Well, our annual Twelfth Night Celebration at the NAC’s Fourth Stage has come and gone! Here’s what you missed at the fan-favourite event!
First, we did a brief recap of the year, highlighting the departure of long-time Big Fool Scott Florence (you can see video of his ROAST back in November here) and we welcomed our newest Fool, the hardest working designer in show-business, Vanessa Imeson, whose recent Foolish credits include the cartoonish costumes from this past summer’s The Comedy of Errors, and 2014’s Shipwrecked! at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, including the amazing magically transforming dress worn by Katie Ryerson!
Foolish fun coming up in 2016!
Undercurrents Festival: Feb 10-20, 2016
The Fools won’t be performing at this year’s Undercurrents Festival, produced by the Ottawa Fringe, however Foolish fans will recognize the decor in the party room from 2011’s A Midwinter’s Dream Tale at the GCTC! Arts Court studio will be transformed into a winter wonderland and AL Connors DJs the parties. Also, if you’d like to rent these amazing set pieces, drop us a line!
Ottawa Theatre Challenge: March 26, 2016
It’s back! Our annual contest of creation returns to the NAC’s Fourth Stage. All Ottawa theatre companies are challenged to create an original short piece inspired by items selected by the previous year’s winner. Those who don’t accept the challenge are branded CHICKEN, while those who do vie for the coveted Rubber Chicken Award, presented by a panel of easily bribed judges. Always a crowd pleaser, tickets are on sale now!
Torchlight Shakespeare Series
The Amazing Adventures of PERICLES Prince of Tyre
Dueling knights, dastardly pirates, proper princesses, promiscuous prostitutes, an ancient goddess and not one but TWO shipwrecks!
How could the Fools have waited so long to tell the thrilling tale of Pericles, Prince of Tyre? When our hero discovers a dark secret about the evil king of Antioch, Pericles is forced to flee for his life.
So begins an epic voyage that takes Pericles across several seas to far off lands where he discovers adventure, love and just maybe what life is all about. Don’t miss this exciting, fast paced escapade set in a mythical world and played against the backdrop of Ottawa’s parks.
Directed by Catriona Leger and featuring AL Connors as Pericles, the show runs July 4 to August 20 in parks all over Ottawa and beyond!
Aug 2-12 camp for teens
Aug 15-19 camp for kids 7 and up
Spend your summer with the Fools with a full day drama camp! Come learn about a Company of Fools’ unique approach to Shakespeare, slapstick, physical comedy, acting and more by working with professional Fools in a fun, dynamic, Foolish environment.