Venue 4 – ODD Box

Don’t Go Down to the River: A Cautionary Tale

Jessica Gardiner

River Reach, the Shaw family home stands isolated and lonely on the banks of the Ottawa River, its scandals long forgotten. Its sole occupant, the oldest Shaw daughter, guides a group of prospective buyers through its rooms as she reveals her family’s disturbing past. JIG theatre company presents a fictional mystery drama of an early Ottawa family that combines verbatim and found historical texts, storytelling and original dialogue.

www.jigtheatrecompany.yolasite.com

 

METRO BEST OF FEST – BLIND TO HAPPINESS

Tim C. Murphy

BLIND TO HAPPINESS (original show listing includes reviews)

On closing night, the Festival’s most popular shows stage a round of encore performances. One show from each of the Festival’s five official venues. All five performances serve as a fundraiser for the Ottawa Fringe, with proceeds split 50-50 between artists and the Festival.

A socially awkward dishwasher, his cat, positive psychology, some beer, and perhaps life’s most important question – is happiness a choice?

Best of Fest –  2016 Toronto Fringe

“One of the best the Fringe has to offer. ” -Montreal Gazette
“Engaging and inspiring.” -NYTheatre
★★★★★ “Beautiful. A must see!” -Ignite FM Winnipeg
★★★★ “Thought-provoking.” -Eye Weekly
★★★★ -Winnipeg Free Press
★★★★ -Torontoist

Movin’ Melvin Brown: A Man, A Magic, A Music!

Melvin Brown

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

BLIND TO HAPPINESS

Tim C. Murphy

A socially awkward dishwasher, his cat, positive psychology, some beer, and perhaps life’s most important question – is happiness a choice?

Best of Fest –  2016 Toronto Fringe

“One of the best the Fringe has to offer. ” -Montreal Gazette
“Engaging and inspiring.” -NYTheatre
✭✭✭✭✭ “Beautiful. A must see!” -Ignite FM Winnipeg
✭✭✭✭ “Thought-provoking.” -Eye Weekly
✭✭✭✭ -Winnipeg Free Press
✭✭✭✭ -Torontoist

Szeretlek: A Hungarian Love Story

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

NEW WORK

Who, Me.

Rob Lloyd

Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan.

Rob Lloyd (BBC America’s Doctor Who: Earth Conquest) is putting The Doctor on trial. Is Doctor Who (the television show) guilty of inciting in Rob a debilitating obsession, or has it shaped him into a well-rounded, mentally-sound member of society?

“A great show.” Terrance Dicks (Script Editor of Doctor Who 1969 to 1974)
“A truly funny man.” Katy Manning (Jo Grant. Doctor Who 1971 to 1973)

The Chronic Single’s Handbook

Randy Ross

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.

How I Lost One Pound, The Musical

Lesley Carlberg

Abandoned mom and lost soul, Lesley Carlberg has spent her life battling the muffin top. But now she has even bigger problems: her kids have left home so what is she going to be when she grows up? And where is the TV Volume Remote?

How I Lost One Pound, The Musical follows Lesley’s quest in this self-absorbed world to realize her purpose in life now and maybe even lose a pound or two…but probably not.

NEW WORK