The Capital Critics Circle Announces Nominees!

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The Capital Critics Circle recently announced the nominees for their English theatre awards, including both professional and community theatre, for plays presented in the 2011-2012 season.

REVIEW: Macbeth (Salamander Theatre)

Salamander Theatre presents Macbeth

Salamander Theatre launches its new season, complete with a new artistic director, with a presentation of their adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which is now touring high schools. Should you see it?

Salamander Theatre presents Macbeth

Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences

Salamander Theatre specialized in theatre for young audiences. Opening on Sunday October 14th, for three public performances only, they’re putting up Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

REVIEW: Stones In His Pockets

Production Ottawa reviews Stones in his Pockets, a play by Marie Jones, directed by John P Kelly

Stones In His Pockets is a comedy with two actors and dozens of characters. Irishmen Jake and Charlie find themselves working as extras and navigating their way through a big budget Hollywood movie set that invades their small town in Ireland. Should you see it?

Fly With Stones; A Night of Irish Fun

Fly With Stones, celebrating two Irish plays.

What happens when two of Ottawa’s professional theatre companies both happen to have Irish plays going up written by the same playwright and directed by the same director? Well they throw an Irish themed shindig, naturally.

SevenThirty Productions presents Stones In His Pockets

Stones In His Pockets, presented by SevenThirty Productions at The Gladstone.

Director John P. Kelly has been waiting eight years to direct Marie Nolan’s most popular play about two Irishmen who find work as extras on a movie set when the Hollywood engine rolls into a small Irish town. It opens September 7th at The Gladstone - officially kicking off the 2012/2013 season.

REVIEW: The Game of Love and Chance

Odyssey Theatre presents The Game of Love and Chance out in Strathcona Park.

Odyssey Theatre’s 26h season is upon them and they recently opened their their mask theatre production of Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance in beautiful Strathcona park on the Rideau River. Should you see it?

Odyssey Theatre presents The Game of Love and Chance

Odyssey Theatre presents Marivaux's The Game of Love and Chance.

As North America’s only professional mask theatre company, it’s no wonder Odyssey Theatre has found great success in Ottawa’s Strathcona park for twenty-five years. This year, they’re presenting Marivaux’s The Game of Love and Chance, adapted and directed by Andy Massingham, an 18th century play whose powerful themes still resonate today.

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?