Space Jameration: A Stand-up Special! Produced by Slippery Slope Productions.
Some people found movements; Greg Houston founded a generation. Somewhere between Gen X and the Millennials (and not the Pepsi Generation) is a silly, quirky group, known as the Space Jameration.
“Houston is definitely funny – great laughs.” -New Ottawa Critics
“Houston earns many laughs with his self-deprecating sense of humour.” -On Stage
Every show Houston will be joined by a special guest: Deborah Ring, Lauren and Amanda Do It, Crush Improv, Tavis Maplesden, Laura McLean, and more!
From the producers of Gatineau River Reel and A Fiddlers’ History of Canada! History comes alive when Thomas D’Arcy McGee moves into Mrs. Trotter’s boarding house on Sparks Street. There to help forge a vision of Confederation, McGee is horrified to learn that his new lodgings are home to a boisterous group of young fiddlers who meet for their weekly practices. As he learns to appreciate their music and energy, the children offer McGee an important lesson about the real meaning of community. Blending history and fiction, music and drama, this play will have your toes tapping and heart singing.
The Grand Salto Theatre
Based on a true story. Romance blossoms in post WW2 Hungary when a school teacher from the city meets the village intellectual. An impractical hat. A knife fight. A missing bird. The Grand Salto Theatre brings to life this unique courtship with mask, movement and song.
Praise for The Grand Salto Theatre: 4 stars / Critics pick -Saskatoon StarPhoenix
“Stroke of genius, Spur of the moment glee.” -Hoopla
Teaching Hamlet is a two-actor comedy about William Shakespeare and his greatest play.
“FIVE STARS! It’s just great, full of big laughs!” -CBC Manitoba
“Intelligent, hilarious!” Montreal Gazette. “Heartwarming!” -NOW, Toronto
“Sharp and witty!” -CJAD
“Brett Watson in a stunning tour de force!” -Charlebois Post
From the award-winning author/performer of Teaching Shakespeare. Ottawa premiere.
Everyone has secrets, some are just dirtier than others. Inspired by Agatha Christie, ten strangers are lured to the middle of the Nevada desert to shoot a porno film with the promise of a huge payload. Little do they know they’ve been marked, not for their taste in entertainment, but for their taste for murder. Trapped by an erotic artist with a lust for blood, will any of them come out alive?
Award winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “special” and embracing what makes us different!
“Awkward”, “self-deprecating” but very “charming” Carlyn invites you into her world of chaos, creativity and combat with her mind.
“Rhamey’s energy output… could supply Arts Court with power for a week…a fantastic physical performer.” -Apt613
A chronically-single guy takes a trip around the world hoping to change his luck with love. An unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. Adult language and adult situations, including a visit to The Curious Finger Body Spa.
“Fun to watch. Four stars.” -Winnipeg FreePress
“Literary” “Raw” -DCMetroTheaterArts
“Sharply funny…a quality solo show.” -FringeReview
Writer-performer Randy Ross is the author of the comedy novel, “God Bless Cambodia.” In 2007, Ross took a trip around the world and learned to say in three languages: “Speak English?” “Got Pepto-Bismol?” and “Where is evacuation helicopter?” The trip inspired his novel and one-man show, which has been featured at fringe festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rhythm and Burgundy
Musical sweethearts, Rhythm and Burgundy bring you a song anthology about people you know and dirty thoughts you’ll never admit to. Ready to punch millennial issues in the face with timeless classics with a Simon-and-Garfunkel-meets-Tupac-Shakur sound.
“I laughed so hard my sinuses hurt.” -Apt613
“…their incredible set was more than enough to turn me into a fangirl.” -New Ottawa Critics
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
The Improv Embassy
By combining actual news stories and improv comedy, The Fake News Show presents reality as it truly is: surreal. Think The Daily Show, The View, The Onion and Whose Line Is It Anyway all rolled into one sexy, truthy package. We’ll keep Trump jokes to a minimum – honest.