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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: The Vanity Project @ Ottawa Fringe 2013

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The first thing that jumped into my head as The Vanity Project stated its motto (a cautionary tale for an isolating age): is this supposed to be a metaphor for the Facebook generation? should you see it?

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.

REVIEW: Miracle on 34th Street

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The Gladstone Theatre’s annual radio play has become a holiday tradition, and this year’s offering is a classic Christmas tale suitable for the entire family. Should you see it?

Plosive Productions presents Miracle on 34th Street: The Radio Show

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Looking for something a little different to get in the holiday spirit? Yearning for a bit of nostalgia? How about a great classic story, an impressive cast of local actors, a trio of charming songstresses, and the novelty of an ‘old-time’ radio show. Learn about Miracle on 34th Street.

GNAG Theatre presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical


Now in their 10th year of producing quality community theatre under the direction of Eleanor Crowder, the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) presents a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - this one with book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Michel Legrand.

REVIEW: As You Like It

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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.