Tuesdays & Sundays

Millman-Tuplin tragedy gets the spotlight—Nov 11 to 15

Kitbag Theatre presents Tuesdays & Sundays, a play based on the true story of William Millman and Mary Tuplin, and the tragedy that shook the comm...

Holiday Kitchen Parties

Mike Ross brings shows to Hunter River—Nov 27 to Dec 13

Harmony House in Hunter River is gearing up for a run of new holiday shows with nine performances between November 27 and December 13. Mike Ross (Jive...

New GM of Theatre

Andrea Surich takes new position at Confederation Centre

Over the next few months, Andrea Surich will be sharing her time between Watermark Theatre in North Rustico and Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA...

High-End Bootleg

New comedy recording by Justin Shaw

High-End Bootleg is a bootleg recording of An Evening of Comedy with Justin Shaw on January 4th, 2020 at Bar1911 as part of their After Hours Series. ...

Wonderful Life in the works

ACT presents holiday classic as a live radio play in December

ACT (a community theatre) plans to bring It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play to the stage this December. In Joe Landry’s adaptation of the w...

Set in the Sun

CIBC Confed Centre Presents

An open-air concert series will take root in the Confederation Centre’s outdoor amphitheatre in Charlottetown. Set in the Sun will showcase a differ...

Review: Ebb & Flow

Our History Redressed

Ebb and Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI is momentous as it reveals and celebrates the art of generations of Islanders historically erased from instit...

Tell Tale Harbour

The Charlottetown Festival Announces Development of New Musical with Alan Doyle

Confederation Centre CEO Steve Bellamy, Artistic Director Adam Brazier, GM of Theatre Dean Constable, and Canadian icon Alan Doyle, made a special ann...

Set builder

Garnett Gallant volunteers for ACT’s Noises Off

ACT will present the outrageous comedy Noises Off at Florence Simmons Performance Hall  in April. The set for Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, is a majo...

Charlottetown Festival cast selections

Revealing players for 2020 season

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has revealed select casting for The 2020 Charlottetown Festival, including the leads for Anne of Green Gables—The Mus...

Gracie returns

Gracie Finley in The Trip to Bountiful and The Mousetrap at Watermark Theatre

Watermark Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos and General Manager Andrea Surich have announced the 2020 Summer Season, featuring PEI’s Graci...

It’s the holidays

Family-friendly shows in December in Summerside

Harbourfront Theatre’s December line-up features shows for all ages. At the start of the month, Fandango Musical Players present Stephen Sondheim...

Welcome back

Island Reviews return for Christmas and summer of 2020

At Harmony House Theatre, guests often say that they feel right at home, as soon as they cross through the doors. For Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines,...

Review: Doubt

Second chances

The best and worst part of live theatre is how fleeting it all is. Every single performance is a one-time-only, one-of-a-kind entity all its own; and ...

Review: At the Dog Leg Turn of the Road

Out of the past

My late, great grandfather Charles MacDonald – family man, checkers champ, covert dog fancier – was a World War II combat veteran. I don’t remem...

Review: Punch Up

Underground Comedy

PEI’s fringe theatre imports often consist primarily of whatever lands in the Island Fringe Festival each summer; but new local company Desert Islan...

Review: The Shame of the Meek

The Shame of the Meek is a deceptively simple show, yet also oddly complex. It’s simple structurally and conceptually – it’s a show about unwed ...

To the Power of Five

Play about PEI’s 1993 Women in Politics now online

The stage performance, To the Power of Five: 1993 PEI Women in Politics, can now be viewed online. The play, through story and song, depicts the one a...

Marti Hopson

Finding a home

Marti Hopson of Wheatley River counts her role as president of the board for ACT (a community theatre), in its 25th anniversary year, as one of her fi...

Ready to celebrate

ACT (a community theatre) will be 25 years old in 2020

The party hasn’t started yet but members of PEI theatre group, ACT (a community theatre), are already looking to 2020—the 25th anniversary. ACT...

Doubt: A Parable

Sandstone Productions presents play at Watermark in November

Decades of predatory behavior. Traumatized victims. Re-location of suspected abusers to avoid scandal. A society willing to turn a blind eye out of fe...

Fall to spring

Harbourfront Theatre line-up announced for October through April

Harbourfront Theatre has published its fall 2019 to spring 2020 line-up this month with shows announced from October through April. “We have a lot ...

Ready for 2020

Confed Centre announces Charlottetown Festival season

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has revealed the playbill for The 2020 Charlottetown Festival at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. “For ma...

Punch Up

Fringe-winning comedy at Watermark and The Guild

The Funniest Man Alive tries to help the Most Pathetic Guy Ever make the Saddest Girl in the World laugh. That sounds like the beginning of a great jo...

Feast Dinner Theatre: Baby It’s Cold Outside

New production written by Feast veteran Aaron Ellis

Feast Dinner Theatre’s latest Christmas production, Baby It’s Cold Outside, written by Feast veteran Aaron Ellis, is about a journalist trying to ...

Realizations

Remount of 2018 Fringe Festival production

The Guild in Charlottetown presents a remount of Realizations, a sold-out production from the 2018 Island Fringe Festival. Written by Kandace Hagen ...

Review: Singalong Jubilee

A Musical Tribute to the Canadian Phenomenon

For more than 10 years in the 1960s and early 1970s Canadians crowded around their television sets faithfully every week to watch Singalong Jubilee. T...

Know Your Audience

Dennis Trainor embarks on Countryside Tour

Interviewer Dennis Trainor: Hello Dennis. I must admit, I didn’t expect to talk with you again so soon. Dennis Trainor: What do you mean? We chat a...

Review: Salt-Water Moon

Moonstruck

One sees certain plays repeatedly in the reviewing racket, especially classics, and the best of these hold up well. It’s partly a matter of pure, en...

Mamma Mia! casting update

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced a casting change for the production of Mamma Mia! at The Charlottetown Festival. Sara-Jeanne Hosie will ...

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...

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...

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