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REVIEW: Ottawa’s undercurrents festival explores a vast sea of emotions and styles

Curated by Ottawa Fringe, the 14th rendition of undercurrents festival has concluded, having brought fresh, fiery theatre productions to audiences in Canada's capital.

By Amira Benjamin, and Aisling Murphy / Feb 21, 2024
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: Prison Dancer at the NAC is a rehabilitating tale of humanity

Carmen Leilani De Jesus, Romeo Candido, and Nina Lee Aquino have created a contemporary classic with Prison Dancer.

By Amira Benjamin / Nov 28, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

REVIEW: Hairspray in Ottawa is a sugar-sweet song and dance down memory lane

Did someone order some Hairspray? Well, it’s arrived at the National Arts Centre, and it’s more than ready to win your heart over.

By Amira Benjamin / Nov 16, 2023

REVIEW: The Supine Cobbler is a hilarious, deeply intimate trip to the abortion clinic at GCTC

The play is strange, which is a loving compliment to Connell’s playwriting, but also entirely familiar; the space used feels endless, a testament to how malleable the play is and the strength of Pearlman’s direction.

By Amira Benjamin / Sep 30, 2023