Lungs

Duncan Macmillan

In today’s climate, is having a child a right or a privilege? An intimate and searing glimpse into how quickly life can happen. From the producers that brought you Perfect Pie, Rideshares and Rope Swings and The Shape of a Girl we present the Ottawa premiere of Lungs, written by multi award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan.

MAL

Rachelle Elie

There is a lot of MAL in the world right now but Susan is here to save the day! She will cleanse your soul, give you a spiritual enema, and teach you the secret to LOVE. Her lover “Toothless JOE” is scheduled to make an appearance. She was hoping he would have a job by now but it looks like the magic man only has tricks for you Ottawa! The creator of S#!t I’m In Love With You Again & JOE: The Perfect Man brings you a brand new comedy about the good the bad and the ugly .

“Elie is a charming performer, with a veteran’s stage presence.” – Broadway Baby

“the love child of Carol Burnett and Lenny Bruce.” – Show Score

“…Brilliant performer full of character and charm..” – Three Weeks

“Elie is especially skilled at setting you up with a warm smile and an “awwww”-inducing story only to yank the carpet from under you.” – The Ottawa Citizen

“Rachelle Elie is the consummate performer.” – Capital Critics Circle

“Rachelle Elie has incredible energy..” – On Stage,Ottawa

“…Elie brings buckets of cheeky playfulness and a mischievous twinkle in her eye.” – Three Weeks

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert

Melanie Gall

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: Two French musical icons. They sang songs of romance and heartbreak, and lived lives of drama and passion. This ‘impossible’ concert, featuring internationally-acclaimed singer Melanie Gall, relives their legendary lives and music. 2016, 2017 sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe!

“A beautifully rendered and loving homage, ****” – CBC, ***** – Winnipeg Free Press.

Rachel and Zoe: Uncorked and Uncensored

Hannah GIbson-Fraser and Jodi Morden

Rachel and Zoe, sit down with a bottle of wine to face the reality of Rachel’s pending nuptials.  Reflecting on awkward sexual encounters, failed relationships, painful mistakes, and the “occasional” drunken night in search for a “soul mate”.  Is it really the American dream Rachel is looking for? Or the continued support of Zoe, while she makes the biggest decision of her life.

Re:Construct

Even Gilchrist

Struggling to craft his magnum opus, an artist pieces together fragments of his past. He debates with another side of himself about which parts of his life should be used as inspiration and which should be hidden from the rest of the world.

Which aspects of ourselves do we put on display for people to understand who we truly are? How do we craft the image of ourselves to be its most beautiful?

An exploration of a transgender experience, Re:Construct confronts the process of creating an image unique to the self only to satisfy the expectations of others.

Red Bastard: Lie With Me

lawrence eric davis

YOU ARE A LIAR!!

But do you lie about love?

Award winning trickster, Red Bastard, stimulates your moral highs and lows as he asks each audience:

WHAT ARE THE RULES OF LOVE?

A hilarious ★★★★★ explosion of fun for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.

You’ll never look at your fellow audience members the same after this hilariously fun 5-star affair that exposes how we love and why. Former Cirque du Soleil Clowns Eric Davis and Aitor Basauri have created a mind-warping show for singles, couples and anyone who’s dared to adore.

★★★★★ -Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Just go… Hilarious and beautifully written… a tantalizing experience as funny as it is unforgiving. There really is nothing quite like it.”

★★★★★ -The Adelaidian
“An unquestionable must see! Hysterically funny… thought provoking… unforgettable performance.”

★★★★★ -Broadway Baby
Perfectly crafted… a show about lies, love and the lies we tell about love… A bacchanal buffet of frank admissions and delicious guilt.

★★★★★ -Get The Chance
“Hilarious, shocking and fantastic! You cannot help but laugh. Precise and perfect.”

★★★★★ -GLAM ADELAIDE
“Graceful, funny and confronting… Red Bastard raptures the audience.”

The show to see… Never to be forgotten… Utterly spellbinding, even tender. A full standing ovation from the deliriously happy packed room.
-The Scotsman

Go! Eric Davis is a Master. Hilariously shocking… deliciously rude… Makes us question our moral reasoning- admitting secrets and debating (as he) drags us willingly into his world.
– Across The Arts

Right Now Tonight – CANCELLED

Chloe Barker, Nader Kaddour and Theo Clement

ALL PERFORMANCES OF THIS SHOW HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

 

Brash, campy, crass and scrappy. Right Now Tonight is Ottawa’s own and only late night talk show featuring the best and weirdest Canada’s capital has to offer. Hosts Chloe Barker and Nader Kaddour dazzle with their slapstick shenanigans while a cast of scoundrel puppets rounds out this rag-tag ensemble. Right Now Tonight: help make our moms proud. Featuring new guests and performances each night.

Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land

Josh Languedoc

Meet Nakota. A young boy who is trying to write the greatest story ever. One day, his grandfather, 103-year-old Rocko, comes over for a visit. Next thing Nakota knows, he is whisked away into a world of stories that are right below his feet. Within the land. This show explores the interplay between stories of the present against the long forgotten stories of the past.

Start Swimming

James Fritz

“What you doing?…Standing on the grass…What does the sign say?…Keep off the grass…” and so START SWIMMING begins. In a room: 11 people with nothing to go on other than the urges they feel and the need to fight to move ahead, to survive. Is it worth taking risks when a misstep can destroy all they’ve worked for? How do they fight unseen powers attempting to control…and when the rules keep changing? With Pavlovian consequences and Orwellian overtones, this play continues TWA’s tradition of presenting hard-hitting contemporary theatre by young artists. From the makers of FUGEE. WARNING: mature language.