Monthly Archives June 2009

VIDEO BLOG: Day 6, Why do you Volunteer?

by Patrick Gauthier

June 24, 2009

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Ottawa Fringe.  We could not run the festival without them.  And while we think there are plenty of great reasons to volunteer,we asked some volunteers what their reasons are.

ENTER, SCREAMING

by Ottawa Fringe

June 24, 2009

There are gems at this year’s Ottawa Fringe Festival and surely Enter, Screaming is one of them. Fastpaced, funny and cleverly written, this amusing take on “magic, mischief and munitions” has a delightful cast of six that performs with gusto and flare. A stuttering man takes a love potion and then turns his romantic attention… Read More

This is A Recording

by Ottawa Fringe

June 24, 2009

Ottawa performers Kelly Rigole and Simon Bradshaw lend their considerable acting chops to the words of other, real-life people in this show, which almost immediately became one of the most-buzzedabout events of this year’s fringe. Using verbatim theatre techniques, the duo recorded anonymous people talking unguardedly about subjects important to them — why one would… Read More

THE ACCIDENT

by Ottawa Fringe

June 24, 2009

Possessor of one of the liveliest minds, not to mention highest energy levels, on the fringe circuit, Australia’s one-man wonder Jonno Katz is back in Ottawa for a second year. This time, Katz brings us the excellent adventures of brothers Roy and Sebastian. The latter is a conceptual artist with an advanced case of cluelessness;… Read More

Fringe off to a solid start

by Ottawa Fringe

June 22, 2009

TRACEY TONG METRO OTTAWA June 22, 2009 5:40 a.m. It’s got another full week of theatre fun to go — but already, the 13th annual Ottawa Fringe Festival — which kicked off over the weekend — is shaping up to be the most successful yet, the festival’s general manager said yesterday. “It’s looking like a… Read More

Spiral Dive: Episode One

by Ottawa Fringe

June 22, 2009

When you consider the millions spent to make a war film, the achievement of THEATrePUBLIC is all the more astounding. With just three actors and a handful of props, the company has crafted a play about a Second World War pilot that is epic in scope and as intimate as your own breath. The show,… Read More

Grandpa Sol and Lily’s Grandma Rosie

by Ottawa Fringe

June 22, 2009

In this fine and gentle one-woman comedy by Australia’s Lana Schwarcz, a young nurse named Jackie lands a job at an old age home. Problem is, she fears old age and its inevitable conclusion. The play tracks the foot-in-mouth but generous-hearted Jackie as she learns to see beyond the aging skin of the residents, played… Read More

The Secret Love Life of Ophelia

by Ottawa Fringe

June 22, 2009

Who would have known that Ophelia was such a lusty gal? For better or worse, playwright Steven Berkoff and Vancouver’s Theatre ABC turn the spotlight full on the lady’s healthy libido, along with political intrigue and other matters, in this multi-textured exploration of Ophelia’s relationship with Hamlet. Alicia Novak and Darren Boquist play the two… Read More