Somebody come and play.

This is it. Grouch on a Couch debuts at the Ottawa Fringe Festival this Thursday!

That’s six shows at the Arts Court Library, followed by seven shows in July at Hamilton’s Theatre Aquarius, and then three shows at Bad Dog Theatre here in Toronto.

Dates for the Bad Dog festival should be available shortly.
In the meantime, I’m gonna be on the radio again. In fact, it’s my third appearance on Click Here, hosted by Mitchell Caplan, on Ottawa’s CHUO (89.1 FM).

Click Here is an interview-based, magazine-style program that presents an alternative perspective on the arts and community issues, focusing on issues not covered by mainstream media and on the underground arts scene. I’ll be on the show this Wednesday, June 16 at around 5:40 p.m. EST (that’s 2:40 p.m. on the west coast or 10:40 p.m. in the U.K.). If you’re not in the Ottawa region, you can hear it on the CHUO website if you have RealPlayer or an mp3 player.

See you on the other side of the funny papers, Bucky.

Homeward bound, baby

Only two more weeks until Grouch on a Couch debuts at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.

The show will also come to the Hamilton Fringe during the second half of July. Keep posted if you’re in the Hamilton area, or if you’re in Toronto but willing to make the trek an hour west…

But if you can’t make that trek, well, I’ve solved that problem for ya:

Grouch on a Couch has just been accepted into the Bad Dog Theatre Short Play Festival!

Held by the popular improv theatre on the Danforth, the Bad Dog Festival specializes in one-act comical plays. My original script was picked by a jury, along with seven others. This means that my script must have some kind of comedic merit in it. (Summerworks turned it down, which suggests that Grouch has absolutely no serious artistic merit. But at least it has the comedic merit.)

The Bad Dog Festival runs from July 26 to 31. More specific info to come later.

In the meantime, if you live in the National Capital Region, come to my show in Ottawa. If you have friends or family in the area, invite them. Here’s the Facebook event page.

And in case you didn’t hear…
I’m giving away comps for opening night (June 17, 8:00 p.m. at the Arts Court Library). Interested? E-mail me.

Finally, I persuaded Audrey Hepburn and Elton John to say a few words on the Hamilton production too:

(Okay, it’s the same as the Ottawa video, but with the deets changed. Problem with that?)

Word. I say word.