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Summerside Taletellers Storytelling Circ...

The Summerside Taletellers Storytelling Circle meets from 7–9 pm on the second Thursday of every m [ ... ]

Sail with Tall Ships

The Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is offering the experience of a lifetime to youth ages [ ... ]

Best medicine

Best medicine
Profile: Raymond Arsenault

by Jane Ledwell

"I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’” says Raymond Arsenault earnestly, writer and director of plays and dinner theatre productions in the Island’s francophone Evangeline region.

“I like to consider myself a doctor of laughter,” he says. The doctor is keeping office hours this summer in Abram-Village, where he has written a new
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2017 Play Reading Series at Watermark

2017 Play Reading Series at Watermark

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial the 2017 Watermark Play Reading Series will consist of a lineup of all Canadian plays. The readings begin with one of the most produced Canadian plays of all time, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley (August 5 at 1:30pm). A thriller that is sure to make you laugh and jump out of your seat at the same time. Next on the list is the family drama Leaving
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Retour au fou-foyer

Retour au fou-foyer
Acadian dinner theatre in Abram-Village

What happens when a semi-retired psychiatrist temporarily moves into a seniors' care facility to anonymously evaluate the mental health of its residents and when one of the residents mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get a momentous amount of manor mayhem.

At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of a
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The Dream Catchers

The Dream Catchers
Canada 150 signature event premieres on National Aboriginal Day

Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company.

The show is a music and dance-filled spectacle that explores
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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet
Festival musical’s Charlottetown debut on June 14

Million Dollar Quartet will open at The Charlottetown Festival this month.

In December 1956, a 20 year old Jerry Lee Lewis, 21 year old Elvis Presley, 24 year old Johnny Cash, and 24 year old Carl Perkins stepped into the legendary Sun Record Studios and under the direction of Sam Phillips created an evening of musicianship that, by today’s
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Anne & Gilbert co-stars at The Guild

Anne & Gilbert co-stars at The Guild

Jayne Peters and Jonathan Gysbers co-star in the 2017 PEI production of Anne & Gilbert—The Musical which runs May 23 to October 24 at The Guild Theatre in Charlottetown. Shows are Tuesday through Sunday.

Variety at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre

New this year at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre is The Dramatic Dressing Room, a live action Escape Room. It’s opening night and you have just received your hour call from your stage manager. In an opening night prank you have been locked in your dressing room and you must complete the clues from your cast in time before you have to be onstage. Will you Escape The Dramatic Dressing Room or will
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The Wizard of Oz at The Guild

The Wizard of Oz is a classic story with many retellings. Stonepark Players are presenting the story in their own way—bringing Island talent to The Guild stage in Charlottetown on June 6 at 7 pm. This production will weave modern pop music into the tale. Families are invited to come and follow the arduous journey of Cowardly Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow, led by an intrepid Dorothy against the (very)
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Wade returns

Wade returns

Opening July 13 is a cabaret matinee that offers a taste of the Island—literally and culturally. Glenda's Kitchen returns after a successful debut at The Charlottetown Festival last summer, and will feature Wade Lynch in the director’s chair.

Lynch will lead a cast including Glenda Landry, Hank Stinson, Julain Molnar, Marlane O’Brien, and Cam MacDuffee. Scott Christian will be the Music
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The return of The Island Summer Review

The return of The Island Summer Review

In the supermarket, when Islanders bump into comedian Patrick Ledwell or musician Mark Haines, they’ve been asking, “Back this year? Are you doing your thing out at the place, there?”

Here’s what they’re asking, in mainland standard English: “Is The Island Summer Review returning to Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River?” And the answer is “Yes—all-new and more Canadian than ever.”

Every summer,
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Some Upcoming Events

The Birds and The Bees

Mark Crawford play makes Island debut in June June 22–July 30
Victoria Playhouse The Birds and Th [ ... ]

Shucked

39th Feast Dinner Theatre  Select dates
Brother's 2 in Summerside & Rodd Charlottetown Und [ ... ]

Retour au fou-foyer

Acadian dinner theatre in Abram-Village Select dates
Acadian Musical Village What happens when a se [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

The experience

Profile: Don Quarles by Jane Ledwell Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lo [ ... ]

Farewell

PEI Symphony Orchestra Review by Ivy Wigmore On April 23, the PEI Symphony Orchestra finished its  [ ... ]

Call to Artists: Concert Series & Reside...

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills  [ ... ]