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Theatre Reviews

Call The Doctor

I had a chance to talk to Melis­sa Yuan-Innes a few days ago. Her Fringe show I Am the Most Unfeel­ing Doc­tor in the World is adapt­ed from her book of essays about what it’s like work­ing as a doc­tor in the emer­gency room. One patient called her the most unfeel­ing doc­tor he ever met and that remark made her angry. She turn that remark into a book of essays, and that book turned was lat­er devel­oped into her first play thanks to a play devel­op­ment pro­gram at the Ottawa Fringe. Melis­sa told me that the writ­ing a play was easy (she is an accom­plished author) but her act­ing need­ed fine tun­ing and she took act­ing course via Zoom dur­ing the pan­dem­ic which helped her improve her delivery.

Bad Weath­er

Tues­day was the worst pos­si­ble day for weath­er — the clouds sug­gest­ed the threat of rain all day and the rain start­ed around 6 pm and last­ed about 3 hours. No doubt the weath­er great­ly hurt atten­dance all day. The best way to beat the rain is to see sev­er­al shows at the same venue (or same shop­ping mall).

Quote of the Day

One of the things we don’t appre­ci­ate about war is how dull it is.”

From Horse­face (Venue 3).