Closing the curtain on Ottawa

Well it’s been a while since my last entry and as such, no shortage of news to report. Most notable, my 7 or so years here in Ottawa is coming to a close this summer as I prepare to relocate to Vancouver… something about going to see about a girl, and I couldn’t be more excited to start a new chapter in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities alongside the woman I love. Of course, I’ll still miss Ottawa and all the great people I’ve met and friends I’ve made, but there’s still plenty of time to get nostalgic and say goodbyes, and in the meantime there’s still news to report and a few upcoming projects to plug.

EDDIE MAY MURDER MYSTERIES – GAME OF BONES 

Well, the hugely successful run of Eddie May Murder Mysteries’ Game Of Bones continues at Scarlett’s Dinner Theatre and I’ve got a few final  kicks at the can at Littlefinger before I go. As always, great fun with some great folks and a Saturday night tradition I’ll miss greatly after I leave Ottawa. Eddie May has made a lot of work for a lot of Ottawa actors over the years, and I can say I’m proud to have been one of them. Thanks guys!

SPIDERSILK PRODUCTIONS – WHOSE AMELIA? AT OTTAWA FRINGE

After sadly having my last Vanity Project Productions Fringe project fall through earlier this year around BYOV uncertainty, I was more than happy to sit out this years Fringe and enjoy my final days in Ottawa as a patron, but when the opportunity to reunite with Age Of Arousal director Diana Fajrajsl and Bear & Co’s Rachel Eugster as well as work with recent import Naomi Tessler and stage manager Jessica Wong , AND get a chance to play William Shakespeare at this year’s Fringe, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.

Who wouldn’t want to be remembered as Shakespeare’s Dark Lady of the Sonnets (perhaps)? But would Aemilia Bassano Lanyer, the first woman to publish a book of poems in English, be willing to stand forever in the shadow of a man, however great? This new play puts the question directly to this remarkable Elizabethan, and it hits her right where she lives.

Check us out June 18-28 in the ODD Box at Arts Court

Thursday, June 18………..6:00 PM

Saturday, June 20………..7:30 PM

Monday, June 22………..10:00 PM

Wednesday, June 24……7:00 PM

Saturday, June 27………..3:00 PM

Sunday, June 28………….6:00 PM

…And although I’ll be moving on, be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming Bear & Co. projects, including another summer parks tour this July of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest! , I wish all the best to remaining Bear & Co. core members Eleanor Crowder and Rachel Eugster on all their future projects!