Spring has finally sprung and brought with it the unexpected surprise of a slot at this year’s Ottawa Fringe! After having missed out on the lottery this year, the addition of an extra venue put Vanity Project back in the running and we managed to squeak onto this years Festival programming, to follow up on last year’s Vanity Project Productions debut, The Vanity Project.
This year we’ve gone a different route, setting our musical theatre mandate aside briefly to celebrate the life and work of one of America’s greatest poet/writers, Edgar Allan Poe. Inspired by the stories and poetry of literary legend Edgar Allen Poe, experience a dark and ghoulish world of mystery and the macabre. Join us as we spin Poe’s tragic, twisted tales of solitude, fear and madness. With a brand new script from a brand new associate David M. Beecroft, and under the artistic eye of director Stewart Matthews, it should be an interesting evening at the theatre.
No stage time for me this time out, as I’ll be working onstage with Blacksheep Theatre’s Paco V. Put To Sleep, but the show will feature the work of a fantastic bunch of local actors, some of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with and others I’m excited to be working with for the first time, Jeremy Piamonte, Sara Duplancic, Hannah Gibson Fraser and Anna Lewis. Also super excited to have Lynn Cox on board for some inspired lighting design.
I hope you’ll check us out at the Ottawa Fringe Festival this year, advance tickets available online at: www.ottawafringe.com starting May 30th!
Venue: Studio Leonard Beaulne, Univ.Of Ottawa
Friday, June 20 – 9:30pm (2 for 1)
Saturday, June 21 – 7:30pm
Sunday, June 22 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, June 25 – 8:30pm
Friday, June 27 – 11:00pm
Sunday, June 29 – 4:00pm
Also, I’d recommend checking out ‘Art’ from Same Day Theatre at the Gladstone as it opens this week. And stay tuned for a host of upcoming project announcements, including Vanity Project Productions and Bear & Co. offerings for the upcoming Gladstone Season (being announced this Friday) as well as another summer Shakespeare coming your way by a new player on the Ottawa scene, filling the void left by Bear & Co.’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare tour hiatus.
And why no summer tour for Bear & Co. this year you ask? After producing 7 shows in the last 2 years we figured we deserved a summer off, but we’re looking forward to seeing you at The Gladstone this Fall!