Rice-capades

Cottagers & Indians

A long time ago in a province far, far away, I spent nearly a year living and working on a remote northern First Nations reserve. It was an eye-openin...

Be funnier, do it better

Learn how from two Island comedy veterans

Sketch Academy Sketch Academy, a new 10-week workshop at The Guild in Charlottetown with instructors Rob MacDonald and Graham Putnam, will take place...

Creative and performance learning

Art, music, theatre and dance programs for toddlers to teens

College of Piping The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre’s educational programming will restart September 13 with Highland dancing...

Fall at Kings Playhouse

Art exhibits, theatre presentations, A Taste of Georgetown

The Kings Playhouse in Georgetown will offer engaging art, theatre presentations and a Fall Flavours event this September. In the Playhouse Gallery, ...

Fresh from the Island festival

Workshops, theatrical presentations, open mic—Sept 23 to 26

Fresh from the Island will bring new plays to King’s County this fall. Presented in partnership with Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre and Des...

Box to the Future

Old Stock: a Refugee Love Story

Remember Certs? Sporting dueling designations as a breath mint and a candy mint, their “two mints in one” slogan endured for decades. That old lin...

Astounding Feets

Island Fringe Festival 2021: Inner Urban Ecosystem/Kings and Queens

Dance shows are often part of the Island Fringe Festival slate, but this year they make up a whole third of the schedule: two of the six shows are dan...

Solo Flights

Island Fringe Festival 2021: Cowardice/Head War

The Island Fringe Festival typically includes solo productions, and this year it has two: one-woman show Head War (written and performed by poet Sadie...

Playing Dead

Island Fringe Festival 2021: Deenie’s Exit/Playground

Island Fringe Festival entries often go small, partly for reasons of logistics like financing and travel. This means many shows featuring one or two p...

Street Fusion

Free noontime and evening performances in August

Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown will host Street Fusion in August, its second free show presented in the Centre’s amphitheatre thi...

Johnny & June

Charlottetown, Summerside and Georgetown

Experience the stories and songs of country music’s classic romance between June Carter and Johnny Cash in Kitbag Theatre’s newest original produc...

Farmgate Theatre

Inaugural season for rural venue in Bonshaw

Farmgate Theatre will launch its inaugural season at Finally Farm in Bonshaw, with a special concert featuring Dave Gunning on September 10 and The Ro...

A tale for our times

Cottagers and Indians explores real life events

Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor will be on stage at North Rustico’s Watermark Theatre this summer with performances from September 8 to ...

Theatre Performance Program

Havenwood Studios will offer a new Theatre Performance Program (TPP) in Charlottetown this fall. Established theatre professionals Lisa MacNeil and Kr...

The Voices of Resilience

by Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors

The Voices of Resilience is written and performed by the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors in association with L’Nuey. The show will teach the history of th...

Review: Inside American Pie

“A deep dive into it all.” What a fantastic way to start, this quote by Mike Ross, says it all about his new show Inside American Pie that is run...

Review: The Gin Game

“Oh boy, cards! The paper rectangles old people think are fun!” —Luz Noceda, The Owl House Often the odd man out in my extended family, I di...

Review: Off The Grid

As a COVID-haunted world emerges haltingly from hiding, mixed feelings loom: excitement over resumption of quasi-normal life, anxiety over the risks t...

Review: Dear Rita

Rita MacNeil’s music never drifted my way when I was a child. I didn’t know her, but was still foolish enough and insensitive enough to make the s...

Review: Pleasureville

Pleasureville is a contemporary theatre sit-com which examines gender identity and intersectional feminism. Cast with relatable characters, Leah Bowma...

Review: The Good Time Radio Variety Show

There was a time when radio was our source for virtually everything. From the 1920s through the 1950s we tuned into local radio stations by the millio...

Ireland meets Scotland

Ireland Meets Scotland will return this summer at PEI Preserve Company in New Glasgow. On Tuesday evenings from July 13 to August 17, patrons will enj...

Together At Last

Music series at the Delta Prince Edward this summer

The Together At Last Festival will showcase female icons of the 20th century in three shows premiering July 15 at the Delta Prince Edward by Mariott i...

La Veillée au Village

Dinner theatre with a side of comedy and music

Inspired by funny stories and local characters, Albert Arsenault and his sister Hélène Bergeron set to work this spring to create a series of comedy...

Interview with a ham pair

Ann Thurlow’s Q & A with Ledwell and Haines

It has been a tough year for everyone, including comedians and musicians. Where do you find the humour —and the joy—in a pandemic? Well, you turn ...

Songs for a Small Planet

Concert at Watermark presented by Island women

Songs for a Small Planet will be staged August 8 at 7:30 pm at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. Themes of environment, social justice, self-care, ...

Refugee love story

Ben Caplan stars in Hannah Moscovitch’s witty, dark folk tale

Making its Island premiere this summer is the internationally-acclaimed, OLD STOCK: A Refugee Love Story, presented by Nova Scotia’s 2b Theatre Comp...

Island Fringe Festival

Unconventional theatre and performances—July 28 to Aug 1

Entering its 10th year, Island Fringe Festival has become an Island staple, bringing innovative, accessible, unconventional shows to PEI every summer....

Midnight Baby

Justin Shaw’s comedy at Harmony House—June 25

Justin Shaw’s Midnight Baby will be on stage June 25 at Harmony House in Hunter River. The one-person comedy, written and performed by Island story...

Rainbow Brunch

Kings Playhouse—June 26

Georgetown’s Kings Playhouse will host their first all-ages Rainbow Brunch on June 26. Hosted by Drag Queen Lizzy Strange, the event will feature l...

Island Summer Review

Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines are back in Hunter River

What’s the inspiration behind The Island Summer Review? Show creators and performers Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines hope that, once they enter the ...

Manifest Jeunesse 2.0

Youth performing and visual arts exhibition returns—June 8

ManiFest Jeunesse, a youth performing arts production and visual arts exhibition, is back for its second edition. Premiering via Facebook on June 8 at...

Island Fringe Festival

Alternative indie theatre planned for mid-summer

Celebrating independent and alternative theatre in downtown Charlottetown, the Island Fringe Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. ...

Be happy for a while

Harmony House announces shows for summer season

The summer season at Harmony House in Hunter River will showcase a new concert, Inside American Pie, running alongside The Island Summer Review, as we...

Dear Rita cast

World premiere will feature six actor-musicians

This summer will mark the world premiere of Dear Rita  at The Charlottetown Festival. The show celebrates the life, tenacity, and musical legacy of t...

Directors and leads

Roster announced for summer shows in North Rustico

Watermark Theatre has announced the directors and lead actors for their summer season in North Rustico. The Gin Game, winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Priz...

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