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  1. CORRUPTION, DECEPTION AND RAZOR-SHARP WIT ABOUND IN KIDD PIVOT’S REVISOR

    February 27, 2019

    Canadian heavyweights Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young use farce to explore themes of politics and moral bankruptcy in this innovative dance theatre hybrid   OTTAWA — The National Arts Centre (NAC) is thrilled to present Revisor, the highly anticipated new work by Kidd Pivot from February 28 – March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Babs Asper Theatre. Choreographer Crystal Pite... Read more

  2. STUDENTS FROM ACROSS CAPE BRETON MEET ON THE ESKASONI FIRST NATION TO MAKE MUSIC AND ART ABOUT FORGIVENESS AND HEALING

    February 27, 2019

    “Apiksiktuaqn” includes musicians from the NAC Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, and acclaimed Eskasoni artists Ursula Johnson and Richard Poulette OTTAWA, February 27, 2019 — More than 200 students from across Cape Breton, musicians from the NAC Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia, and the acclaimed Mi’kmaw artists Richard Poulette and Ursula Johnson, who are from Eskasoni,... Read more

  3. DAVID ABEL NAMED AS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S ENGLISH THEATRE

    February 19, 2019

    Renewed leadership of English Theatre also includes the extension of Jillian Keiley’s term as Artistic Director until 2022 OTTAWA, February 19, 2019 — The National Arts Centre today announced the appointment of arts manager David Abel as Managing Director of the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre. He will work alongside Artistic Director Jillian Keiley, whose term has been... Read more

  4. NAC English Theatre Presents Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain - February 27 - March 9 Azrieli Studio

    February 15, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation Prince Hamlet Adapted from William Shakespeare and Directed by Ravi Jain A Why Not Theatre (Toronto) Production February 27 – March 9, 2019 February 14, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “A fearless, imaginative reimagining of Hamlet that consistently challenges our perceptions.” – The Slotkin Letter When he learns his father’s... Read more

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  6. NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY THROUGHOUT 2019

    January 30, 2019

    Programming includes an Open House on June 2, the BIG BANG festival, the NAC Orchestra’s European Tour and the launch of NAC Indigenous Theatre   OTTAWA, January 30, 2019 — The National Arts Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 with an array of special programming and activities that includes a public Open House on June 2, 2019 – exactly 50 years to the day... Read more

  7. The French Theatre presents: Le songe d’une nuit d’été

    January 30, 2019

    “This re-reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is fresh, lively, quite sexy, and most important, hilarious.” Geneviève Bouchard, Le Soleil, 21 janvier 2017 (transl.)   January 30, 2019 – OTTAWA – A romantic romp in an enchanted forest on a midsummer night. Shakespeare at his most comical, imaginative and agile. A lively and energetic re-telling... Read more

  8. NAC English Theatre Presents THE WEDDING PARTY Babs Asper Theatre January 30 - February 9

    January 23, 2019

    NAC English Theatre Presentation The Wedding Party by Kristen Thomson based on the characters created by Trish Lindström, Tony Nappo, Moya O’Connell, Tom Rooney and Bahia Watson Directed by Chris Abraham A Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) and Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) Production January 30 – February 9, 2019 January 16, 2019 – OTTAWA (Canada) – “What... Read more

  9. CITY OF OTTAWA PROCLAIMS “NAC ORCHESTRA COMMUNITY WEEK” AS THE ANNUAL, HALLMARK OUTREACH PROGRAM BEGINS

    January 21, 2019

    The annual community collaboration reaches hundreds in the NCR through side-by-side workshops and concerts in schools, hospitals and senior living centres. OTTAWA — The annual NAC Orchestra Community Week begins today. To mark the occasion, Mayor Jim Watson has proclaimed January 21st to 27th NAC Orchestra Community Week in Ottawa. The program’s mission is to reach students, youth,... Read more

  10. The French theatre presents: Hamlet_director's cut

    January 16, 2019

    January 30, 31, February 1, 2 at 8 p.m. in the NAC Azrieli Studio Performed in French only with no English surtitles “In a remarkable visual twist, director François Blouin surrounds Marc Beaupré’s Hamlet with eerie spectres, not just of Hamlet’s father, but of Claudius, Gertrude, Ophelia and so on.” Jim Burke, Montreal Gazette, April 7, 2017... Read more

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