They say it takes a village and two Charlottetown Festival actors, Rejéan Cournoyer and Jeremy Legat, will take on the whole town in comedic play Bed and Breakfast at The Mack in Charlottetown this summer.
Written by Canadian Mark Crawford, Bed and Breakfast follows big city gents Brett and Drew as they endeavour to resettle in a picturesque small town. The audience follows along as they inherit the family home, move from Toronto, struggle with renovation hell and their opening weekend. This all leads to their big decision: do they stay or pack it all in?
Nova Scotia native Rejéan Cournoyer has had turns in Evangeline and Mamma Mia! He made his professional debut with the Young Company in 1994. He recently performed in Piaf/Dietrich (Mirvish) and has performed throughout Canada. Rejéan can relate to the challenges his character faces when trying to establish oneself in a new community.
Jeremy Legat can also speak to the feeling of being “from away,” having recently moved to Canada from London, UK following appearances in London’s West End (Wicked and Oliver!). He has performed live theatre in Halifax, Hamilton, and Toronto as well as TV roles on Murdoch Mysteries and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. “It was bit of a culture shock coming to Canada, in the pursuit of new life and new adventure, but it’s been a very exciting ride so far.”
The two performers will bring the comedy to life as they take on 40-odd characters, ranging from Torontonians Brett and Drew, to various local contractors, teenagers, and nosy coffee shop baristas.
The play will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Mary Francis Moore.
Cournoyer and Legat will also appear in the The Drowsy Chaperone at the Charlottetown Festival this summer.