who are rocked by a death in their tight-knit group. From the 12th to 18th.
THE BOOK OF MORMON at the NAC Southam Hall. Broadway musical, ala South Park. From the 15th to 27th.
THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS and THE GREAT DIVORCE at the Great Canadian Theatre Company Studio, from 9th Hour. Two plays in 9th Hour’s CS Lewis series are launching simultaneously (almost) in the GCTC studio, with alternating showdates during their runs from the 24th to August 9th. Check 9th Hours website to see which show plays when!
THE FINANCIER at Strathcona Park, from Odyssey Theatre. An original adaptation of Alain-René Lesage’s 18th century play Turcaret, featuring tax collectors, swindlers, and other shady characters who look lovely in masks. From the 24th to August 24th.
DIAL M FOR MOUNTIE at the Velvet Room, from Eddie May Mysteries. Every Saturday night, killer theatre with your food and drink!
And it’s summer so over Prescott way it’s time for the ST.LAWRENCE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, this year spotlighting THE TEMPEST (beginning on the 11th) and TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (beginning the 15th). Check the website for full schedule and details, shows run until August 16th!
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SI C’ETAIT A REFAIRE from Theatre de L’Ile. Dark comedy about the wacky world of plastic surgery! From the 9th through August 30th.
CRUSH IMPROV will be back on Monday the 7th for their monthly ‘BOUT TIME, this time featuring Fabio vs.the Alphabitches. Even better than it sounds!
GRIMPROV are at the Cock’n’Lion this Wednesday the 2nd for HALL OF JUSTICE, superhero improv done right with guest star Paul Piekoszewski. And look for them to return on the last Wednesday of the month as well.
THE EFT-UP COMEDY SHOW at the Cock’n’Lion, from Experimental Farm Theatre. Ottawa’s newest gang of improvisers hits the bar stage to make some merry, and it sounds like fun. July 9th at 8pm!
There’s one or two things I KNOW I’m missing, and I’ll try and track them down (or you could just let me know..) and update soon. in the meantime, get out and support the scene! Peace, love and soul,