Monthly Archives June 2009

The Women Come and Go…

by Ottawa Fringe

June 20, 2009

Take a deep breath. Kristina Watt and Mary Ellis team up to present snapshots of two dozen-plus women in excerpts from Shakespeare, Shaw, Brecht, Tennessee Williams and many, many more. Loosely grouped into themes like sex (Ellis’ deadpan enactment of Barbara Seaman’s The Liberated Orgasm is a hoot), marriage (Watt nicely captures Nora’s leave-taking, from… Read More

Heebs and Dweebs

by Ottawa Fringe

June 20, 2009

To feel like an outsider is nothing remarkable — we’re all misfits in our own ways. What is remarkable is how effortlessly Amy Salloway turns an apparent lifetime of outsiderdom into an hour of very funny, occasionally poignant storytelling/performance that’s at once about her and about all of us. Heebs and Dweebs bounces from grade… Read More

Blogging about Fringe: June 19, 2009

by Patrick Gauthier

June 19, 2009

Fringe may have only just begun, but artists and audiences are already blogging about us.  Here’s a round-up of what’s been said over the last few days on local blogs. The Wellington Oracle has an interview with Sterling Lynch about Satanic Panic (or The Death of Al Pacino), a list of 10 Must See Shows,… Read More

VIDEO BLOG: Day 1, Heebs & Dweebs.

by Patrick Gauthier

June 19, 2009

Ottawa Fringe Festival Community Manager Patrick Gauthier in the lobby of Venue #3 – Studio Leonard Beaulne before the first performance of the 2009 Ottawa Fringe Festival – Amy Salloway’s Heebs & Dweebs.

No countries for old men by Tina Hassannia

by Ottawa Fringe

June 19, 2009

¡Mi Casa! invites you to experience local theatre with international influences It was quite the disappointment to hear about the on-hiatus status of Theatrophy, the company behind Moribund, one of the most impressive original theatre productions of 2008. There’s good news for fans of European physical theatre, though: Theatrophy member Nick Di Gaetano will be… Read More

Grandpa Sol and Grandma Rosie by Tina Hassannia

by Ottawa Fringe

June 19, 2009

More than just puppets wearing dentures There is simply no creative way to introduce Grandpa Sol and Grandma Rosie without making gross generalizations about puppets and old people, is there? Let’s do this as quickly and painlessly as possible, then: Grandpa Sol is about a nurse (played by Australian comedienne Lana Schwarcz) and her experiences… Read More

Meet the no-brows by Dave Jaffer

by Ottawa Fringe

June 19, 2009

Montreal company Uncalled For bring birthdays for all at Ottawa Fringe Discussing Uncalled For’s newest bit of scripted sketch-comedy, Today Is All Your Birthdays, is complicated, necessitating sub-discussions of space, time, space travel, time travel, relativity, morality, natural selection and the very nature of existence itself. Having that discussion with the four members of the… Read More

by Jessica Ruano / Ottawa / Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Sporks, handcuffs, dynamite, a cross bow, and a light-up crystal wand — the perfect ingredients for a kinky evening at home, or perhaps for a wild and hilarious show at the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Running from Jun 18-28, this year’s Fringe — a festival that… Read More

The Women Come and Go Directed by James Richardson Featuring: Mary Ellis and Kristina Watt A 100 Watt Production Venue: Arts Court Theatre The Fringe is taking a professional turn for the best, judging by the opening night performances. The 100 Watt Production Company is a newcomer to the Ottawa scene It had its launch… Read More

40 Seconds to Fringe

by Ottawa Fringe

June 18, 2009

The Oracle has been eagerly poring over the Ottawa Fringe Festival program and it didn’t take us long to find names and faces familiar to west side theatre-goers. Actors and directors from Hintonburg-staged productions are to be found throughout the festival’s ten-day schedule, and we’re doing our best to corner as many of them as… Read More