Created by Bear & Co.
Director: Eleanor Crowder
Ensemble: Pierre Brault, Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, Scott Richardson
October 26-November 4, 2017 (preview Oct. 25)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m., Nov. 1 at 11:00 a.m. and Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Leonard Cohen’s death put a country into mourning.
No Way to Say Goodbye: Songs of Leonard Cohen showcases his work, in all its power and delicacy. The show was born in the Gladstone dressing room during Bear & Co.’s production of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well & Living in Paris last year, as the cast began to imagine their own personal farewell to the legendary poet and songwriter.
With a strong vocal ensemble backed by a variety of instruments, Bear & Co. brings songs from all phases of his career to life on the Gladstone stage, celebrating Cohen the man, the seeker after truth, the obsessive lover, the unrelenting artist. No Way to Say Goodbye digs deep into his incredibly varied songbook, ranging from his days as a folk balladeer and the early acoustic hits such as “Suzanne,” through his surprising transformation into a pop-rock performer in the 70s and 80s, and on to his late-life period of renewed creative energy, including last fall’s remarkable and bittersweet final album You Want It Darker.
Leonard Cohen, towering Canadian icon, is in our blood. Join Bear & Co. to help pay tribute, and to voice our collective Goodbye.
Audience members of all ages warmly welcome!
Adult: $36 + $3 facility fee = $39
Senior (65+): $32 + $3 facility fee = $35
Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $20 + $3 facility fee = $23
*including Theatre Ontario members
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Say Hello to Leonard Cohen with No Way to Say Goodbye
by Jennifer Hartley for Ottawa Life Magazine
” . . . I went in to the show not sure what to expect. I came out completely blown away.”
Review by Allyson Domanski, for Ottawa Tonite
” . . . Bear & Co., you have a hit on your hands. . . . If this were stock, I’d be buying shares in Bear & Co., like now.”
Hear director Eleanor Crowder and actor/singer Rachel Eugster on CKCU’s Friday Special Blend with Amanda Jetté Knox, Susan Johnston, and Bob LeDrew.
Robin Guy, Scott Richardson, and Rachel Eugster make a second visit to CKCU’s Friday Special Blend with Amanda Jetté Knox, Susan Johnston, and Bob LeDrew (starting at about 1:40:15.)
Hear Robin Guy, Scott Richardson, and Eleanor Crowder on CKCU’s Canadian Spaces with Slo’Tom and Chris White.