Review: Mamma Mia!

When members of your audience hum the music to your show on their way into the theatre that’s a pretty good indication you may have a hit on your ha...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Fringe Oddities

Despite his oft-muted mug, your somber scribbler likes a fun time. The Island Fringe Festival’s literally random selection of plays tends to be hit-...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Fringe Femmes

The Island Fringe Festival’s selection of shows via random drawing tends to produce an eclectic mix, but this year’s slate yielded an interesting ...

Review: Island Fringe Festival 2019

Magic vs. Science

Fringe 2019 features productions that are deep, dark, moving, profound, thought-provoking, stunningly original and/or just plain bizarre. My second-fa...

Review: Real Estate

Playing House

Your reckless reviewer often likes going into a show cold – knowing as little as possible about the play and the players beforehand, so as to make t...

Takako

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Review: Atlantic Blue

The shortest journey home is always through the heart. For it is there that we store everything of real value in our lives. And it is there we go to f...

Seed saving

Individuals sometimes think that they don’t have a role to play in major environmental issues. Can we really tackle climate change? What about the e...

Claudette Thériault 

Vive l’Acadie

The countdown to the Congrès Mondial Acadien is in hours now, but Claudette Thériault—president of this international event that will see thousand...

Will Allen Band

Life’s short. Make the most of it and do what you’re passionate about. In many instances, there’s nothing holding you back. These are the types ...

Lone Oak Brewing

Craft beer business to open in Gateway Village

A new brewery is currently under construction in Borden-Carleton’s Gateway Village. Led by three young entrepreneurs, Lone Oak Brewing is looking to...

A gift of Island poetry

Bren Simmers

Strollers stake out shady maples    while kids ride noodles       in the wading pool, bob in water wings. Moms up to their    knees cool o...

Periwinkle trails

August has arrived. It seems very sudden. We humans have been rushing about trying to ignore time as we embrace every hint of sunshine that comes our ...

Cuisine by the sea

Summer is (mostly) here! With so many amazing seasonal restaurants I thought I’d talk about a few of those spots and some of the other highlights of...

An Island souvenir

Create your own at the Bottle House in Cape Egmont

Tucked away on picturesque Route 11 in Cape Egmont, sits the very unique Bottle Houses. New owners (2018) Angie Cormier (and husband) have embarked on...

Review: Murder Inn

Good Inn Tensions?

Georgetown, sweet Georgetown – the town so gorgeous they named it George-ish (almost certainly not their official motto, though we haven’t looked ...

Review: Spinning Yarns

Tales and Tunes from a homesick Newfoundlander by Stephen Guy-McGrath

Spinning Yarns is a ripping good time. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself. Seriously. Stephen Guy-McGrath’s one-man show abou...

Review: Meanwhile in Ward 16

Brilliant Mistakes

“I was a fine idea at the time,” Elvis Costello once sang. “Now I’m a brilliant mistake.” That lyric’s been on your susceptible scribbler...

Review: Crimes of the Heart

According to the principle of Chekhov’s gun, any firearm that appears in the first act of a play must be shot by the third, the point being to exclu...

Review: Boeing Boeing

Ready for take-off

In comedy, they say timing is everything, and the fleet-footed comedic farce Boeing Boeing at the Watermark Theatre revolves around a very specific ti...

Review: Heaven to Me

Songs & Stories of Prince Edward Island

If you’re looking for one more reason to love summer in Prince Edward Island, I have one for you. The P.E.I. Brewing Company is playing host to thre...

Review: Searching for Abegweit

The Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant

Harbourfront Theatre July 9, 10, 23 & 24; August 13, 14, 27 & 28 Performed by Lennie Gallant (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, bodhran), Jer...

And Yet I Blame Hollywood

Takako

Review: The Island Summer Review

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused. Who originally said that I cannot tell you, but I can tell you ...

Review: Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical

Powerful Work

Remounting a production at the Charlottetown Festival after an absence of 45 years, particularly one that had been as popular during its initial two-y...

Review: Where You Are

Victoria Playhouse June 25-July 28 Performed by Francine Deschepper (Glenda), Debra Lynne McCabe (Suzanne), Helen Killorn (Beth), and Benton Hartl...

Review: Ross Family Ceilidh

A rousing, toe-tapping good time

The finest in Scottish and Acadian inspired Island roots music was brought to life in a lively, energetic performance by the Ross Family at The Guild ...

Review: Culture Shock

3x2 = Funny

Lorne Elliott usually works alone. He’s not antisocial – the witty, wild-haired comedian/actor/writer/musician has dabbled in many collaborations ...

Review: Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™

Sweet 19

For your anglophile analyst, the Charlottetown Festival’s endless run of Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ feels a bit like the British sci-fi...

Trillium time

Trillium time

With the rush of growth in woodlands during June and July, trilliums are popping up all over the place. These woodland wildflowers are quite easy to i...

Baby mussels

It was the strangest thing. The tide was out and we were taking a walk across the Cove, glorying in the sunset and the feeling of being warm! when we ...

Patio season

I’m very happy to declare that patio season is finally upon us! This month, I’m going to take the opportunity to look at some old favourites and s...

Red Island Cider

New facility opens in Charlottetown

A new addition made its way into the PEI beverage scene early this Summer. Business partners James Van Toever and Robert van Waarden launched ‘Red I...

Soul Filter

Mike and Karen Penton aren’t your average married couple living on PEI. That’s because they play in a rock band together. They’ve been married f...

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