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Ottawa Little Theatre is closing out its 100th season – celebrating ten plays from ten decades – with Michael Healey’s quickly becoming a Canadian classic, The Drawer Boy. It’s about an actor looking to learn about life on the farm. Should you see it?
A Company of Fools has been presenting their Torchlight Shakespeare Series around Ottawa parks for ten years. This year their irreverent wit and style get applied to Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Catriona Leger. Should you see it?
Summertime is outdoor theatre time in Ottawa. And you really can’t argue when the theatre comes to you. Bear & Co toured parks around Ottawa this summer with Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, given the wild west treatment. Should you see it?
We’ve reached the end of Ottawa Little Theatre’s trip through 100 seasons of successful community theatre here in the capital. Throughout this 100th season they’ve brought us ten plays from ten decades and we’re not at number ten. The Drawer Boy is an award-winning play by Michael Healey, last produced at OLT in 2007. Learn more about the Drawer Boy, with photos and video.
Odyssey Theatre, North America’s only outdoor professional mask company is now in its 27th theatre presenting under the stars. This year, they’re bringing to Strathcona park a show not typically associated with mask or the outdoors: George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man. Should you see it?
If you’re looking to take a break from the outdoor theatre Ottawa has on offer this summer and want to stay where there’s a bit of AC, or if you just to want to enjoy some powerful opera, or even just have some dinner while you’re entertained, the Velvet Room has you covered with a great addition to Ottawa’s summer offerings: Carmen on Tap: The Las Vegas Edition, starring international star tenor, Richard Troxell. Learn more about Carmen on Tap
The New York Times has called Noises Off the funniest play ever written. It is a farce about an acting company getting set to start a three month tour of a farce. It is also the 9th play in the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 100th season. Should you see it?
Hamlet is one of William Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies. It was one of his most popular works during his lifetime and his been retold and adapted countless times from then until now. For folks in Ottawa and nearby in eastern Ontario, this latest opportunity to see the tragedy of the prince of Denmark comes thanks to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival. Learn more about Hamlet, including photos and video.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Fort Wellington in Prescott, a crucial structure in the war of 1812. To commemorate, the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival has commissioned a new play, adapted loosely from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost set in Prescott in 1813. Learn more about Maid for a Musket, including photos and video.
Bear & Co. is heading back to the wild west this summer as they set Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors out west and take it out into parks around Ottawa. One of Shakespeare’s earliest works, The Comedy of Errors (as the title might suggest) is also one of his funniest and most farce-like. Learn more about The Comedy of Errors, including photos and video.
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