By Tony Spears, Ottawa Sun
Those who think the theat-ah is the exclusive purview of latte-sipping, tuxedo-wearing, monocle-squinting, artsy-fartsies have never been to the Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Fringe shows are short — maybe an hour — and artists get just minutes to set up and strike their set so that another show can roar in and take their place.
The shows are also dirt cheap and the atmosphere only enhanced by rampant enthusiasm and the occasional beer tent.
And a lottery system assures a healthy mix of veteran show runners and first-time thespians.
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