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November 2nd and 4th, 2018 (Ottawa, ON)
December 15th, 2018 (Washington, DC)
February 2019, date TBD (Montreal, QC)

Ages: 10+
Language: Non-verbal
Duration: 45 min
The show is presented by our Senior Acting Class.

Ottawa, ON:
Washington, DC:


The show “Lucid Dreams” is an immersive experience where audiences are taken on a journey through dreams. Ensemble of actors creates a strange world of dreams that is full of symbols, illusions and grotesque imagery through movement, contemporary dance and work with masks and objects.

What is IMMERSIVE? 26 audience members at a time enter theatrical space and participate in the action while interacting with actors and experiencing different dream worlds from the inside.

The story is based on children’s research of their own dreams that they studied for many months, then analyzed and explored through physical work on stage. This piece is created from children’s desperate desire to connect, find that “electricity” that brings people together, makes them care about each other, experience breathtaking flights, discover new boundaries of the universe, and feel the unrestrained need to share their discoveries with the whole world.

“Lucid Dreams” is a Laureate of the 15th World Festival of Children’s Theatre in Lingen, Germany (June 2018).

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“The Legend of Parvana Lake” in Ottawa!

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We will be playing our famous show in Ottawa once again!

“The Legend of Parvana Lake”/ “Легенда о Неугасимом Огне”
Perfromed by Advanced Acting students
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrov

When: February 24th, 7:00 pm
Where: Scout Hall, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave.
Ages: adults and children (6+)
Duration: 40 minutes

***SOLD OUT***

“The Legend of Parvana Lake” tells a story about a beautiful Princess who decided to choose a husband by setting a challenge to the knights to find the Eternal Flame and bring it to her. But years pass, the Princess waits and waits looking through the windows of her castle, but none of the men come back… When the Princess losses her hope she starts crying. Her tears flood the valley and the castle creating a lake that is clear like a child’s tear. What happened to all those brave men and why didn’t they come back?…

This magical legend told through poetic text carries an ancient story about creation of one of the most gorgeous lakes in Armenia – Parvana Lake. The show incorporates the styles of physical theatre, shadow theatre and contemporary dance.

Actors use Russian, English and Armenian languages to tell this story, but most of all – their body language.

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Same Time, Next Year

“На том же месте в будущем году”Metropolis_NaTomZheMeste-Ottawa_Poster_082015

Romantic comedy by Bernard Slade
OUK Theatre brings Metropolis Theater from Atlanta GA.
American classics performed in Russian – special treat for Ottawa!

For audiences not younger than 13+ years of age.

Романтическая комедия Бернарда Слейда
Режиссёр: Продан Димов
В ролях: Иван Логвинов и Екатерина Серебрякова

January 9th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Location: Academic Hall, 135 Seraphin-Marion Pvt, University of Ottawa
*Located right on the bus transit, lots of free evening parking on the streets or paid parking behind the theatre (off Stewart St).

$35  - Early Bird if purchased before November 1st, 2015
$45 – Regular price
$29 – Seniors/ Students
*Make sure to buy your tickets in advance because seats are limited!

For more info, please, contact:
613-868-8343 or 613-986-8118



Kittens and First Snow

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10:30am, 12:00pm, 13:30pm

Ticket: $10 (includes 1 child and 1 adult).
$4 for every additional child.

Creators: Ekaterina Vetrov and Alexander Vetrov

This show is created specifically for the youngest audience members – 6 months to 5 years old. Children will be invited into soft and stimulating atmosphere where they will be experiencing a feel of the first snow along with the little kittens, characters of the play. While it is a non-verbal performance, children will be following the journey on stage observing play of light and shadows, listening to beautiful music and sounds, and will be able to touch and interact with various objects to connect with the story.

This theatre piece and the nature of little children perception call for intimate environment, so we will be inviting only 10 children at a time, each child accompanied by 1 adult.

The show itself is 20 minutes long, but be prepared that the whole theatre experience will take about 30-35 minutes.

Address: 279 Compton Ave, Ottawa.
For information contact: 613-868-8343 or

Children’s Theatre Exchange: TWO SHOWS!

tickets_pictureWe invite our young audiences and adults to see two magical shows in one evening!
The shows are part of the International Multicultural Children’s Theatre Exchange program. This year the language of presentation is Russian.

When: Friday, June 5th, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Kailash Mital Theatre, Carleton University,
                 1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa.

1) “The Magic Paintbrush”/ “Волшебная кисточка”
Comedic Fairy-tale
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrov
Presented by students of Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Studio (Ottawa, ON).

2) “The Flying Ship”/ “Летучий корабль”
Мusical Fairy-tale
Directed by Ivan Logvinov
Presented by students of Solo School (Atlanta, USA).

Suitable for children ages 6 and up.

Tickets: $20 for the evening (includes both shows).
Get your tickets at Russian store “Stolichni ” (2280 Carling Ave) or
online on our Webiste HERE:

DisabledFor group prices or other info, please, contact:
613-868-8343 (Ekaterina) or 613-986-8118 (Alexander)

Princess T

Written by by Daniela Fischerova
Translated by Ivana Jlovkov-Fieldov
Directed by Hélène Ducharme
Assistant Director: Ekaterina Vetrova
Drama Guild Production
* The show is meant for adults, but would suit very well young audiences 12+
Premiere: October 29th, 2013

Prepare to step into a magical world of shadows and light, of mystery and sinister intentions, of intrigue and delight with Daniela Fischerová’s Princess T. Turandot, a cruel and tyrannical princess is forced by tradition to pick a husband. Not wanting to give up her kingdom to any man, the princess divines a series of fiendishly difficult riddles; if a suitor can figure out her puzzles they win her hand and the keys to the kingdom, if they fail certain death awaits them. Will anyone be able to solve Turandot’s enigmas and save the people of the kingdom from her authoritarian rule? Directed by Montreal’s Hélène Ducharme (Le Théâtre Motus).

Princess Ivona

Written by Witold Gombrowicz Princess Ivona_Poster
Translated by Krystyna Griffith-Jones
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova), MFA candidate
Unicorn Theatre
Show is recommended for mature audiences (14+)
Premire: March 5th, 2013

 Award-winning show: “The Best Student Production 2013″ from the Capital Critics Circle.

“Flashes charged; lights ablaze. Models primped and polished to the utmost perfection. Welcome to the delectable world of Princess Ivona, where superficiality is craved and you dare not step a single stiletto out of place. A canon-worthy script by Witold Gombrowicz showcases Prince Philip’s absurdist revolt against the outrageous demands of his society’s norms. His personally chosen bride-to-be, Ivona, is no Cinderella in her passive, rancid and particularly bothersome actions. Though idle, Ivona singlehandedly manages to threaten the entire kingdom, which sets off an explosive downward spiral of absurd chaos. Directed by MFA candidate Ekaterina Shestakova and supervised by the remarkable Montreal-based actor-director, Peter Batakliev.”

The Changeling

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Based on fairy-tale by Selma Lagerlöf
MFA Study Project directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Unicorn Theatre, University of Ottawa
Premiere: October 18th, 2012

Come embark on a magical journey into the land of Scandinavian fairy-tales, and what will you find? A farmer and his wife, a lost child, and old troll hag and troll baby, among other things… The Changeling is a heartbreaking tale of a farmer and his wife in their struggle for parenthood. This piece, intended for young audiences, transports the audience into a magical forest, where a farmer and his wife have lost their only child while traveling. They instead find themselves as new parents to a troll baby, and experience the many difficulties of raising an infant from another world


The Little Prince

Based on the novel by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry final_yellow_bigger
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Starring: Jennifer Capogreco and Chris Wardell
Premiere: June 9th, 2011

The Little Prince tells the story of a most unusual encounter between a pilot crashed in the desert and a little prince from a distant asteroid.  As the pilot desperately attempts to fix his plane, the Little Prince tells the pilot the story of how he left his home and traveled from one planet to the next in search of the meaning of friendship.

Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre is excited to bring Saint-Exupéry’s literary classic to Ottawa’s arts community because this innovative adaptation has a twist: the 11 characters is performed entirely by TWO very talented actors!

Fairy-Tales By The Fire

Staged adaptation of fairy-tales “Fairy Pereli” and “Sad Gnome”Fairy-Tales_Poster
Fairy-tales by Zinaida Mirkina
Directed by Ekaterina Vetrova (Shestakova)
Premire: January 8th, 2011

“Dance with the Prince, laugh with the fairies, sit by the fire and the gnomes just might share with you their mysteries of the forest.  Fairy-Tales by the Fire breathe life into two fairy-tales performed in Russian and deeply rooted in European culture.  Let the beautiful costumes, stunning lighting, and enchanting music sweep you away as you explore theatre with us!”