Without a doubt, the “must see” show of the 2009 Ottawa Fringe was Countries Shaped Like Stars http://micasatheatre.com/performances/countries-shaped-like-stars/ . This play was so popular it sold out regularly during the Fringe.
I tried to see it twice but failed both times because of its popularity. During one occasion, I actually saw people running to try and catch it. That’s even more impressive (for me anyway) than any other form of accolade could be; however, Countries Shaped like Stars also took down the Fringe 2009 award for outstanding overall production and it won top honours in the Ottawa Citizen’s top 5 critic’s picks as well.
I was disappointed that I missed it at Fringe but I feel fortunate that I have a chance to see it again. Those of you in Ottawa will have the same opportunity :).
What is unique about this performance is that it will be put on in a family home. I think this is fantastic and will make for a very intimate venue. Bringing theatre out of conventional spaces is ground breaking. I love when this happens. In fact, tonight I am off to the Mechanicsville Monologues at the Carleton Tavern. I am therefore very excited to be going to this house performance of a Countries Shaped Liked Stars on Saturday November 21 at 8:00 p.m.
If you’re interested in attending as well please contact Charlie and Bridget at this e-mail address for more info.: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am told some snacks will be provided as well. Great theatre, good people and snacks, what better way to spend a Saturday evening?