Monthly Archives June 2010

by Alvina Ruprecht, CBC Radio June 21, 2010 SHADOWS Written and acted by Margo MacDonald, Shadows is a glimpse into the life of Eva Le Gallienne, famous British actress producer and director who made her professional life in United States. We see the important periods in her life in rapid flashbacks. Her work with her… Read More

2010 Twitter Play Contest

by Patrick Gauthier

June 20, 2010

The 2010 Twitter Play Contest has begun! Of course, you have to be on Twitter to participate (you are on Twitter, aren’t you?); and while you’re there why not follow us for up to the minute updates and news about the 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival. @ottawafringe Twitter followers also have the chance to win great… Read More

By Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen June 20, 2010 Shadows Queen Mab/Parry Riposte Productions Peter Pan, it seems, was a character 1930s New York actor Eva Le Gallienne loved playing. The actor’s hunger for a care-free life and her instinctive connection with a character who eschews the touch of anyone are among the many telling… Read More

by Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen June 19, 2010 Monologue about boring jobs, just boring Every Job I’ve Ever Had Barry Smith Imagine spending an hour with someone who’s held nothing but dead end jobs — dishwasher, data entry clerk, crayon maker — and who insists on describing each one. Then he pulls out old family… Read More

Interview: Six At Home

by Ottawa Fringe

June 20, 2010

by Andrew Alexander Emma Zabloski One only needs to spend a few moments in Laurier House to know it’s a special place; this is one of those old mansions of which you say, “they don’t make them like they used to.” The house was the residence of former Prime Ministers Wilfred Laurier and MacKenzie King,… Read More

An Odd Bunch of Characters

by Patrick Gauthier

June 19, 2010

by Tony Lafaro, Ottawa Citizen June 17, 2010 It’s Raining In Barcelona by Pau Miró (translated by Sharon G. Feldman). Rain, or at least the illusion of rain, does eventually fall near the end of this 60-minute drama set in the slums of Barcelona, but not before we learn about a prostitute who yearns for… Read More

Review: Dale Beaner and the Turtle Boy

by Patrick Gauthier

June 19, 2010

by Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen June 19, 2010 OTTAWA — If you’ve ever endured the inanity of sports announcers’ small talk, slaved in a pizza joint, fretted about your kid getting brain cancer from cellphones, or been either an unwilling teenage movie star or an 18-year-old with a turtle’s shell surgically implanted on your back,… Read More

The Tonite Show(s)

by Patrick Gauthier

June 19, 2010

Have you visited Ottawa Tonite? Besides being a great resource for live performance in Ottawa, they’ve been relentlessly covering the Fringe, sending reporters and cameras to rehearsals across town, capturing interviews and preview clips everywhere they go. You can find an archive of their Fringe stories on their site, or, since they are so good… Read More

Wiseman still stepping on toes

by Patrick Gauthier

June 18, 2010

By Patrick Langston , The Ottawa Citizen June 17, 2010 Actionable Grow or Die Music by Bob Wiseman Lawyers are not Bob Wiseman’s friends. His shrewd and often very funny show Actionable uses storytelling, music, PowerPoint presentations and Super 8 film to relate his run-ins with a litigious world since he left Blue Rodeo to… Read More