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Ottawa Little Theatre Presents The Drawer Boy

Production Ottawa takes a look at Ottawa Little Theatre's 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.

Odyssey Theatre presents Arms and the Man

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

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.

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

The St. Lawrene 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.

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Maid for a Musket

A look at 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 Company of Fools presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

A look at 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.

Bear & Co. presents The Comedy of Errors

A look at Bear & Co.'s 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.

Ottawa Little Theatre Presents Noises Off

A look at Noises Off

Ottawa Little Theatre is up to show nine of ten in their ten plays from ten decades to celebrate their 100th season. And for play number nine they’ve pulled out one of the big guns. Noises Off has been called the funniest play ever written. It’s a farce that blends “reality” with performance while it gives a back stage look at a theatre company trying to put on a show. Learn more about Noises Off.

The 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival: We have ALL the coverage!

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Hi there Ottawa, we will be all over this Fringe business starting Wednesday and here’s where we’ll be linking to all the goodness we post. Show pages, reviews, recaps, photos, videos. It’ll all be listed right here, and handily annotated about updates so that you can always keep perfectly on top of what’s hot and what’s happening at Fringe Central! Happy Fringing.

The Ottawa Fringe Festival 2013: Preview!

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Something special happens later this week in Ottawa. Thursday marks the official open of Ottawa’s largest theatre festival — The Ottawa Fringe Festival — and possibly the best time of year for theatre lovers in the nation’s capital. This year, there are 54 shows running at more than a dozen venues throughout the ten days of the festival. Artists will be here from all over the world to show their talents. Learn more about Ottawa Fringe 2013

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Like Wolves

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Like Wolves

Rounding out The Great Canadian Theatre Company’s 2012/2013 season is the world premiere of Like Wolves, by local playwright Rosa Laborde. Learn more about Like Wolves including photos and video.