Coming soon! ‘The School for Wives’ by Moliere.

SevenThirty and Plosive Productions join together to present the classic comedy

The School for Wives

by Moliere

 

The Gladstone Theatre

Opening September 12th.

 

Don’t miss this great play in a new translation by David Whiteley

My Brilliant Divorce starring Kate Hurman

Capital Critics Circle Announces Fourteenth Annual Theatre Awards : November Wins Two Awards!

SevenThirty Productions has received two awards for the 2012/2013 season by the Capital Critics Circle.

Best professional production:

SevenThirty Productions’ November by David Mamet, directed by John P. Kelly.

Best actor (professional):

Todd Duckworth as the President in November.

For a full list of the awards visit the Capital Critics Circle website.

Playing March 5th 2013 : Absurd Person Singular

It’s four seasons now since The Gladstone burst onto the Ottawa scene with Sir Alan’s classic How the Other Half Loves. Absurd Person Singular is the next piece he created in his long career as the UK’s most successful writer of comedy of the late 20th century and it will have you laughing in the aisles as much as our Gladstone opener! Follow a similar crazy bunch of characters over three consecutive Christmas parties! We will give you Christmas all over again in March 2013!

What do our critics think?

See our Reviews for more details…

November Playing To Rave Reviews

 Playing November 21 to December 8 at The Gladstone -

NOVEMBER, by David Mamet

 See our Reviews for more details…

Productions in November and December 2012…

(credit Lois Siegel) John P. Kelly


Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones

at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

Directed by John P. Kelly (Note – this is not a SevenThirty Production)

Visit the GCTC website for more details.



Fly Me To The Moon: John P.Kelly’s production at the GCTC is a winner – Capital Critics’ Circle
This is the Canadian première of Fly Me To The Moon and it would be hard to imagine a more delightful, honest and funny presentation of such deliciously flawed characters than what we have in this production. – The Charlbois Post
Directed by John P. Kelly, who recently directed Jones’ Stones in His Pockets at The Gladstone, this production is the Canadian premiere of Fly Me to the Moon. It’s a good one. – Ottawa Citizen



NOVEMBER, by David Mamet

Directed by John P. Kelly

November 21–December 8 (preview November 21)

 

Currently in rehearsals, it is a savagely funny political satire….
Starring Todd Duckworth as The President of the United States. And featuring Steve Martin, Tom Charlebois, Chantale Plante and Bruce Sinclair. – John P. Kelly

Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones


The multi-award-winning Irish play

Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones

opens the Gladstone Theatre’s impressive 2012-2013 season

By arrangement with Paul Elliott, Adam Kenwright & Pat Moylan

Presented by SevenThirty Productions

Directed by John P Kelly

                September 7 to 29, 2012 (preview September 6) 

SevenThirty Productions’ John P. Kelly returns this fall to kick-off the Gladstone’s 2012-2013 season with the world famous Irish two-hander Stones In His Pockets, featuring Ottawa favourites Zach Counsil and Richard Gélinas, from September 7 to 29.

This witty, funny and yet profoundly moving play by Marie Jones (A Night in November, Fly me to the Moon) tells the story of Charlie Conlon and Jake Quinn, two down-on-their-luck Irish lads living in rural County Kerry—a town recently overrun by a visiting Hollywood film crew.  Stones In His Pockets won the prestigious Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy, and ran for four record breaking years in London’s West End before being nominated for the Tony Award for Best Comedy when it transferred to Broadway for its successful three-year run.

Counsil and Gélinas’ standout performances in last season’s The 39 Steps garnered unprecedented media attention, and Kelly is delighted to showcase this dynamic duo once again this fall.  “The two actors will portray more than fifteen different characters in the play,” says Kelly. “This acting tour-de-force is the perfect vehicle to showcase the versatility and talent of these two exceptional local performers.  Ottawa audiences are in for a real treat.”

SevenThirty Productions and Ottawa’s Great Canadian Theatre Company are collaborating by co-promoting two plays by this famous author in their respective theatres, less than two months apart.  Audiences can see Ms Jones’ most famous play Stones In His Pockets at the Gladstone and then her very latest Fly Me to the Moon at the Irving Greenberg Theatre (October 30 to November 18).

Announcing the 2012-2013 Season at The Gladstone

The Gladstone celebrates continued success with the launch of the first year-round season since the theatre changed management in 2011! Partner companies SevenThirty Productions and Plosive Productions welcome the return of Black Sheep Theatre and look forward to the first Bear & Co. production to grace The Gladstone stage.

The Gladstone presents Ottawa theatregoers with eight shows by four fabulous companies in a single season! The Gladstone is Ottawa’s home for independent professional theatre companies with full-scale professional productions that impress. The line-up consists of:

 

Stones In His pockets, by Marie Jones, directed by John P. Kelly : September 7-29 (preview September 6)

We open our season with this world-famous comedy by the writer of A Night in November which made SevenThirty a force in Ottawa six years ago.   The dynamic duo of Richard Gélinas and Zach Counsil return to The Gladstone following up on their stunning performances as the two Clowns in last year’s opener The 39 Steps.  Visit with us a film-set in rural Ireland as two actors create a host of hilarious yet moving characters.

produced by SevenThirty Productions

 

 

How It Works, by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Stewart Matthews : October 5–20 (preview October 4)

A heartwarming tale told with humour and love, about reinventing family and the healing power of storytelling. Well known to local audiences for Marion Bridge, This Is What Happens Next and Communion, MacIvor’s works have earned him Governor General, Chalmers, Dora and Genie Awards and the Siminovitch Prize.

produced by Plosive Productions

 

 

 

NOVEMBER, by David Mamet, directed by John P. Kelly : November 21–December 8 (preview November 20)

November means election time in the US, and the incumbent president’s chances are looking grim—but he won’t go down without the fight of his life! In no-holds barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America and the lengths to which people go to win. Time to pardon a turkey and change the national dish to tuna! “Maniacally funny” said the Press! We think “adults only” for Mr. Mamet’s style!

produced by SevenThirty Productions

 

 

Miracle on 34th Street: The Radio Show : December 14–23 (preview December 13)

Adapted by Teri Loretto-Valentik and John Cook from the book by Valentine Davies, directed by Nicole Milne

Could the Macy’s department store Santa be the real thing? This holiday season, Plosive takes you back to the Golden Age of Radio with a new adaptation of everyone’s favourite Christmas story, Miracle on 34th Street. This much-loved holiday classic is a treat for families of all ages!

produced by Plosive Productions

***EXTRA FAMILY-FRIENDLY 3PM MATINEES FRIDAYS—SUNDAYS***

 

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog : January 16–February 2 (preview January 15)

By Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon

Music by Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon, adapted for the stage and directed by Dave Dawson

The musical comedy internet sensation from Joss Whedon (Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers) comes to life! A love story with supervillain maniacal laughs and superheroic songs, Dr. Horrible is an instant cult classic.

produced by Black Sheep Theatre

 

Billy Bishop Goes to War : February 8–23 (preview February 7)

Written & composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson, directed by Teri Loretto-Valentik

One of Canada’s most popular stage plays comes to The Gladstone in February. This musical about Canada’s flying ace brought Gray the 1981 Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Award, the 1982 Chalmers Canadian Play Award, and the 1983 Governor General’s Award for drama.

produced by Plosive Productions

 

Absurd Person Signular by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by John P. Kelly : March 5–23 (preview March 4)

It’s four seasons now since The Gladstone burst onto the Ottawa scene with Sir Alan’s classic How the Other Half Loves. Absurd Person Singular is the next piece he created in his long career as the UK’s most successful writer of comedy of the late 20th century and it will have you laughing in the aisles as much as our Gladstone opener! Follow a similar crazy bunch of characters over three consecutive Christmas parties! We will give you Christmas all over again in March 2013!

produced by SevenThirty Productions

 

 

 

The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, directed by Eleanor Crowder : April 19–May 4 (preview April 18)

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, like you’ve never seen it before. First comes love, then comes marriage? Not according to William Shakespeare. First you’ve got to tame the bride, but what if she plays rough? Treat her like a man, of course. Let the battle begin.

produced by Bear & Co.

 

 

Subscriptions for all eight shows or “Pick 6” selections are now available online at www.thegladstone.ca or by contacting the box office at gladstoneboxoffice@gmail.com or calling 613-233-4523.