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Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild

The Kindred Spirits Quilt Guild meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Jack Blanchard Fami [ ... ]

ACT Audition Notice

ACT (a community theatre) will stage 12 Angry Women in the round at four Island venues April 26–Ma [ ... ]

Islands Artistic and Actual

Great Garden of the Gulf Exhibition

Review by Sean McQuaid

The eighth annual Great Garden of the Gulf juried exhibition was unveiled in April, showcasing thirty works of art by assorted Prince Edward Island artists in various media. I had already seen all thirty pieces and then some, having hovered in the background with my notepad during the adjudication of the hundred-plus works submitted for
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The Madding Crowd


Riot Diaries

Review by Sean McQuaid

As a left-leaning, bleeding-heart, status-quo-questioning political junkie, your faithful reviewer was either the best or worst possible choice to review Riot Diaries, depending on your perspective; this new play is a collection of character sketches built around the anti-globilization movement in general and the 2001 anti-FTAA protests in particular. Part
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Anne Unplugged


TNB's Anne of Green Gables

Review by Sean McQuaid

Sending an average Islander to see a new version of Anne of Green Gables is not unlike sending any reasonably well-rounded adult to see the latest version of Hamlet or A Christmas Carol or some other universally familiar classic; in either case, you've experienced the story so many times in so many different incarnations that it's already an
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Henry's Witty Barb

Wit

Review 
by Sean McQuaid

Margaret Edson’s acclaimed play, Wit, is built around a situation that sounds more like an ordeal than an entertainment: the lingering demise and soul-searching of a woman dying of cancer. Edson’s frank and funny script, however, transcends its grim subject matter to craft an engaging and often blackly amusing character study of a person coming to grips with both her
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Rabbit Tales


Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Review by Sean McQuaid

It’s ironic, but increasingly undeniable: the most eclectic and prolific producer of consistently high-quality live theatre in Prince Edward Island these days is Theatre New Brunswick. TNB has been bringing its touring productions to Summerside, PEI for several years now, and has treated Islanders to some great shows. The latest and possibly
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Comedy of a Certain Age

Menopositive The Musical

Review 
by Hilary Prince

How about hormone replacement therapy to flamenco music? Want to know the secret of keeping your man despite a sagging body and hot flashes? Would you believe parsley? Did you doubt women “of a certain age” can vamp, sing, dance, act, fool around with the energy of teenagers at a rage? Not if you’ve seen Menopositive The Musical, a delightful hit
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Life and Death on the Farm

Raining Cats & Daughters

Review by Hilary Prince

Margie Carmichael’s first play, Raining Cats & Daughters, opened with 10 performances in Nova Scotia and a single performance at Georgetown’s King’s Playhouse, PEI, to a packed house that brought the audience to its feet with calls for “author, author.”

This is a play “about death” according to Carmichael. However, it is also a play about
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Fiddles and Funny Faces

Fiddles and Funny Faces
Barachois

Review by Sean McQuaid

Prince Edward Island's own Acadian fab four have come home yet again this year, playing at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in September. After paying their dues in the Confederation Centre’s smaller venues over the years, the quartet have graduated to the main stage—and while the small group may not need the extra space, they certainly fill it with their
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Some Upcoming Events

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Yr. Obedient Servant

An evening with Samuel Johnson  November 22 | November 24
Watermark Theatre | Haviland Club Th [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]