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Today my friend and colleague Kat Fournier and I launched the very first episode of Just Another Gala: Your Ottawa Theatre Podcast. Ottawa’s theatre scene has exploded in the last few years, and we feel that some thorough on-air discussion is in order. Join us!

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What a surprise when I opened The Fulcrum (the University of Ottawa’s student-run newspaper) this afternoon and saw – not one – but TWO articles about Ottawa theatre. Not only were these articles insightful and informative, they were also very well-written. The writers knew their audience (namely, students) and knew exactly what to say to get them excited by the topic at hand (namely, local theatre). Plus, the feature arts article actually plugged my website!

So I thought I’d return the favour. Check THIS out:

Column by Peter Henderson, Arts and Culture Editor

Raising the Curtain on Ottawa’s Fall Theatre Season
by Anna Coutts, Fulcrum Contributor

Enjoy! and don’t forget to check out all the amazing theatre this season!

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Steve Martin

The Gladstone Owner Steve Martin and Manager John Collins announced the new performing arts venue’s new season this afternoon. And let me tell you, we have a whole lot to look forward to! The shows listed here are just the beginning. These two entrepreneurs plan for their season to feature a total of 15 productions, to run during the regular season and during the summer. That means much more work available for local actors, directors, and designers.

September 11 – October 4, 2008
Gladstone Productions presents:
How the Other Half Loves

By Alan Aykbourn
Directed by John P. Kelly
Featuring Pierre Brault, Kris Joseph, Michelle LeBlanc, Teri Loretto, Andy Massingham, and Alix Sideris

October 9 – October 25, 2008
Gladstone Productions presents:
Rabbit Hole
By David Lindsay-Abaire
(2007 Pulitzer Prize, 2007 Tony Best Actress [4 other nominations])
Directed by Janet Irwin

John P. Kelly

October 30 – November 15, 2008
SevenThirty Productions presents:
Catalpa
By Donal O’Kelly
Directed by John P. Kelly
Featuring Pierre Brault

December 14, 2008 – January 3, 2009
SevenThirty Productions presents:
Kings of the Kilburn Highroad
By Jimmy Murphy
Directed by John P. Kelly

January 8 – January 24, 2009
SevenThirty Productions presents:
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
By Martin McDonough
(2006 Tony 5 nominations)
Directed by John P. Kelly

February 4 – February 21, 2009
Gladstone Productions & A Company of Fools present:
A Midwinter’s Dream Tale
By William Shakespeare & A Company of Fools

Janet Irwin and Laurie Steven

Janet Irwin and Laurie Steven

February 25 – March 14, 2009
Gladstone Productions presents:
Doubt
By John Patrick Shanley
(2005 Pulitzer Prize; 2005 Tony for Play, Actress, Supporting Actress, and Director, 2007 American Touring Show of the Year)
Directed by John P. Kelly

March 18 – April 4, 2009
Gladstone Productions presents:
Glengarry Glen Ross
By David Mamet
(1984 Pulitzer Prize; 1984 Tony for Actor, 4 other nominations)
Directed by John Koensgen

April 16 – May 2, 2009
Odyssey Theatre presents:
A Guy Named Joe
Written and Directed by Laurie Steven

May 6 – May 23, 2009
Starry Nights presents:
All Changed
by Klaas van Weringh
Directed by Janet Irwin

May 27 – June 13, 2009
SevenThirty Productions presents:
Shining City
By Conor McPherson
(2006 Tony 2 nominations)
Directed by John P. Kelly

The Gladstone – Experience Theatre

Find out more by visiting http://www.thegladstone.ca or check out my article in the October edition of Ottawa Life Magazine.

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