Overall, I had a great time watching this show despite any misgivings. I would be interested to see this piece develop further as it seems as though this could be a great opportunity to use it as a vehicle to get people interested in learning stage combat here in Ottawa. With a little bit more time in the rehearsal room The Adventures of Red Rascal has potential to be something truly exciting.
This piece, technically speaking, is neither a bad play nor a bad production. As I stated before, there is merit in both the staging and the performers themselves and a lot of responses to this show have been very positive. However, it becomes obvious to anyone with just a little knowledge about Eastern European peoples that this production lacks any in-depth research on that front. Pachiv! might benefit from bringing in a dramaturg who knows something about Romani culture should this show see a remount.
Hootenanny! is a thoroughly enjoyable piece despite any and all technical difficulties. The script and performers are strong enough to carry their message through with or without perfect tech and is one I would recommend catching before the Fringe is through. You’re guaranteed more than a few laughs and a satisfying emotional conclusion.
Two Girls, One Corpse might not have the freshest narrative when it comes to their overall premise but the killer rapport between the two performers on stage definitely makes up for it. There has been a resurgence of a particular story line in recent years, where the plot rests on the idea that the characters […]
Damaged Goods is a brand new show featuring contemporary choreography by Ottawa local Jocelyn Todd and is the only dance show at this year’s Ottawa Fringe Festival. Although it has received its share of talk and scandal, if you will, you should definitely see this show for its artistic merits more so than the controversy it inspired.