Shakespeare and You (Development)
Feb. 7 – 19
undercurrents at the GCTC
The Fools have been invited to develop a new piece at the GCTC’s undercurrents Festival.
Following the astounding success of the inaugural festival in January 2011, GCTC’s Studio will once again host an exciting mix of ground-breaking local plays and the hottest independent shows from across the country. While amazing new theatre is happening in the Studio, the Fools will be in the lobby picking your brain about how to develop our next piece!
Sweets and Sonnets Delivery
Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, All Across Ottawa
Send a loved one a Shakespeare sonnet as a special treat!
An actor in faux Elizabethan garb will, on bended knee, read the Shakespeare sonnet of your choice to your intended and then, leave behind a little bag of sweets.
We deliver anywhere in the Greater Ottawa area including to restaurants, workplaces and offices, on Valentine’s Day between 9am and 7 pm.
If your sweetheart is far away do not despair!
We also whisper sweet poetry over the telephone to anywhere in North America for those parted from their Love on this special day.
A Sweets and Sonnet delivery is $79.99 Sweet Words $59.99
Book early because there are only so many Fools to go around!
Choose your sonnet here!
Then email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ottawa Theatre Challenge
Tuesday March 27, 2012
National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage
In celebration of World Theatre Day, theatre companies from across the region compete in a Contest of Creation. Each theatre company has 48 hours to write, rehearse and produce a brand new piece of theatre. Who will win the coveted Rubber Chicken Award?
April 30-May 12
Venues across the City
A misfit band of actors is suddenly jolted into a creative frenzy when the spirit of William Shakespeare descends upon one of the players. Rap, improvisation, slapstick, and all the shenanigans you know and love from the Fools in a 60 minute exploration of some of Shakespeare’s greatest deaths.
Now for the twist…
With our summer show, we travel from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, passing the hat to pay the bills. We thought we’d give the same thing a try, only with an indoor show! Afternoons we perform in schools across the city, and evenings we perform in different venues, such as the Glebe Community Centre, MacKay United Church’s Memorial Hall, and the Old School House in MacDonald’s Corner. We’re still devising the full schedule – check for it online in the spring!
Torchlight Shakespeare: Henry the Fifth
July 2 – August 18 2012 in Parks all across Ottawa!
War is Heck!
Henry the Fifth is a Boy meets Girl story with a slight twist. Part ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and part ‘Before Sunrise’ this tale of patriotism and romance finds the boy, struggling under the heavy mantle of recent ascension to the throne. Excited to try his leadership skills he sets out to invade the girl’s country, based on a dubious claim to the throne. He lays siege to a key logistical port, marches inland and against the odds manages to defeat a much larger force by deploying new military strategies and then he meets girl.
Presented by the graduating class of the Wm. Golding Academy Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fifth a reflection on what it means to be a monarch. This is an overreaching and unflinching production that tackles all the tough questions: Why do we fight wars?
What qualities make a good leader?
Can this cockpit hold the vasty fields of France?
And what are we going to do with all of these tennis balls?