Tag: theatre

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...

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...

Theatre Performance Program

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Between Breaths

Play inspired by the true story of Dr. Jon Lien

The Charlottetown Festival returns June 3 at Confederation Centre of the Arts with the Island premiere of Between Breaths, presented by Artistic Fraud...

Summer by the sea

Two theatre shows playing in Victoria this season

Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-by-the-sea will return this season with two funny and entertaining shows—Off The Grid by John Spurway and The Good Ti...

New AD at The Guild

Geordie Brown was recently appointed as the new Artistic Director (AD) of The Guild’s Summer Festival. Brown has a long list of credits as a perform...

Trois spectacle pour l’éte

French dinner theatre returns this summer

French-language dinner theatre will return to Mont-Carmel this summer thanks to Paul D. Gallant, the director of La Cuisine à Mémé dinner theatre s...

Summer Festival

The Guild | Shows announced for 2021 season in Charlottetown

Artistic Director Georgie Brown and CEO Alanna Jankov recently announced the lineup for The Guild Summer Festival in Charlottetown. Running from June ...

Charlottetown Festival

Confederation Centre of the Arts

The Charlottetown Festival returns with three musicals on the Mainstage at Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown: Dear Rita, Between Breat...

Review: Good Girl

Post Modern Cabaret

Good Girl Trailside Music Hall April 20 In two lavish sets of music and monologue, Melissa MacKenzie gives a courageous  performance of her story ...

Kitbag Theatre Company

New PEI company makes “theatre you can carry with you”

PEI’s newest theatre company, Kitbag Theatre, is co-founded by Island theatre professionals Jacob Hemphill, Melissa MacKenzie and Rebecca Parent. Th...

Watermark season

Lineup for the summer features theatre, comedy and music

Watermark Theatre in North Rustico announced their 2021 summer season with a lineup that includes an outdoor performance of Mi’kmaq Legends by the M...

Community Theatre Fest

ACT’s annual presentation at The Fox and Crow—Apr 24

ACT’s annual Community Theatre Festival will return April 24 at UPEI’s The Fox and Crow in Charlottetown. The Festival will look a little differe...

Keeping Busy

When Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore played at Charlottetown’s Market Hall in 1885, nobody could have imagined that 136 years later it woul...

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...

Destination Georgetown

Kings Playhouse gives plenty of reasons to visit this summer

Kings Playhouse in Georgetown is bringing stories to life in a different way this summer with creative opportunities to enjoy local art, share a treat...

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...

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...

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