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REVIEW: The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy, presented by Ottawa Little Theatre

Ottawa Little Theatre is closing out it’s 100th season - celebrating ten plays from ten decades - with Michael Healey’s quickly becoming a Canadian classic, The Drawer Boy. It’s about an actor looking to learn about life on the farm.

REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Matthew John Lundvall as Falstaff in A Company of Fools presentation of The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Company of Fools has been presenting their Torchlight Shakespeare Series around Ottawa parks for ten years. This year their irreverent wit and style get applied to Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Catriona Leger. Should you see it?

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?

Ottawa Little Theatre Presents The Drawer Boy

Production Ottawa takes a look at Ottawa Little Theatre's The Drawer Boy

We’ve reached the end of Ottawa Little Theatre’s trip through 100 seasons of successful community theatre here in the capital. Throughout this 100th season they’ve brought us ten plays from ten decades and we’re not at number ten. The Drawer Boy is an award-winning play by Michael Healey, last produced at OLT in 2007. Learn more about the Drawer Boy, with photos and video.

REVIEW: Arms and the Man

Review: Arms and the Man, by Odyseey Theatre

Odyssey Theatre, North America’s only outdoor professional mask company is now in its 27th theatre presenting under the stars. This year, they’re bringing to Strathcona park a show not typically associated with mask or the outdoors: George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man. Should you see it?

The Velvet Room presents Carmen on Tap: The Las Vegas Edition

Photo: Couvrette/Ottawa

If you’re looking to take a break from the outdoor theatre Ottawa has on offer this summer and want to stay where there’s a bit of AC, or if you just to want to enjoy some powerful opera, the Velvet Room has you covered with a great addition to Ottawa’s summer offerings: Carmen on Tap: The Las Vegas Edition, starring international star tenor, Richard Troxell. Learn more about Carmen on Tap

Odyssey Theatre presents Arms and the Man

A look at Arms and the Man, presented by Odyssey Theatre

Written by George Bernard Shaw, Arms and The Man dates from 1894, but its enduring themes have kept it in frequent revival. This summer Odyssey Theatre gives it the mask treatment and brings Arms and The Man under the stars at Strathcona park. Learn more about Arms and the Man.

REVIEW: Noises Off

A look at Noises Off

The New York Times has called Noises Off the funniest play ever written. It is a farce about an acting company getting set to start a three month tour of a farce. It is also the 9th play in the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 100th season. Should you see it?

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

The St. Lawrene Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

Hamlet is one of William Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies. It was one of his most popular works during his lifetime and his been retold and adapted countless times from then until now. For folks in Ottawa and nearby in eastern Ontario, this latest opportunity to see the tragedy of the prince of Denmark comes thanks to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival. Learn more about Hamlet, including photos and video.

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Maid for a Musket

A look at Maid for a Musket

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Fort Wellington in Prescott, a crucial structure in the war of 1812. To commemorate, the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival has commissioned a new play, adapted loosely from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost set in Prescott in 1813. Learn more about Maid for a Musket, including photos and video