The Fan

By Carlo Goldoni
Adapted and directed by David S. Craig

A riotous, tender, angst-ridden exploration of small town machinations.

“As the Count, Andy Massingham is a highly amusing embodiment of pomposity and foolishness. Pierre Brault delivers a Baron who is as conniving as the Count but slightly more intelligent and much better off. Stylish in appearance (aided by Snezana Pesic’s costumes and Almut Ellinghaus’s masks) and presentation, both are precise in holding the exaggeration of mannerisms and tone to the appropriate level…this production of The Fan is a clear reminder of Odyssey’s raison d’être.”
Iris Winston, Capital Critics Circle

“This is a wonderful way to discover Goldoni, a great evening of fun and an exciting 25th anniversary celebration.”
Alvina Ruprecht, Capital Critics Circle

“…Chief among [the main cast] is Andy Massingham whose Count, an impecunious poseur who claims a devotion to the “beaux arts,” is alone worth the price of admission…sly, obsequious and vastly entertaining.”
Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen


Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Adaptation – David S. Craig
Capital Critics Circle Award for Best Professional Actor – Andy Massingham


Prix Rideau Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction – David S. Craig, Female Performance – Rose Napoli,  Male Performance – Andy Massingham. Capital Critics Circle Award for Best Professional Production.

Dramaturge Laurie Steven
Set Design Brian Smith
Costume Design Snezana Pesic
Mask Design & Construction Almut Ellinghaus
Choreography Jay T. Schramek
Music Composer John Armstrong
Lighting Design Ron Ward
Stage Manager Krista MacIsaac
Cast Andy Massingham, Pierre Brault, Alix Sideris, Nicolas Van Burek, Robin Craig, Brad Long, Rose Napoli, Jay T. Schramek, Kaitlyn Semple, Michael Showler