Tag Archives: theatre

Torchlight Shakespeare at Ottawa’s Strathcona Park

Melodie Cardin (Twitter) has lived in the National Capital Region since 2000. A 2007 graduate of Carleton University’s school of journalism, she’s now the manager of communications for a small project assisting Canadian researchers to collaborate internationally.  I cannot believe that after 10 years in the National Capital Region, I had never been to A Company […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam: A night of music, magic and super human feats of agility

  Originally from Scotland, Helen Morris arrived in Ottawa almost six years ago. She loves being able to bike to work in the summer and skate along the Rideau Canal to the office in the winter. Other interests include dark chocolate and Wensleydale Cheese. The one and only time I have ever been to the […]

Q&A with local theatre buff and ‘Big Fool’ Scott Florence

Scott Florence is a “Big Fool” — that is the artistic director of the local theatre group Company of Fools, which is Ottawa’s only independent professional Shakespeare company.  Established in 1990, the Fools have become a mainstay on Ottawa’s arts scene with their annual productions at the NAC and around the city’s many parks each year […]

The Year of Magical Thinking – Seana Mckenna performs at the NAC

Jessey is a writer, digital communications strategist, and the founder of Local Tourist Ottawa. “I love you more than one more day.” When I first heard that Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking had been adapted into a play and was showing at the National Art Centre’s English Theatre, I was thrilled. A few years […]

Missing Christmas? Check out this fundraiser …

The locally based theatre group Company of Fools is launching their 2011 season on Jan. 5 with the Shakespearean laugh-fest Twelfth Night, an annual tradition that also serves as  fundraiser. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on the NAC’s Fourth Stage and tickets are just $20 each.           The Twelfth Night was a comedy written […]

NYE in the 613; Ways to ring in 2011

New Year’s Eve and all its glitz, glam and hype is upon us. (If you thought jostling the pre-Christmas crowds was tough, the combination of fighting boxing-week shoppers while seeking party favours and the perfect pair of pumps should be terrifying!) But no matter what 2010 has brought to you and yours, NYE is a […]

Theatre-lover Peter James on The Gladstone

  Peter James is Twitter-obsessed sports fanatic, theatre-lover and journalist living in Ottawa. Ottawa is a great city to be a live theatre enthusiast. From the first-rate professional productions at the National Arts Centre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company, to the outstanding community troupe at Ottawa Little Theatre to the formidable student group at […]

Nadine Thornhill on Ottawa’s best post-theatre hangouts

Nadine Thornhill is an award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet.  She honed her theatre  skills amongst the freaks and geeks at the University of Waterloo.  Upon graduating, she moved to Canada’s capital where she has been living, loving and working ever since.   By day, she is the program coordinator for Planned Parenthood’s Insight Theatre. In […]

Q&A with Nadine Thornhill, award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet

Nadine Thornhill is an award-winning playwright, actor and spoken word poet.  She honed her theatre  skills amongst the freaks and geeks at the University of Waterloo.  Upon graduating, she moved to Canada’s capital where she has been living, loving and working ever since.   By day, she is the program coordinator for Planned Parenthood’s Insight Theatre. […]

Movies at the majestic Mayfair

There’s nothing better to end a long work week than an easy night at the movies. Here in Ottawa, we’re lucky to have the always charming, highly characteristic, somewhat sticky-floored Mayfair Theatre. I headed to this independent theatre in Old Ottawa South last Friday night to catch a double-bill with a friend. Our selection that […]

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