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Cultural Life of Ottawa

Cultural Life of Ottawa

Ottawa is called the capital of Canada not in vain: a beautiful city stretched on the banks of the eponymous Ottawa River, which is the beauty of Canadian nature. The city also deserves the title of the cultural capital because here that most of the Canadian museums with a rich exhibition are located

Cultural Sights of Ottawa: What to Visit?

Cultural Sights of Ottawa: What to Visit?

Ottawa is a surprisingly calm and well-kept city with a measured rhythm of life. There are no industrial enterprises with smoking chimneys, so it can boast of good ecology. Thanks to the active development and financial injections, the city has become a modern and comfortable place to live

Production Ottawa: If we're not covering it, it's not happening.

The Status and Future of Production Ottawa

Production Ottawa was started with the goal of becoming a singular repository of information for everything happening in Ottawa and places nearby – the more that’s happening in a thriving and growing city, the more important it is to have a single place to find out about it all. It’s been a good 18-months but where do we go from here?

What’s Happening In Ottawa:

The Drawer Boy, presented by Ottawa Little Theatre

REVIEW: The Drawer Boy

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?

Matthew John Lundvall as Falstaff in A Company of Fools presentation of The Merry Wives of Windsor

REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor

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?

Review: The Comedy of Errors, presented by Bear & Co.

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors

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?

Production Ottawa takes a look at Ottawa Little Theatre's The Drawer Boy

Ottawa Little Theatre Presents The Drawer Boy

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.

Review: Arms and the Man, by Odyseey Theatre

REVIEW: Arms and the Man

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?

Photo: Couvrette/Ottawa

The Velvet Room presents Carmen on Tap: The Las Vegas Edition

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

A look at Arms and the Man, presented by Odyssey Theatre

Odyssey Theatre presents Arms and the Man

Written by George Bernard Shaw, Arms and The Man dates from 1894, but its enduring themes have kept it in frequent revival. This summer Odyssey Theatre gives it the mask treatment and brings Arms and The Man under the stars at Strathcona park. Learn more about Arms and the Man, including photos and video.

A look at Noises Off

REVIEW: Noises Off

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?

The St. Lawrene Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

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.

A look at Maid for a Musket

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Maid for a Musket

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.

A look at The Merry wives of Windsor

A Company of Fools presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

Celebrating their 10th anniversary of Torchlight Shakespeare, A Company of Fools is bringing The Merry Wives of Windsor to parks all over Ottawa this summer. Yes, this is Shakespeare comes to you.  Learn more about The Merry Wives of Windsor, including photos and video.

A look at Bear & Co.'s The comedy of Errors

Bear & Co. presents The Comedy of Errors

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.