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REVIEW: Circle Mirror Transformation


The story in Circle Mirror Transformation is told through the drama games of a six-week community centre drama class the characters have signed up for. It’s in the play, and the breaks between games, that their characters are revealed. Should you see it?

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Circle Mirror Transformation


In Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation, five people take a six week drama class for actors and what they get is as much a journey of self-discovery as anything. We’ve got the video preview, complete with interviews from the cast and directors and a short scene from the play.

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All of our Fringe 2012 Coverage!

Yes, the Should You See It team that invaded Ottawa Fringe 2011, Matthew Champ and myself, will be back this year. Not only are we back, but we’re back with an expanded team and a proper vehicle in Production Ottawa to let us do even more coverage than we did last year. To do that, we need your help.

Even more theatre at the Gladstone for the 2012 season.

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Plosive Productions and SevenThirty Productions increase the collaborative spirit which has managed The Gladstone since 2011 and welcome back Black Sheep Theatre and Bear & Co to their stage. The 2012/2013 season will see eight shows produced by the four companies.

The Great Canadian Theatre Company Unveils a Season of Heart and Humour


Presenting from the main stage, Great Canadian Theatre Company Artistic Director, Lisa Ann Johnson, unveiled the GCTC’s upcoming 2012/2013 season to a nearly full house. One she describes as full of both heart and humour.

Special Plans for Ottawa Little Theatre’s Centennial

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Ottawa Little Theatre is Ottawa’s oldest and longest running community theatre and has come a long way since it’s first night of shows in 1913. For this coming 100th season, they’ve chosen one of the best plays produced from every decade they’ve been in operation.

Being a kid again at Canterbury High School’s Children’s Theatre Festival

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In mid-May, Canterbury High School opened its doors for their Grade 11 Children’s Theatre Festival. There was face painting, arts and crafts, a magic show and baked yummies. Plus, of course, theatre.

Extremely Short Reviews from The Extremely Short Play Festival

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My assignment for the Extremely Short Play Festival was to write some extremely short reviews. Check out the eleven micro reviews and than an overview of the night.

REVIEW: Death and the Maiden

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In Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, being presented by Plosive Productions at the Gladstone, a man stranded on the side of the road is help by a good Samaritan and invites him home for a drink. The next morning the man’s wife has the Samaritan tied up in his kitchen at gun point. Should you see it?

REVIEW: Beyond a Joke


A young man overhears his future parents-in-law having a conversation about mysterious deaths and is left with the impression that they might be killing people. That’s the comedic engine in Derek Benfield’s Beyond a Joke, being presented by the Ottawa Little Theatre. Should you see it?