A theatre like no other.

The Financier (Turcaret) by Alaine – René Lesage
Original translation by Joanne Miller and Laurie Steven
Directed by Laurie Steven
JULY 24 – AUGUST 24, 2014

“The Financier is the best thing I have ever seen performed by Odyssey in its 28 years as Ottawa’s prime outdoor theatre troupe.” Paul Gessell, Ottawa Magazine

“Laurie Steven has done a wonderful job of choreographing the production’s stylized movement.” Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

Pretty well everything about The Financier is impeccable. Allan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa

This is ridiculous, indulgent fun and social satire at its brightest and zaniest.”  Kevin Reid, The Visitourium

“The masks and choreography are beautifully done.” Jennifer Cavanagh, Sandy Hill Seen

“This is still a lovely performance and offers an eye-catching evening of entertainment.” Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle

All of the actors are incredibly talented moving around with ease and agility.Jennifer Hartley, Ottawa Life Magazine


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