Fringe Festival suggestions

The Ottawa Fringe Festival is ongoing and, while I am a big fan of theatre, I was having some difficulty in picking out which plays to see. Thankfully, I was recently able to secure some suggestions from someone familiar with the festival and those performing in it:

Between now and when the festival ends on the 29th, I aim to see and report on at least a couple of these.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

16 thoughts on “Fringe Festival suggestions”

  1. Wooing the bloggers
    June 22nd 2008 Posted to A. Ottawa, F. The Whole Enchilada

    The Ottawa Fringe Festival hosted a wine and cheese party for local bloggers last night at Arts Court.

  2. Hey, Sibilant —
    I would LOVE to have you in the audience for “Circumference”. I realize your fellow blogger Knitnut just saw the show and had mixed reactions; I encourage you to see the show for yourself and see what your reactions are! Remaining performances are Thursday 6/27 at 9;30 pm, Saturday 6/28 at noon, and Sunday 6/29 at 5:30 pm.

    Thanks, and happy Fringing!

    — Amy Salloway, Awkward Moment Productions, “Circumference”

  3. Dear Sibilant:

    Not too many reviewers checking out The Triumph of Judith Shakespeare yet, but the show must be getting a buzz on somewhere, our houses have jumped from 28 to 42 to 80 on Sunday. As playwright, I’m really looking for any and all feedback about this completely new script! And the cast are all new Ottawa thespians, eager to strut their stuff.

    Hope you and fellow bloggers can attend!

    This Wed, 6:30, Fri, 6:30 and Sat 8:00!

    Have a great Fringe!

    Laurie Fyffe

  4. I have never felt so courted.

    I should stress that the above is not a comprehensive list. It is the product of the past experiences of the sole experienced Fringe-goer I have been able to interrogate.

  5. Fringe Festival: Circumference (and the dimensions of humour)
    By zoom! on Fringe Festival

    First off, a disclaimer: I have no experience at reviewing plays, and I’m probably less perceptive and insightful about plays than the average audience member. So please, take what I say with a grain of salt; it really is just my humble opinion.

    I liked Circumference, but I found the audience reactions disconcerting.

  6. My apologies. Your masterful sonnet is infinitely superior to the wine, cheese, passes, and blog comments thus provided by Fringe Festival personnel.

    The comment above was largely made in jest.

  7. I understand.. All it takes is a group of clamouring fans, some wine and cheese, free festival tickets and suddenly…

    Yeah, that’s about enough.

    Well, you’ll see. I will write the most sonnety sonnet EVER!!!! And all will bask in the glory of the sonnetiest sonnet that has ever been sonneted.

    Gah ha!

  8. Sunday, June 29, 2008
    Fringe Festival: Singing at the Edge of the World

    Last week, the Ottawa Fringe Festival invited a bunch of us bloggers to a wine and cheese. As you know, I love free stuff, but what really got me there was (a) an opportunity to meet some of my favourite bloggers without them thinking I was stalking them [Even though bloggers tell you their favourite hangouts and where they are going, they may get freaked out if you show up at those places and introduce yourself]; and (b) guaranteed posting material.

  9. Quoth the raven: there is more
    June 22nd, 2008

    Last night I attended the Ottawa Fringe Festival’s Blogging Wine and Cheese event. Kristina invited me to go with her. We started out with dinner at Perfection, Satisfaction, Promiseon Laurier and then meandered over to the event.

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