Ottawa Fringe Festival, 2012

fringe-logo_190x106.jpgThe 2012 Ottawa Fring Festival. Ottawa's largest theatre festival took place June 14 to 24 at venues in downtown Ottawa.

 

Now in its sixteenth year, the Ottawa Fringe Festival encourages artists to explore and test boundaries and make bold choices in the creation of art. The guiding principles of the Fringe include unrestricted artistic expression, accessibility and community development.

 

The Canadian Fringe Festival model is unique in two respects: it guarantees that the artists involved receive 100% of ticket revenue and it does not subject the artists' work to jury approval or censor it in any way.

 

Keep checking back. We'll be covering the festival on our shows over the next couple of weeks - and posting all of that fabulous content ici!

 

All in a Day, Fringe Theme # 1: Film Noir 

All in a Day is reviewing Fringe Festival Plays by theme. Thursday's theme: Film Noir.


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Ottawa Morning, a postcard of "Little Orange Man"

Take a listen to this little postcard from the Ottawa Fringe Festival, which aired Friday June 15, 2012 on Ottawa Morning.The production featured in this clip is Little Orange Man.

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Ottawa Morning, The Apartment 613 Fringe Festival Marathon!
Apartment 613 is committed to this festival!  The Ottawa blog will have writers at each of the Fringe Festival performances. This morning, Robyn had a few of them in to Ottawa Morning talk about what they might be in for over the next week.

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All in a Day, Fringe Theme # 2: Dysfunctional Relationships 

All in a Day is reviewing Fringe Festival Plays by theme. Friday's theme: Dysfunctional Relationships.

 

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All in a Day, Fringe Theme #3: Impossible Pairings

All in a Day is reviewing Fringe Festival Plays by theme. Monday's theme: Imaginary and Impossible pairings.


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Ottawa Morning, a postcard from "Breaking Rank"

Here's a quick preview of the play "Breaking Rank" described in the Ottawa Fringe program as "Shades of Catch-22, overtones of Gomer Pyle, USMC, and a foundation of Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant". It sounds compelling doesn't it?

 

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All in a Day, Fringe Theme # 4: Plays that Feature Suicide (and comedy)

All in a Day is reviewing Fringe Festival Plays by theme. Tuesday's theme: Suicide and Comedy.



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Ottawa Morning, a postcard of "White Noise"

A snapshot from "White Noise" based on the true local tragedy of Carleton student Nadia Kajouji, capturing the last moments of a young woman's journey toward taking her own life.


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Ottawa Morning, a postcard of "Crux"

From the Hightide Theatre Co. in Ottawa, "Crux" is a quirky musical which "takes us from from the bright streets of Ottawa into the dim corners of the mind."


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All in a Day, Fringe Theme # 5: Plays featuring older characters

Alan take a look at two plays at the Fringe. "Mabel's Last Performance" and "Vernus Says Surprise".  


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Ottawa Morning, a postcard of "Mabel's Last Performance"

Mabel is a feisty lady who finds herself in early retirement at a nursing home, thanks to Alzheimer's disease. After a life of being a swinging single and successful actress, the home isn't exactly up to Mabel's speed; she isn't ready to give up on life just yet!


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All in a Day, Fringe Theme #6: The Apocalypse

Would you rather survive an apocalypse huddled in a big-box superstore with other survivors while a zombie threat nearby prepares to devour your brand... OR, would you rather survive an apocalypse huddled in a theatre with surviving custodians while an entity called "Corp" prepares to take over your brain?


Tough choice, but representatives from the productions Trashman's Dilemma and Leftovers may help you decide.



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Keep checking back - we've got plenty more where this came from. We'll be posting fresh content throughout the week of June 18.




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