The Things We Do For Love

An evening of three plays inspired by the traditions of Spanish Commedia dell’Arte.

Saving Melisandre
Written and directed by Laurie Steven

Inspired by an episode from Cervantes’ Don Quixote

The Love of Don Perlimpìn and Belisa in the Garden
By Federico García Lorca

Adapted and directed by Laurie Steven

Whether You Like It or Not
By Tirso de Molina

Translated and adapted by José María Ruano de la Haza
Directed by Laurie Steven

“…fun, visually stunning, well-acted, and cheeky.”
Ian Huffam, The New Ottawa Critics

“Within Odyssey’s all round incredibly talented cast, Karen Knox is a dynamo as Finea in Whether You Like It Or Not. She’s so engaging that it’s impossible not to get lost in the thrill ride of this show, beginning to end…Odyssey Theatre’s summer shows are consistently some of the strongest and most creative in the Ottawa season, usually managing to accomplish the rare feat of drawing me back out for a second viewing before the run ends.”
–Allan Mackey, On Stage Ottawa


Prix Rideau Award for Outstanding Acting – Karen Knox

Set Designer Marcelo Donato
Costume Designer Naomi Mathieu
Mask Designer & Construction Jerrard Smith
Masks on Sticks Designer Clelia Scala
Fight Choreographer Mark Huisman
Music Director John Armstrong
Lighting Designer Ron Ward
Puppet Design & Coaching John Nolan, Kathy MacLellan
Stage Manager Barry Cook
Cast Karen Knox, Dana Fradkin, Scott McCulloch, Alan K. Sapp, William Beddoe, Chandel Gamble, Mark Huisman, John Nolan