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"Woyzeck's Head" a Fresh and Original Take on a German Classic

Take it easy, Woyzeck…nice and slow.”

Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck is certainly recognizable to anyone who’s ever taken a contemporary theatre history class. Left incomplete upon the playwright’s death, the play is usually one of the theatre student’s first experiences with fragmented dramaturgy (or narrative structure). 934 more words


Cart Before the Horse Bakes up a (Nearly) "Perfect Pie"

Judith Thompson doesn’t exactly write what you would call “light-hearted” fare, despite what the title Perfect Pie might entice you to believe. Taking over Arts Court Theatre only until March 18th, Cart Before the Horse Theatre serves up some highly charged performances that give way to the moments of deep intensity that are characteristic of Thompson’s text. 1,144 more words


Condo sales set to launch at Arts Court redevelopment site

Ever since the city approved a plan for the redevelopment of Arts Court in 2013, we’ve heard about the expanded Ottawa Art Gallery, about much-needed space for the University of Ottawa, about a high-end hotel coming to the site. 1,014 more words


Undercurrents Theatre Festival Sees its Best Year Yet

Those of us living in Ottawa understand just how cruel these winter months can be. Despite having a relatively mild and easy December and January this year, these past few weeks in February have given us good reminder that we’re not through it yet. 1,044 more words


Getting to Room Temperature – Undercurrents 2016

An edited version of this review was published by Apt613.ca

Fringe theatre by its very name explores characters and topics frequently marginalized.  Getting to Room Temperature… 525 more words

Knock Knock: Man Walks into a Bar

Review by Wes Babcock

Man Walks Into a Bar pulls apart the conventions of comedy and theatre to deliver a powerful examination of the roles we inhabit in our real lives. 1,052 more words


Monstrous, or What's the Advantage?

Monstrous, or, The Miscegenation Advantage starts with a simple question of identity but quickly becomes distracted by unnecessary historical background and underused dramaturgical elements; this show raises issues instead of questions and because of this it becomes impossible to provide answers. 1,485 more words