Ot­tawa Fringe Fes­ti­val

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june 14-24 ot­tawafringe.com Ot­tawa Fringe is the city’s largest the­atre fes­ti­val, pre­sent­ing 60 shows from across Canada and the world. “No mat­ter what you like, you’ll find it at the Fringe,” says Fes­ti­val Di­rec­tor Patrick Gau­thier. “Ev­ery year we present a wide va­ri­ety of styles such as com­edy, mu­sic, im­prov, clown, sto­ry­telling, dance, and pup­petry. And the best part? We re­turn 100 per cent of ticket sales back to the per­form­ers.” This year’s shows in­clude

Josephine, A Bur­lesque Cabaret Dream Play, a one-woman show about the 1920s singer, ac­tor, dancer, and civil rights ac­tivist Josephine Baker, and In­ter­stel­lar El­der about a “badass geri­atric as­tro­naut” try­ing to save hu­man­ity from a global, fa­tal farm­ing mis­take. Lo­cal award-win­ners present plays like MAL (a one woman com­edy cir­cus) that charts Rachelle Elie’s ca­reer as a clown, and The Last Spar­tan, where Pierre Brault em­bod­ies a 2,400-year-old war­rior tasked to de­fend art’s im­por­tance to so­ci­ety. Things are bet­ter on the fringe. Tickets start at $12.

Josephine

In­ter­stel­lar El­der

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