The producers of this show have changed it to Don’t Go Down to the River: A Cautionary Tale. Apologies for any inconvenience.
With the media painting clowns as menaces to society, many are arrested/forced to change occupations. One has gone “Incognito” and stumbles upon something Magical. Just like all shortcuts he should have been careful what he wished for. (Spooky/silly subplot!)
By local entertainer Mike Kosowan, Jesus Christ Private Investigator – GRIMprov (2016) & Celebrity Exception – Black Sheep Theatre (2015).
Lauren Cauchy, Amanda Logan & Allison Harris
Afternoon delight, hanky panky, souring the kraut.
Join Lauren, Amanda and musical guest Alli in a late night (or mid-day) talk show all about sex positivity. Think The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, but with one hot lesbian as The Roots, and two rad babes as Jimmy.
Every show will feature another artist in the city who will come on to chat, play games and give advice on your sex questions. This is your warning: audience participation may be involved – wanna Do It with us? Let’s talk about sex, baby.
“Cauchy and Logan play off each other really nicely…cool as cucumbers…” – New Ottawa Critics
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.
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.
Monica Ogden & Tony Adams
LUB DUB seeks to create honest and genuine moments through improvisation & collaboration. Imagine one moment slow dancing to The Drifters, the next you’re creating a piece of art with found objects. Like a sketch show meets performance art meets an ask-me-anything, the result is performance that is vulnerable, prone to surprises and a unique & malleable experience for audiences to be a part of.
Following the mysterious loss of her sister, Luna journeys through a strange and shadowy world to try and make sense of what remains. An otherworldly trip of darkness and delight from the co-creator of the critically acclaimed hit Moonlight After Midnight.
“Quesnelle’s strengths and subtleties are absolutely captivating.” -CBC
“Quesnelle is spellbinding.” -Pioneer Press, Minneapolis
Let Movin’ Melvin Brown take you on a Musical journey (50’s-90’s) through his incredible life. Best described as ‘The last of the great Song & Dance Men’, his award-winning entertainment career spans 5 decades of singing, tap-dancing, storytelling & laughing with the best.
“Exceptional, sheer brilliance.” -Scotsman
★★★★★ “It’s a rare treat.” -The Age
“Brown was born to perform.” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby
He was a feature artist at Oprah Winfrey’s birthday party for Maya Angelou, he opened for Harry Connick Jr on his Australian tour, he’s appeared with legends such as Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and James Brown – and now he’s coming to Ottawa!
A Man, A Magic, A Music has received five star reviews and sold out performances in main Arts Festivals around the world from Edinburgh to Adelaide, Avignon, Brighton, Hong Kong, Macau, Seattle, Edmonton… it’s a rare treat not to be missed!
Winner ‘People’s choice’ award in Vancouver.
“I urge you to go see this show.” -Annie Leo, Rip It Up Magazine
“This guy is beautiful. One of the best nights out possible.” -Steve Jones, dB magazine
Quest Friends Forever
Join us for an amazing adventure, the like of which will never be seen again! Literally. Quest Friends Forever is a completely improvised Fantasy Adventure based on the classic Role Playing Game: Dungeons & Dragons! The audience will control the story by rolling dice to aid (or hinder) the heroes. Will good prevail or will evil reign? It’ll be funny, it’ll be heartfelt and it. Will. Be. EPIC.
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)