Plosive Productions presents How It Works

Daniel MacIvor’s How It Works is the second show to open at The Gladstone this season, and the first from Plosive Productions. Directed for Plosive Productions by Stewart Matthews, How It Works is a touching drama about the healing power of storytelling.

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How It Works, presented by Plosive Productions at The GladstoneA heartwarming tale told with humour and love, about reinventing family and the healing power of storytelling. Well known to local audiences for Marion Bridge, This Is What Happens Next and Communion, MacIvor’s works have earned him Governor General, Chalmers, Dora and Genie Awards and the Siminovitch Prize. How It Works maintains MacIvor’s impeccable standard, “a wise, witty and warm family drama, shot through with insights.” — The Toronto Star.

How It Works runs at The Gladstone from October 5th until October 20th. It stars David Whitely (Communication Cord, Cyrano de Bergerac), Michelle Leblanc (Communication Cord, A Flea in Her Ear), Geneviève Sirois (Death and The Maiden), and Hannah Kaya (NAC’s Macbeth and GCTC’s The Children’s Republic). It was written by Daniel MacIvor and is directed by Stewart Matthews . Tickets are $39, with discounts for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at The Gladstone’s website, by calling 613.233.4523, emailing gladstoneboxoffice©gmail•com, or in person at the door: 910 Gladstone.

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Ottawa Rated:
Rating: 4.4/5 (5 votes cast)

Other Media

The Production Ottawa review of How It Works
The Review of the Play (Visitorium)
Review (Ottawa) How It Works (Charlebois Post)
How It Works. Pending some voice work, Daniel… (Capital Critics Circle)
How It Works Review (Apt 613)
How It Works: Stories From a Dysfuntional Family (Capital Critics Circle)

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The following photos were taken by Production Ottawa photographer, David Pasho. A larger gallery can be found on our Facebook page.

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Preview article prepared by Allan Mackey.
Video preview produced by Valley Wind Productions.
Producer: Allan Mackey
Photographer: David Pasho

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