You're a newly minted civil servant, young and idealistic, and it's time for a big assignment: your first official memo. 

That's the starting point of The Public Servant, a new play running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in June.

"Anyone who's experienced any level of bureaucracy in their work or life will connect and see themselves and people they know in the story," said Haley McGee, one of the writers and actors in the play, in an interview for Our Ottawa.

The team behind the play interviewed more than 40 public servants in various Ottawa offices for research, and came up with a few interesting office archetypes that found their way into the play.

Find out more about the play in the interview above.

Our Ottawa, CBC Television's weekly magazine program, airs this Saturday at 12 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. and Monday at 1 p.m.

Join guest host David Gerow for a look at what's happening in our community, plus lifestyle tips and stories about health, consumer, music, arts and entertainment.

Also on Our Ottawa this week

  • Melvin the Mouse: Ottawa writer and hockey mom Christina Burke is the author of a new children's book series about a hockey-loving mouse named Melvin.
  • CBC Rewind: We take a look back at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer games, when the Canadian team made history and ranked fourth overall.
  • Royal swans: Ottawa's royal swans were released onto the Rideau River, and we've got the cute video.
  • Social media: Digital producer Jen Beard recaps the most talked-about stories, including a bylaw spat between neighbours in Britannia Park.

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