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REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors

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

Summetime 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?

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.

VALERIE’S REVIEW: Windfall Jelly @ Ottawa Fringe 2013

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Eleanor Crowder’s new show focuses on a marriage in trouble, and all the people revolving around it. They’re all connected to a pot of apple jelly one of the characters makes as the action happens, seemingly trying to recapture the family’s happiness through a recipe. Should you see it?

Windfall Jelly @ Ottawa Fringe 2013


Apples rot unless you use them. When the roof caves in, you’ve got no choice. How does love survive marriage? And when do the gods take a hand? Join Bear & Co. as the newest black comedy from Ottawa playwright Eleanor Crowder takes an unexpected turn. Be prepared for lightning bolts.

Bear & Co. presents The Taming of the Shrew

Bear & Co.'s Taming of the Shrew

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.

The Gladstone Theatre invites you to Unplug

Gladstone Unplugged

This Saturday, The Gladstone is hosting a very special variety performance highlighting some of the city’s best talents on stage, the proceeds of which will go towards helping them continue to bring critically-acclaimed theatre to the city.

More Highlights of the 2012-2013 Theatre Season

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The 2012-2013 Ottawa theatre season is well underway and there’s much to choose from. You know what to expect from some of the big players - don’t miss out on your season tickets - but here’s some of the highlights outside the big three you can look forward to in Ottawa over the next year.

REVIEW: As You Like It

Anna Lewis in Bear & Co's As You Like It

After a successful Fringe Festival run with Tis Pity She’s a Whore, newly founded Bear & Co. holds their first full summer production with Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a story about love with a hint of mistaken identity. Should you see it?

Bear & Co. presents As You Like It

Bear & Co. presents As You Like It

William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, presented by Bear & Co. is one of Shakespeare’s most enduring pastoral comedies. Bear & Co. has updated the setting and select characters for a more modern context, including making the Dukes female.

Four Reasons You Can’t Spend Your Summer Indoors

Enjoy some outdoor theatre in Ottawa!

For people who spend six months of the year oppressed by snow, it’s no wonder that most Ottawans look forward to summer breezes, beer on the patio and barbecues. And although in the heat of the day, the cool air conditioning of a traditional theatre venue certainly appeals, there’s no reason why, as the sun sets, we can’t pull up a chair or a blanket and a cool drink and relax in the great outdoors instead. Find out about five can’t miss shows!