Monthly Archives June 2012

Tweet a Review, Win a Pizza!

by Patrick Gauthier

June 13, 2012

It’s back! Thanks to the lovely folks at ZaZaZa Pizza (now with locations in New Edinburgh and the Glebe!) and CBC Radio One, we’re once again holding our Tweet a Review, Win a Pizza contest. ZaZaZa now has two locations (New Edinburgh and the Glebe – and for the record, their pizza is delicious), and… Read More

Countdown to Fringe: 1 Day

by Patrick Gauthier

June 13, 2012

Only one more day until the 2012 Ottawa Fringe Festival begins. But while the Fringe starts tomorrow, the kickoff party is tonight! Please join us at the Fringe Courtyard (located on the corner of Waller and Daly; in what for 50 weeks a year is just a boring old field) at 7:00 pm to officially… Read More

LITTLE ORANGE MAN SNAFU Dance Theatre Victoria, Canada by Kathleen Greenfield, Ingrid Hansen 75 mins | Fun | General $10 Prepare yourself for Kitt, a high-octane Danish girl, as she fires up homemade technology to extract and reenact the audience’s dreams. “Haunting and hilarious.” CultureVulture. “The kind of inventive, heartfelt and unique storytelling you normally… Read More

16 Second Fringe Pitches

by Patrick Gauthier

June 12, 2012

In celebration of the Fringe’s (sweet) 16th anniversary in 2012, I invited Fringe artists at our Festival Launch to pitch their shows in 16 seconds. Here’s a small sample of what’s in store at Fringe over the next two weeks! (apologies for the bad lighting and focus – it was dark in there! – and… Read More

Countdown to Fringe: 2 Days

by Patrick Gauthier

June 12, 2012

Only two days to Fringe! If you pop by Arts Court today (in the rain – hopefully the last rain until June 25…) you’ll see Fringe staff and volunteers setting up the Fringe Courtyard. Frequent Fringers are very familiar with the Courtyard (maybe a bit too familiar), but first-timers may not know that the Courtyard… Read More

‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE Bear & Co. Ottawa, Canada by John Ford 110 mins | Black Comedy | Mature $10 Lust. Vengeance. Incest. Greed. Massacre. – Ford’s Jacobean bloodbath, tells a tale of unbridled sibling passion, ending in disaster and death. Dramatic, dynamic and darkly comic, join us under the stars to witness this… Read More

Countdown to Fringe: 3 Days

by Patrick Gauthier

June 11, 2012

Three days to Fringe! The festival office, usually an oasis from the chaos of Arts Court, is buzzing with artists, staff, media, and patrons as we are only 72 hours away from Fringe! We’re ready, but are you? Do you have your program? (if not, head to any Bridgehead, Public Library, or Arts Court. OR,… Read More

10 Days of Fringe Previews – Day 8: What Happens Now

by Patrick Gauthier

June 11, 2012

WHAT HAPPENS NOW? 1.21 Productions Toronto, Canada by Andrew Chapman 60 mins | Comedy | PG $10 Travel, Planes, Cabs, Relationships, Dating, Social Networks, Work, Moms, Pets, Fashion and Trivial and Meaningless things is what Andrew Chapman tries to understand. “Chapman Does It Surprisingly Well.” Zachary Houle, Ottawa Life Magazine. Venue 2 – Arts Court… Read More

Haven’t heard of Ottawa Theatre School? If not, you will soon, especially if you’ll be around the Fringe. The school, along with it’s grads and recent grads, have three shows in 2012 festival. Here’s a sneak peek at all three of them. THE SUICIDE Ottawa Theatre School Ottawa, Canada by Nikolai Erdman 90 mins |… Read More

Happy Saturday! We have so many Fringe previews this year, they won’t all fit into 10 days. So today and tomorrow, watch for bonus previews in this space. Sketch comedy is always popular at Fringe time, and 2012 is no exception. Here are previews of two of them… I’M NOT CRYING IN THE BATHROOM: I’M… Read More