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Charlottetown Toastmasters Breakfast Clu...

The Charlottetown Toastmasters Breakfast Club can help you to eliminate filler words ("um" and "ah") [ ... ]

Annual Women’s Retreat

The 33rd Annual Women’s Retreat will be held October 20–22 at Mill River Experience (Rodd Mill R [ ... ]

Words, Words, Words

On a First Name Basis

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Ah, Victoria-by-the-Sea. The seashore, the shops, the tree-lined streets... it’s been several years since I last sampled the village’s enduring charms, chief among them the lovely Victoria Playhouse, so I was keen to review that venue’s premiere of Norm Foster’s 2011 comedy On a First Name Basis

Full disclosure: the show’s directors Rob
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Spectacular

Kronborg 1582 

Review by Doug Gallant

When Cliff Jones’ Kronborg 1582 was first staged at the Charlottetown Festival in 1974 it was like nothing audiences here had ever seen before. Certainly the Festival had staged big productions before but this was different. It was bold, it was audacious, it was adventurous and it was exciting to behold because it came at you from every direction. It was
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A summer tradition

The Island Summer Review

Review by Doug Gallant

Performed by
Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

Written by
Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

The Story
In what has become a summer tradition on P.E.I. popular homegrown comedian Patrick Ledwell and singer–songwriter Mark Haines have once again pooled their creative talents to create The Island Summer Review, a highly entertaining evening of stories and songs
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Honky tonkin’

Legends of Country Music

Review by Andrew Sprague

Performed by
Nudie (vocals, guitar and storytelling), Bobby MacIsaac (guitar), and Chris Martell (upright bass).

The music
Legends of Country Music explores the music and careers of country’s most popular singers and songwriters from the golden era of the genre in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Hank Snow, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Tammy
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Alive theatre

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Review by Jane Ledwell

When my mother was in school, she learned French from books: reading, writing, and parsing without hearing or pronouncing the language. When I was in school, I learned plays and classical theatre on the page. I have read and studied (and even taught) more plays-as-text than I have seen performed. Before last night, the closest I ever came to
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Infectious

Barefoot in the Park

Review by Ann Thurlow 

One of the most fun things you can do at the theatre is watch an actor fully inhabit his role while at the same time giving a sly wink to the audience. Sure, he’s going to offer you the straight goods, but also knows his character is wacky and he doesn’t mind sharing the fact.

It takes a good actor to pull that off and, in Watermark Theatre’s
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Savoury

Glenda’s Kitchen

Review by Doug Gallant

Performed by
Glenda Landry, Hank Stinson, Julain Molnar, Marlane O’Brien, Cameron MacDuffee

Directed by
Wade Lynch

Written by
Adam Brazier, Hank Stinson, Wade Lynch and Glenda Landry

Supported by
Scott Christian (musical director/arranger), Karen Graves (string section), Ron Gorveatt (sound/lighting), Bonnie Deakin (costumes), Corey Sincennes (sets) and
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Warm-hearted

The Birds and the Bees

Review by Cassandra Bernard

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing one of the summer’s most talked about performances, The Birds and the Bees, performed at the Victoria Playhouse in Victoria by the Sea. The story touches on every aspect of “the birds and the bees” in a playful and light-hearted tone. 

Though it was a simple set—a view of the upstairs in a farmhouse
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Some Upcoming Events

Safely view the solar eclipse at UPEI

August 21
UPEI On Monday, August 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the Sun, creating a ra [ ... ]

Island Summer Review

Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays
Harmony House Theatre In the supermarket, when Islanders bump into come [ ... ]

at Trailside Café

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Trailside Café & Inn    Mickey Acorn Presents Dear Lucy—A Zombie Folk  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]