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Theatre Critic

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Melody A. Johnson  Photo:NAC
Melody A. Johnson Photo:NAC

Theatre Review: "Miss Caledonia" in the NAC Studio

"Miss Caledonia" is playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through May 25. Melody A. Johnson runs the gamut from farmer girl to beauty pageant contestant in a delightful eighty minutes.  Go to full article
Todd Duckworth as Edward Curtis  Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC
Todd Duckworth as Edward Curtis Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "The Edward Curtis Story" at GCTC in Ottawa

The Edward Curtis Story, a co-production of the Great Canadian Theatre Company and the National Arts Centre, is running at GCTC through April 21.  Go to full article
Allan Morgan & Fiona Reid  Photo: Lucy Tremblay Gaudette
Allan Morgan & Fiona Reid Photo: Lucy Tremblay Gaudette

Theatre Review: "Innocence Lost" at the NAC

"Innocence Lost, A Play about Steven Truscott" is currently running at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through March 16. It premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2008 and this mounting is a co-production of the National Arts Centre English Theatre and the Centaur Theatre Company of Montreal.  Go to full article
Andy Massingham & Joey Trembley  Photo: Andree Lanthier
Andy Massingham & Joey Trembley Photo: Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "Metamorphoses" at the NAC

"Metamorphoses" is running at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through February 16. The play contains adult material and is not suitable for children under 16. Running only an hour and 20 minutes without intermission, it manages to cover some of the best known of Ovid's myths.  Go to full article
Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander
Carmen Aguirre. Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Blue Box" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Carmen Aguirre's BLUE BOX is running at GCTC in Ottawa through February 3. The 90-minute play, performed without intermission, is autobiographical and broad in scope.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: "The Number 14" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"The Number 14", running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through December 16, turns an ordinary bus route into a hilarious adventure. Six performers transform into more then 60 characters who swing and sing in and out of escapades aboard Vancouver's funniest bus.  Go to full article
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee

Theatre Review: "Pride and Prejudice" in Ottawa

"Pride and Prejudice," a co-production of the National Arts Centre English Theatre and Theatre Calgary, is running at the NAC through December 8. This world premiere adaptation by Janet Munsil features a company of actors from across Canada who interpret Jane Austin's classic novel about love, family and the politics of marriage.  Go to full article
Jackie Richardson and Andrew Moodie   Photo:Andree Lanthier
Jackie Richardson and Andrew Moodie Photo:Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "thirsty" at the National Arts Centre

The World Premiere of "thirsty" by Dionne Brand is running in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through November 17. Based on her book of poetry of the same title, it tells the story of a man destroyed by his inability to cope with cultural change.  Go to full article
Margo MacDonald as Loretta and Mary Ellis as Frances.  Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC
Margo MacDonald as Loretta and Mary Ellis as Frances. Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "Fly Me to the Moon" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Canadian premiere of "Fly Me to the Moon" is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through November 18. It's a terrific black comedy by the author of "Stone in His Pockets." It tells the story of one disastrous day in the lives of Frances and Loretta, two home health care workers in Belfast.  Go to full article
Francine Deschepper & Gil Garratt  Photo:Andree Lanthier
Francine Deschepper & Gil Garratt Photo:Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "The Glace Bay Miners' Museum" at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

"The Glace Bay Miners' Museum" has opened the English Theatre season at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through November 3. Based on the short story by Sheldon Currie, Wendy Lill's play follows the fortunes of the MacNeil family, as they struggle to make a living in the coal-mining town.  Go to full article

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