Ian Farthing – Artistic Advisor

We are pleased to announce that IAN FARTHING has been appointed as 9th Hour Theatre Company’s Artistic Advisor.

Ian is a freelance director, actor and writer. He served for 9 years as Artistic Director of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario. In 2014, he was honored with the Capital Critics Circle Audrey Ashley Award for “the excellence of his continuing contribution to theatre”. He is also an Associate Artist at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver.

In 2013, Ian starred in Jesus, My Boy by John Dowie in a St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival production presented by 9th Hour Theatre Company in Ottawa and Chesterville, Ontario. Ian also performed in 9th Hour’s Hear My Song fundraiser for street engaged youth in 2014. Ian Farthing

Creation Business – Media


Director JONATHAN HARRIS and Ensemble Cast member and Dramaturge GEORGE DUTCH discuss the play with RABBI BULKA on “Sunday Night Live With Rabbi Bulka”, July 12, 2015 on 580 CFRA radio. LISTEN TO THE FULL DISCUSSION

Message from the Director JONATHAN HARRIS on the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s website about staging the play. READ THE BLOG

Review of the play by Rajka Stefanovska for the Capital Critics Circle. READ THE REVIEW

Ottawa Magazine’s article by Amy Allen and Matt Harrison about the play, featured in the Weekender of “6 things to do on the weekend”. READ THE ARTICLE

Ottawa Life Magazine’s article by Kate Tenenhouse about the play “9th Hour Brings Comedy and Conflict to the Stage” READ THE ARTICLE

Review of the play by Jennifer Hartley for Ottawa Life Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

Review of the play by Jennifer Cavanagh for Apartment 613. READ THE REVIEW

Review by Daniel Bezalel Richardsen for Herd Magazine. READ THE REVIEW

Ivan and Adolf – Media

May 20, 2015 interview segment with Producing Artistic Director JONATHAN HARRIS on 580 CFRA “Late Night Counsell” with John Counsell. LISTEN TO SEGMENT (May 20, 2015 intro of podcast and at time index 20:30)

May 28, 2015 interview segment with actor playing ‘Adolf’ DAVID PLOUFFE and guest discussion panelist RABBI BULKA on CBC radio’s “All In a Day” with host Alan Neal. LISTEN TO SEGMENT

June 4, 2015 review by Allyson Domanski for Newswest On-line. READ REVIEW

Summer 2015 magazine “Power and Influence” by The Hill Times READ ARTICLE

Collective Creation Workshop

This spring, 9th Hour is embarking on the first series of workshops of a new endeavour that we call “Collective Creation Workshops” in which we gather theatre or performing artists together for the sheer joy of telling stories theatrically and creating performance based art from text, short stories, ideas, quotes, news headlines, photos, documentaries, etc. The purpose is to play and create without budgetary limitations or performance deadline pressures. The first series of 4 workshops run on Mondays from April 27 to May 18, playing with the short story The Minister’s Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne (authour of The Scarlet Letter).

To participate in future workshops, contact admin at 9th-hour.ca with a short paragraph about why you would like to be involved.

Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man in Hell


May 28 (Irving Greenberg Theatre) [Facebook event] – PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

May 29 (St. Alban’s Church) [Facebook event] – PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

June 17 (Irene’s Pub) [Facebook event] – PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

June 18 (Pressed) [Facebook event] – PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

For more information about Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man in Hellincluding tickets, character biographies, venues, and show times, click on the poster above, or visit the show page under ‘The 2015 Season’.


5 Year Anniversary

June 18, 2015 marks the 5th anniversary of 9th Hour Theatre Company. 5 years ago was the premiere performance of Telling The Storya musical and theatrical collective created and performed by 9th Hour involving close to 60 artists to an audience of almost 500.

4 seasons and 15 productions later brings us to our 2015 season, starting with artistic staged readings of the play Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man in Hell, including a presentation on June 18 of this year.

Discussion Series – Media

Message from 9th Hour Theatre Company’s Artistic Director JONATHAN HARRIS introducing the Discussion Series, including both The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce. MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR


Check out a segment featuring our summer discussion series (The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters) on CFRA 580’s “Late Night Council” on Wednesday, July 23. LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT

Check out a segment on CBC Radio’s “All In a Day” featuring a preview scene from our very own adaptation of The Great Divorce featuring actors NICHOLAS AMOTT and ELIZABETH CHANT on Thursday, July 24. LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT

Check out a featured segment and interview on CHRI 99.1 FM about the discussion series and two plays (The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters). LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT


“Powerful, thought-provoking, convicting, inspirational, and entertaining! The ambitious wife, the grieving mother, and especially the staging and performance with the two men and the chain. NYC and London caliber!” (audience comment about The Great Divorce)

Check out the review for The Great Divorce by Maja Stefanovska of the Capital Critics Circle: READ THE REVIEW

Check out the review for The Screwtape Letters by Rajka Stefanovska of  the Capital Critcs Circle: READ THE REVIEW

Take a look at the review for The Great Divorce by Caitlin Oleson of On Stage Ottawa: READ THE REVIEW

Check out the review for The Screwtape Letters by Caitlin Oleson of On Stage Ottawa: READ THE REVIEW

Take a look at the reviews for The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce by Kevin Reid of The Visitorium:  READ THE REVIEWS

‘Hear My Song’ Fundraiser

Hear My SongWe would like to invite you to join us for a one time special evening of entertainment on Friday, May 30 at Dominion-Chalmers. “Hear My Song” is a fundraiser for 9th Hour Theatre Company in which part of the proceeds go to Ottawa Innercity Ministries and the work they do with street engaged and homeless people in Ottawa’s downtown core. The price of admission includes a concert of performing arts, featuring past 9th Hour artists and special guests, a visual art show and auction by the street engaged youth of the “Passion 4 Youth” program with Ottawa Innnercity Ministries, as well as some refreshments and snacks at intermission. Tickets can be purchased for $30 (cash only) at the door or in advance online for $25 (alternatively, you can make a donation if you are unable to attend the fundraiser).

Purchase Tickets

In partnering with the Ottawa Innercity Ministries “Passion 4 Youth” Fine Arts program, this true story “Life Song of a Child” was inspirational in developing the theme for the fundraiser: Life Song of the Child