Queer plays at the Fringe Festival
Ten days of theatre bliss
The Ottawa Fringe Festival promises to turn Ottawa upside down with plays, poetry and performances from Canadians whose art embraces the world outside of mainstream theatre. For 10 days, from June 16 to 28, theatre-lovers can pick and choose works that suit their sensibilities. Once again, queer theatre is highlighted in the program — from solo pieces Falling Open and Fucking Stephen Harper to Moonfleece, a drama that tackles the angst of today’s youth.
Luna Allison, a queer Ottawa spoken-word artist, will debut her play Falling Open. Written and performed by Allison, Falling Open is the story of one family?s encounter with sexual abuse, told through the eyes of a doll. This show will be presented in an intimate venue — the author’s own apartment.
Falling Open by Luna Allison
Moonfleece, a drama presented by Senior Acting?s Company (Ottawa School of Speech and Drama) centres on the story of Curtis, who lost his brother many years earlier. Haunted by his brother’s ghost, Curtis learns through a botched séance that his brother was gay and was forced into hiding because their stepfather refused to accept him for who he was.
Moonfleece by Phillip Ridley
Studio 311, University of Ottawa