Sci-fi

2084

Andrew Alexander

“We interrupt this daycycle with an important update from the Ministry of Truth regarding the explosion in Hallway 17-A.

Everything is fine.

Citizens with information on this incident are ordered to report to sector 101 at their earliest convenience, or face summary clone line termination.”

A brave new work from the producers of the critically-acclaimed #faustus.


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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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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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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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Dammit, Jim! I’m a Comedienne, Not a Doctor!

Polly Esther

An innocent suggestion of watching Star Trek: The Next Generation for the first time quickly turned into obsessively delving into the entire Star Trek universe.

Every series. Every season. Every film.
Then came the Las Vegas convention.

These are the voyages of Polly Esther, her ongoing mission to explore this strange new world and how this universe has helped her boldly go forward in her journey as a recovering alcoholic.

2018 Orlando Fringe Award Winner!

“Polly Esther is immensely likeable.” – Orlando Sentinel
“Dammit, Jim! is admirably open and honest.” – Orlando Weekly
“A testament to the power of storytelling, beating the odds, acceptance, and an obsession with Tribbles.” – Peter Michael Marino, SOLOCOM NYC


 

 

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The Key to Time Travel

Allison Elizabeth Burns

What is the key to time travel? It’s easier than you think. We’re doing it right now. I’m writing this, thinking about you – and now you’re reading it, thinking about me. Present tense, days apart.

The Key to Time Travel is a theatrical contemporary dance duet inspired by the groove, strength, and shapes of Breakdance. It treads the brilliant borderland between reality and magic. The dancers travel through time by dropping memory markers/keys in specific moments in the past, present, and future. They want to know: can we somehow reach people who are here in a different “now”?

Each show will feature an open act choreographed by a different local contemporary dance artist; Geoffrey Dollar (June 13), Alya Graham (June 15), Cathy Kyle (June 16), Sarah Hopkin (June 18), Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson (June 21), and Mizuki Hoshino (June 23).

Critics’ reactions to Allisoneb’s 2017 Ottawa Fringe production:
“It’s unusual to walk into a room and experience beauty, but Do You Want To Live Forever? is an exercise in the sublime […] I was captivated.” – David Currie, Apt613

“Delightful and mesmerizing. Allison Burns is a gorgeous dancer, exemplifying poetry in motion” – Allan Mackey, On Stage

Show credits: Allison Elizabeth Burns – Project Instigator & Choreographer | Amanda Bon, Chelsea Passmore, and Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson – Collaborating Performers | Tristan Henry – Composer and Creator of Original Score | Travis Martin – Writer and Story Consultant | Keir Knight – Choreographic Consultant | Yvonne Coutts – Mentor


The Key to Time Travel (teaser) from Allison Burns on Vimeo.


 

 

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