Comedy

Timmy, the Dog, Disappears

Martin Dockery

A brand new comedy from fringe master Martin Dockery (Inescapable, Moonlight after Midnight, Paco V. Put to Sleep) about family relationships, facing our fears, and losing track of a beloved friend.

“Wicked, dark, and very funny”


 

 

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Fuckboys The Musical

Savannah Cassidy Pedersen

Karaoke night, every Wednesday, with your best friends in the world. What could possibly mess that up? You guessed it: fuckboys. An epidemic truly sweeping the nation, fuckboys are “literal garbage and must be stopped!”

In this hilarious one-act musical, four women will teach you the skills you need to take down the post dangerous predators in today’s modern dating scene. Don’t miss it.


 

 

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Not: A Bev Oda Memoir

Clara Madrenas

In 2012, Member of Parliament Bev Oda billed taxpayers $16 for orange juice at a poverty summit. In the dystopian future, teenager Bev Oda was arrested for civil disobedience and launched backwards through time, hell-bent on sabotage. Blending folk music, Canadiana, visual art and impossibly true stories, this sci-fi satirical-political love story is the Heritage Minute you never knew you wanted.


 

 

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The Date

Phoebe Webber

Dating isn’t easy for women of a certain age. Phoebe is going to give it one more chance. Buoyed by a love of romantic opera, she is wondering if she is making the right decision. But first, she will ask her cats.

She won’t rush into anything or have unrealistic expectations. Join Phoebe on a musical journey in no way influenced by her fear of the unknown.


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A Modest Attempt

Darcy Smith

The Internet is vast and full of talent. Have you ever tried something? Did you succeed? Did you fail? How were you affected? Watch as Darcy gives his all to take on the Internet in a competition for your attention! Will he succeed? Will he fail? Will his modest attempt affect you…


 

 

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ARNOTT: a Masterclass in Good Theatring

Nicholas Aymott

6 days. 6 lessons. Award-swinging actor Niklaus Arnott arrives in Ottawa to deliver his infamous masterclass in performance, and pass on a “timeless” life of knowledge and experience to the younger (at heart) generations.

“Herr Arnott took our breath away, then gave it back to us, which was very polite.” — a Hyper-Ventilated Student

“★★★★★. I left after the first 50 minutes.” — Jimmi Mortpan


 

 

Toward the end of the play this show deals with the subject of sexual assault.
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Scaredy Cat

Carlyn Rhamey

Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (The ADHD Project, SAOR) returns with tons of new comedic tales of being afraid…of everything. From the things that go bump in the night to scary movies, haunted houses, the ocean, everything in the ocean, everything in the water, her job, wrinkles, death, FOMO, sleepovers, dinosaurs, glitter, cheese graters, first graders, ghosts, the cover of Goosebumps novels and…her mother. Scaredy Cat explores a not-so-typical but totally relatable mother/daughter relationship as childhood fears transition into real life big girl fears, and what it could all possibly mean.

2018 Hamilton Encore Festival Pick
2017 Ottawa Emerging Artist Award, The ADHD Project

“A ONE-WOMAN THEATRICAL HURRICANE” – View Magazine, SAOR
“A TALENTED STORYTELLER, WITH A GREAT SENSE OF COMIC TIMING” – Edmonton Journal, The ADHD Project
“A FANTASTIC PHYSICAL PERFORMER” – Apt613, SAOR
“I’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN, WHAT A STORYTELLER” – Steel City Girl, The ADHD Project


 

 

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Quantum Calamity

Aerial Antics

Not again! Dr Clara Brown and her assistants–a madcap trio of time-travelling steampunks–have run into trouble with the Ministry of Temporal Affairs. What could it be this time? The registration was filed properly, and the licences were in hand 6 months before departure. . .

Hop on board as Aerial Antics weaves together their signature blend of comedy, visual effects and high-flying aerial acrobatics in this original production featuring circus, theatre, and a touch of spacetime bureaucracy.

Biography:

Aerial Antics, founded in 2015, is Ottawa’s “vertical theatre” company. Created to facilitate and motivate participation in aerial circus arts, the name “Aerial Antics” reflects this troupe’s playful approach to choreography and theatrics.

Aerial Antics has performed as part of popular Ottawa events such as Glowfair Festival, Nature Nocturne, Lumière Festival, Comiccon, and Kidsfest. They continue to explore new ways to merge art, theater and acrobatic skill into original and engaging performances.

www.aerialsottawa.com/
Twitter: @Aerial_Antics
Instagram: @aerialantics
facebook.com/aerialanticsottawa/


 

 

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GoFundYourself

Black Box Comedy

Do you dream of scaling a mountain, buying your first house, or becoming a world-famous magician? Have you ever wondered what your dream would look like as an improvised comedy show? GoFundYourself will begin by inviting an audience member to share their dream, then we’ll host a telethon to help make that dream come true. Kickstart your curiosity as we crowdfund inspiration and reward you, our generous backers, with a unique experience filled with zany characters and lots of laughs! Will we meet the goal and achieve the dream? Will we end up with less than we started with? Unique, unpredictable, and full of laughs – GoFundYourself is a must see!

Directed by Chris Hannay and Dani Alon, GoFundYourself is brought to you by Black Box Comedy, a group of eight comedians who met through their love of improv. The members of Black Box Comedy all have serious day jobs but life can’t be serious all the time! Come see GoFundYourself and help us achieve OUR dream of making you laugh!

Share your dreams with us @BlackBoxComedy (Twitter and Instagram) and @BlackBoxComedy613


 

 

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Happy Birthday, Claire!

Valerie Cardinal

Claire’s birthday wish is for everyone to forget she’s turning twenty-five – but her quarter-life crisis prompts her well-meaning sister Alex to throw the birthday bash Claire never wanted. Among the attendees are Claire’s superhumanly successful former best friend and her model boyfriend – and an honest-to-goodness extraterrestrial!

After all, who doesn’t love a good birthday party? Nobody, that’s who. Everybody loves a good party. Even people not from this Earth. Even people who’ve come to this Earth to conquer it. Who doesn’t love to conquer a good party?

Happy Birthday, Claire!

Directed by the director of THE BUREAU OF BAT SHIT CRAZY and FARIS WHO TALKS TO RATS, Happy Birthday, Claire! is a zany, energetic romp with party games, cake, laughter, cake, and a lot of heart. Did I mention the cake?

Written by: Valerie Cardinal
Directed by: Allan Mackey
Stage Manager: Natasha Trepanier

FEATURING:

Allie Duff as CLAIRE
Vanessa Pauzé as ALEX
Clarissa Baron as RENÉE
Nicholas Maillet as JOHN
Sarah Ashton as EMMA (the extraterrestrial)


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