See a theatrical double-header on an Ottawa holiday
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:31
Checking out venues with personality may be important to travellers who truly want to immerse themselves in a new atmosphere while on vacation. When individuals visit Canada's capital city, there are more than enough interesting places to see and things to do to please all types of guests in town.
For instance, travellers who have a funny bone may want to make plans to spend an evening at Arts Court on their holiday. The establishment's website says they have been a home for the creative types in Ottawa since the 1970s. Featuring art galleries, dance performances, plays, films and more, this venue aims to offer art to a wide audience that has been cultivated by more than 25 independent art communities throughout the city.
This spring, guests will be offered a unique chance to see two fantastic plays in one night at Arts Court. Presented by the Evolution Theatre Company, these shows will run for one week at the end of April and demonstrate the best of the best in local contemporary drama.
The first play, called Boxhead, is a thought-provoking piece about a man who accidentally clones himself and struggles with a unique challenge - a cardboard box attached permanently to his head.
The other, titled Mary Magdalene and Adventures in Sobriety, is a satirical piece about the famous Biblical woman and her 2,000-year journey that eventually leads her to the streets of modern-day Toronto.
Evolution Theatre is a new face in Ottawa's drama scene, yet has developed a solid following in the last five years for its different-minded plays. Actors, actresses, writers and technicians that are part of this company frequently receive Canadian theatre awards for their scripts, skills on stage and even set designs. Past performances include Arabian Night, The Ventriloquist and Insomnia. Travellers interested in progressive plays can visit the troupe's website to find out about other upcoming shows in the near future.
More information can be explored at Arts Court's official website. The play this spring may cover some more mature themes, so parents should use their best judgement and perhaps leave the little ones at home. Seeing a unique theatrical performance can be the perfect kick off for tours of Ottawa and exploring all the things this region has to offer.