Same Day Theatre’s In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, running at The Gladstone through June 1, is gaining a lot of buzz and hype from its title and risque subject matter. Set in a Victorian-era town, at the dawn of the age electricity, the show is about the invention of the vibrator as a treatment of hysteria and about the people receiving the treatment. Should you see it?
It’s the dawn of the age of electricity and doctors are finding all sorts of uses for it, including using a vibrator (in the traditionally considered use of the device) to treat the catch all ailment, hysteria. That’s the set-up behind Same Day Theatre’s In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, running at the Gladstone now through June 1st. Learn more about In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, including photos and video.
Ottawa Little Theatre’s centennial continues with Neil Simon’s classic 1961 comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. Come Blow Your Horn is back on stage as part of Ottawa Little Theatre’s ten plays from ten decades after being last produced in 1965. Learn more about Come Blow Your Horn
This week, May 1st through May 4th, the graduating students in Canterbury High School’s drama program present two Canadian, community-themed plays straight from the 30s. We’ve got a detailed look at this double header produced by what are bound to be some of Ottawa’s (and Canada’s) next generation of performers. Learn more about Schoolhouse and Ten Lost Years, with photo and video.
One of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, this play focuses on the battle of the sexes, this time with a twist: True to the original period, the Bears have opted to make this an all-male production. Learn more about The Taming of the Shrew
In this 16th episode of Talking Theatre, Allan sits and talks to Lily Sutherland, junior producer of the upcoming 15th Youth Infringement festival, as well as Jeremy Piamonte and Ryan Nadon, two of the young directors directing shows for the festival. Listen to or download the podcast.
The Phoenix Players present their second show of the season at The Gladstone. In the fall they brought out The Death of Dracula and now they’re travelling back to the 70s with a murderous comedy. Should you see it?
After a successful run with their last season, including a Capital Critics Circle nomination for Best Community Production (for Actor’s Nightmare, directed by Mary Ellis), Algonquin College returns with three exciting shows (plus a bonus performance!) UPDATE: Show #3 — the Laramie Project — starts this week! Check inside to see reviews for the first two shows.Learn more about the shows
After far too long a break, the Great Canadian Theatre Company continues its season with a visual and poetic journey in partnership with the National Arts Centre. The Edward Curtis Project is a blend of narrative and visual that tells the story of 19th century photographer, Edward Curtis, and modern day journalist, Angeline, who summons him. Should you see it?
Ready for a fresh start after successfully finding a beautiful new venue (Algonquin College’s new Commons Theatre), the Savoy Society celebrates their 38th year of presenting Gilbert and Sullivan shows with H.M.S. Pinafore. Learn more about H.M.S. Pinafore
Ottawa Little Theatre continues celebrating their 100th season with play #6 of 10: Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Produced by Ottawa Little Theatre previously in the 70s and turned into a movie starring Michael Caine in the 80s, Deathtrap is the longest running thriller-comedy on Broadway. Should you see it?
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