“GORGEOUSLY WROUGHT” – Artsfile
“MAGNIFICENT” – On Stage Ottawa
“SPELLBINDING…ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT” – Ottawa Tonite
“UTTERLY MAGICAL” – Mooney on Theatre (Toronto)
Set on a mystical island, ROUGH MAGIC is a play that follows the innocent beginnings and volatile consequences of a relationship between two unlikely beings: Ariel, an airy sprite; and Caliban, a ground-dwelling mortal. An intricate weaving of aerial arts and an original script written in blank verse, the show confronts ideas of freedom through a story inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
The development of ROUGH MAGIC was generously supported in part by the Ontario Arts Council.
By Phillip Psutka
Co-Created by Lindsay Bellaire
Cutting-Edge Award – (2016 Toronto Fringe Festival)
Best of Fest – (2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival)
Critic’s Pick – (NOW Magazine, Toronto)
“A PLAY IN A THOUSAND AND DEFINITELY NOT TO BE MISSED”
– (Capital Critics’ Circle, Ottawa)
“ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE AND MIND BLOWING IN ITS EXECUTION”
– (My Entertainment World, Toronto)
“AN ENCHANTING FEAST FOR THE SENSES” – (NOW Magazine, Toronto)
Step onto the blasted heath of war-torn Scotland and witness the private deeds of three Weird Sisters, caught between the bloody business of Macbeth’s tragedy and their own destructive sibling rivalry. In an innovative form of storytelling, WEIRD opens up vertical space as the Witches climb, twist and move through the air, harnessing wild elements and conjuring the haunting forces that will lead Macbeth to his end.