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10 Days of Fringe Previews: Day 9 – Be A Man

by Alain Richer

June 13, 2013

Only two more days of previews to go! BE A MAN Black Sheep Theatre · Edmonton, AB by RibbitRePublic Booze! Sex! Hockey! Shaving! What does it take to Be A Man? A series of powerful vignettes that explore every possible dynamic of the fouler sex. Thought-provoking, compelling and hilarious, Be A Man is an unapologetic… Read More

Our Hump Day preview is brought to you by GRIMprov, an Ottawa based troupe of improvisers… oh. I just got that. GRIMPROV PRESENTS: GRIMprov · Ottawa, ON by GRIMprov Never attempted before: nine unique improvised comedies each night! GRIMprov Presents are the best styles chosen from two years of experimentation. Come see James Bond, Drugs,… Read More

Veteran Fringers will remember Kurt Fitzpatrick‘s  The Last Straight Man in Theatre (along with a slew of other solo shows). He hasn’t been at the Ottawa Fringe in a few years, but he’s back in 2013! CATHEDRAL CITY Kurt Fitzpatrick · Brooklyn, USA by Kurt Fitzpatrick Kurt Fitzpatrick explodes on stage with an original mind-bending… Read More

After a weekend off we’re back with Day 6 of our 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival previews. Miss last week’s? They’re here and here and here and here (and this one too). Happy Monday! EMISSIONS: A CLIMATE COMEDY ShipBrecht Productions · Ottawa, ON by Ann Cavlovic An intelligent satire about the human dynamics behind climate change… Read More

In more cynical circles, one might say that creating art of any kind is a work of vanity. Local actor Tim Oblerholzer takes it one step further this Fringe…. THE VANITY PROJECT Vanity Project Productions · Ottawa, ON by Tim Oberholzer Twas writ’ Narcissus’ vanity Was that which sealed his fate, But maybe Ovid got… Read More

It’s appropriate, I think, after yesterday’s post about Fringe For Families that we follow up with a show appropriate for ages 1+ (all you newborns can take your business elsewhere!). You may have seen Ottawa’s Rock The Arts performing in the Courtyard in the past, or maybe you caught them at the Ottawa Theatre Challenge,… Read More

May Can Theatre is the subject of our third preview, back at the Fringe to follow up on their past hits Sounds from the Turtle Shell and Wolves > Boys. HAPPINESS TM May Can Theatre · Ottawa, ON by Tony Adams & Cory Thibert Peter Barrel and James Lemon host a conference on the behalf… Read More

Our second preview comes to us all the way from the UK, though some of you may know the play’s director, Jessica Ruano, from her days running the Ottawa Arts Newsleter. These days Jessica has exported herself to London (the bigger one) and she’s back for Fringe with a new show. SAPPHO… IN 9 FRAGMENTS… Read More

Fringe is less than a month away, and to whet your appetite for Ottawa’s Largest Theatre Festival, we’re going to spend the next 10 (week)days previewing some of the shows you’ll be lining up to see from June 20-30. Up first are Fringe Favourites Dead Unicorn Ink. You probably saw Space Mystery… FROM OUTERSPACE (winner… Read More