REVIEW: How It Works

Review for Plosive Production's Presentation of How It Works

Plosive Productions investigate the power of healing through storytelling with Daniel MacIvor’s How It Works, directed in this production at The Gladstone by Stewart Matthew. Should you see it?

Plosive Productions presents How It Works

How It Works, presented by Plosive Productions at The Gladstone

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 bout the healing power of storytelling. more Read the preview, complete with photos and video.

The Ottawa Fringe Mega-Preview!


Last year, Matthew Champ and myself Yayed and Nayed our way through the 2011 Ottawa Fringe, reviewing thirty-three shows, talking to countless performers, creators, and attendees for a series of VLOGs, and ultimately producing close to two hours of video. As many of you know already, yes, we’ve come back for more! It all starts with our Mega-Preview. Watch!

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.

REVIEW: Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety & [boxhead]


An immortal Mary Magdalene, drunk and homeless, stumbles into an AA meeting to clean up her act? A geneticist wakes up one morning with a box on his head and decides to clone himself to get to the bottom of it? Yes, indeed. Those are the premises of the two plays that make up Evolution Theatre’s double bill. Should you see them?

Evolution Theatre presents Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety and [boxhead]


In Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety, a woman claiming to be Mary Magdalene stumbles into an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting looking for salvation, and in [boxhead] a geneticist wakes up with a box now inexplicably stuck on his head. Here’s our video and photo preview for Evolution Theatre’s double header.

REVIEW: Cyrano de Bergerac

cyrano de bergerac

Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac is a classic tragic hero. Master swordsman and master wordsmith alike with no shortage of panache and bravado. Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac is also a classic man in the friend-zone when the woman he loves, Roxanne, asks him to take the man she loves under his protection. Should you see it?