Centre stage: A guide to Ottawa's theatre scene this winter
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 07 November 2012 16:48
Whenever the curtains open on an Ottawa stage, theatre lovers can expect to be taken to a completely different world, suspend reality for a few hours and enter into the lives of the characters onstage. For guests staying at a charming Ottawa hotel this winter, the theatre scene is ripe with original and classic productions, featuring actors from the capital city and across the country. Whether visitors are theatre buffs or not, they can either attend a play or purchase a few tickets as the perfect gift for loved ones who enjoy watching productions.
Here's a rundown of what's on in Ottawa this winter season:
'Fly Me to the Moon,' Great Canadian Theatre Company
From November 1-18, the Great Canadian Theatre Company will put on "Fly Me to the Moon" - a hilarious yet twisted comedy about two protagonists, Loretta Mackie and Frances Shields, whose normal day working as hospice care providers turns upside-down as their client unexpectedly dies while using the restroom. The two women are faced with trying to cover up the incident while getting to know each other on a personal level along the way - all while a dead man's body lies in the other room.
Audience members will be at the edge of their seats for the duration of the show, not only because of the fast-paced and witty dialogue, but also due to the urgency of the situation at hand. This dark comedy is geared toward adults, which visitors may want to keep in mind before they purchase tickets in advance.
'Pride and Prejudice,' National Arts Centre Theatre
Beginning on November 21, theatre buffs staying at lovely Ottawa accommodations need only take a short trip from their lodgings to head to the National Arts Centre Theatre's production of the classic Jane Austen novel, "Pride and Prejudice." This romantic tale is the original chick flick as audience members enter the intimate lives of vivacious Elizabeth Bennet and the enigmatic and suave Mr. Darcy. After a lifetime of rejecting the notion of marriage, Bennet's perception shifts as she finds herself falling for the charismatic Mr. Darcy.
Anyone who has ever wanted to know what it would have been like to live in a time when chivalry pervaded any social interaction between a man and a woman would love to watch the forever-relevant "Pride and Prejudice."