In this hilarious prequel to the Bible, God has a universe to create, and he is running late. If that weren’t bad enough, He has ADHD! Join the addled Creator in the Void and get a “miraculous” look at your Universe in the instant between “Let There Be…” and “Light.”
“A Comedic Hurricane!” -Washington DCMetroTheaterArts
“Quality Entertainment!” -Washington DC City Paper
Hannah Gibson-Fraser & Jodi Morden
“How did I get from 6 years old to here? It’s like living in a fishbowl, from the outside you can see things crystal clear. But from the inside, you rock slowly, unaware of the vortex sucking you down.” An intricate look at the lives of two women and their journey through love and tragedy. The choices they have made to get where they are today, and what their future holds.
Damien Bailey & Pamela Feghali
Wesley the Hobobobo talks gorillas, yetis, rat-tails, and rainbow popsicles, which are all interconnected to his missing tooth and his father’s macho principles. Will passing stranger, Maya, whose pressing concerns tick tock like her biological clock, have the time or desire to listen to Wesley’s fantastical stories? Will she even have a choice?
Tooth:Hurty tackles the fragility of boyhood, the insecurities of manhood, and the idealisation of fatherhood, all the while finding a place for the stifled female voice.
Directed by Capital Critics Circle Award winner Pamela Feghali
A BETTER PLAY THAN HAMLET is the keynote speech about Shakespeare’s play by a professor who, like the subject of his discourse, may or may not be going insane.
Written by LORNE ELLIOTT, performed by RICK COUSINS.
Lorne Elliott is unable to attend this year’s Ottawa Fringe in person, but has found a logical choice to play the part of a possibly insane professor–Rick Cousins, the fringiest member of the fringes of Ottawa’s fringe scene. “Typecasting,” says Rick. “You owe me one, buddy,” says Lorne. “Touché,” Rick replies, “Think anyone’ll notice the difference between a Canadian celebrity like you and a nobody like me?” “If they don’t, they’d have to be blind and deaf,” is Lorne’s all-too-honest answer. “So the secret is to keep the lights down low and hand out earplugs at the door…?” asks Rick. Lorne’s reply to THAT cannot be printed here.
Bert V. Royal
Poor CB. His best friend is a stoner; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. And his dog has died! But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
Set on a mystical island, ROUGH MAGIC is a play that follows the innocent beginnings and volatile consequences of a relationship between two unlikely beings: Ariel, an airy sprite; and Caliban, a ground-dwelling mortal. An intricate weaving of theatre, aerial work and music, the show confronts ideas of freedom and otherness through a story inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Playwright: Phillip Psutka
Director: Kevin Hammond*
Cast: Lindsay Bellaire, Phillip Psutka
Fight Director: Phillip Psutka
Aerial Choreography: Lindsay Bellaire
Stage Manager: Lisa Sciannella
Composer: Rachel C. Léger
Costume Designer: Lisa Magill
Lighting Designer: Lisa Sciannella
*Appears by permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. This production is engaged under a CAEA Festival Policy.
FROM THE CREATORS OF WEIRD
WINNER: Cutting-Edge Award (2016 Toronto Fringe Festival)
WINNER: Best of Fest Award (2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival)
Shortlisted for Critics’ Pick (2015 Capital Critics’ Circle)
★★★★★ “A play in a thousand and definitely not to be missed!” -Capital Critics’ Circle (Ottawa)
★★★★★ “Absolutely exquisite and mind blowing in its execution.” -My Entertainment World (Toronto)
NNNN “One of the most memorable shows at the Fest.” -NOW Magazine (Toronto)
Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre
A loving family of toys finally get a house of their own. But then they meet Marchpane, a nasty doll who always gets her own way. With live music, a gorgeous, detailed dollhouse, and a video camera that brings the audience in for close-ups. Tottie is a loving little wooden doll who lives with her family in a shoebox. The doll family are owned by two sisters, Emily and Charlotte, and are very happy, except for one thing: they long for a proper home. To their delight, their wish comes true when Emily and Charlotte fix up a Victorian dolls’ house – just for them. It’s perfect. But then a new arrival starts to wreak havoc in the dolls’ house. For Marchpane might be a wonderfully beautiful doll, but she is also terribly cruel. And she always gets her own way . . .
“But what it is about is loyalty, betrayal, courage, vanity and folly, within a story as beautifully and finely worked as the tiny tapestry chairs the dolls sit on in their lovely new house. Their happiness is shattered by the arrival of one of the house’s original residents. Unlike Tottie, however, she is a very grand doll, made of kid and china and clothed in lace.” “Marchpane is a heavy, sweet, sticky stuff like almond icing,” explains Tottie to Apple. “You very quickly have enough of it. It was a good name for her.”
Marchpane drives a wedge between Emily, who wants to turn the whole house over to Marchpane and make the other dolls her servants, and the younger Charlotte, who struggles to articulate her sense of injustice until the tragedy of Birdie’s death reveals the truth.
“So you see, it’s not about dolls at all – it’s as neat a portrait of humanity as you could ever wish.” -Lucy Mangan, The Guardian
From the book by Rumer Godden
Sofie Milito, Sadie Laflamme-Snow, Aurel Pressat & Franco Pang
Blissfully bold, painfully shy.
Three to Leave explores the depths and complexities of change and looking back at ourselves through three teenagers deciding to leave their homes. With a series of vignettes, Three to Leave looks at vulnerabilities ranging from the fears of being laid bare and the courage that is necessary to do it.
Far into the future, humanity is living underground. The Earth’s surface has been rendered uninhabitable due to a massive catastrophe. One man and one woman are placed in a holding cell to continue the human race. As they grow closer to one another and dangerous secrets are revealed, they struggle to hold onto their humanity as the last of their kind…
Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from a traffic light. Someone’s never felt like this before. In this fast moving kaleidoscope multiple characters try to make sense of what they know. (note this is a not a clown comedy as indicated previously but rather comedy drama)
From TWA, the company that brought you FUGEE – Capital Critics’ SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: Fringe 2016 – worth the trip upstairs!
TWA is a collaboration between Third Wall Theatre and 100 Watt Productions.