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Undercurrents – by Ottawa Fringe Festival
February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One event on February 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
One event on February 7, 2020 at 7:00pm
One event on February 8, 2020 at 1:00pm
One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00pm
One event on February 11, 2020 at 7:00pm
One event on February 12, 2020 at 7:00pm
One event on February 13, 2020 at 7:00pm
One event on February 14, 2020 at 7:00pm
One event on February 15, 2020 at 1:00pm
The 2020 undercurrents festival will host artists from across Canada, from Newfoundland to British Columbia, and present twenty-five performances of original work, with six mainstage productions, and the Discovery Series of three local works-in-progress. Opening the festival is St.John’s Paul David Power, with his raw, unique show Crippled, on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:00 pm. A show that made national and international headlines for being denied entry into the United States, we are honoured to provide space to Power Productions.
Other visiting artists include former two former Ottawa locals. Now in Vancouver, Cory Thibert’s AWKWARD HUG – a true tale about family, Ottawa’s Affordable Housing Unit and a call to action to ParaTranspo – will make you feel warm and upset, in the best way. Also returning to the capital is Captain
Nick Di Gateno in Unbridled Futurism: A Sci-Fi Comedy Rock Show. After getting caught in the vast multiverse, audiences follow the adventures of Nick and his band as they dimension hop trying to get home to his wife and cat.
Fan favourites SNAFU (Little Orange Man, Snack Music) return with a mission – to save the world! From Victoria, Kitt and Jane will teach you how to survive when the end of the world is about to go down in Kitt & Jane: An Interactive Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future.
Locally, quirky and charming Ottawa creators Aplombusrhombus, bring us Cardinal, a clown show about Alzheimer’s disease (no, really.); and award-winning playwright Sarah Waisvisz’s newest work, Heartlines, is a look back at Nazi-fighters and visual artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, starring Margo MacDonald. The Discovery Series launches with Monica Bradford-Lea and Nicholas Leno’s Beth-Anne*, providing belly-laughs and charm, from the creators of 2019’s hit Light(less); emerging artists Litera Pro bring us Home Sweet…Something*, a new satire about answering for your identity; and theatre decentered graduates from Fresh Meat Festival with an expansion of their hit Honey Dew Me*, a brutally honest look at Ottawa’s history with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
Keeping with tradition, undercurrents will host free programming, including New Play Tuesday. Consistently a packed house, New Play Tuesday provides Ottawa-based playwrights an opportunity to test out new works and receive feedback from excited audience members. Celebrate our tenth anniversary at
our opening night after-party! Featuring pop-up art installations, local DJs, and of course, Dominion City beer.
To find out more about each individual show, head to undercurrentsfestival.ca/shows.