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Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

Purple Ribbon Pinning Bee

Time to Step Up A pinning bee to prepare ribbons and cards for the 2018-2019 Purple Ribbon Campaign [ ... ]

One-act comedies

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November

The Guild

Island audiences are familiar with seeing Rob MacDonald onstage in Annekenstein, Sketch-22, The Popalopalots and any number of other theatrical productions. From November 22 to 25 at The Guild, however, he will be behind the scenes, writing and directing “Four One-Act Comedies Did by Rob MacDonald.”

MacDonald describes the show as “an
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Feast Dinner Theatre: Rallying support

Feast Dinner Theatre: Rallying support
The Brave and Broken “If I Take My Life” campaign 

Dennis MacKenzie, 34, is the founder of the non-profit organization called Brave and Broken, which is a support group that helps all veterans, their families and caregivers open up about any mental illness or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) they may be struggling with.

A campaign was recently released by MacKenzie and members of Brave
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Plays wanted for Community Theatre Festival 2019

Plays wanted for Community Theatre Festival 2019

The PEI Community Theatre Festival will be held at the Carrefour in Charlottetown on March 30, 2019, for the Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day.

The Community Theatre Festival is a showcase for community theatre—a chance for scores of actors and off-stage production volunteers to perform beyond their usual home audience, to rub shoulders with and learn from one another and get
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Light Up the Dark

Light Up the Dark
Confederation Centre holiday show

Confederation Centre carries a long  tradition of producing a holiday musical, pantomime, or Christmas show each year. This holiday season, organizers are dreaming up something a little different, presenting Light Up the Dark! An Arts Education Celebration.

Staged as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre, this spirited celebration of theatre, dance, choral and
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ACT Audition Notice

ACT (a community theatre) will stage 12 Angry Women in the round at four Island venues April 26–May 10. Rehearsals will begin in mid-February. The play is an adaptation for an all-female cast by Reginald Rose and Sherman Sergel of Rose’s famous 12 Angry Men, set in a grubby, hot jury-room in New York in the 1950s.

Adult women of all ages are required. Auditions are December 29, 10 am–1
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Young Company headed to National Child Welfare Conference

Young Company headed to National Child Welfare Conference

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that saw two troupes crisscross the country, the 2018 company has been invited to perform at the Future of Child Welfare in Canada: National Child Welfare Conference 2018, October 23 to 26 in Calgary, Alberta.

The conference is a Canadian first that brings together the Provincial and Territorial Directors
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Acadian showman

Acadian showman
Profile: Christian Gallant

by Jane Ledwell

Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at this year’s closing show of the Acadian Festival, creating a lot of work for the show’s artistic director, Christian Gallant, charged with keeping tabs on them all. As a contract event organizer, stage manager, proposal writer, communications and marketing expert, and social media voice, you could say
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Mary’s Wedding

Mary’s Wedding
Sandstone Theatre Company at Watermark Theatre

In 1918, the Great War drew to an end after taking the lives of nearly 61,000 Canadians while wounding an additional 172,000. In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One (WWI), and with support from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Sandstone Theatre Company presents Mary’s Wedding at the Watermark Theatre in Rustico.

Written
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Charlottetown Festival 2019

Charlottetown Festival 2019
Lifting the curtain

Mama Mia!, Kronborg, Atlantic Blue, Anne and more

Confederation Centre has announced the playbill for The Charlottetown Festival.

Sponsored by CIBC, the Festival will commence June 28 with the much anticipated return of Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical. This original Canadian work has become a favourite for Islanders who recall the 1975 production starring Brent Carver and
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Stage couple

Stage couple

Married actors Madeleine Donohue and Geoffrey Pounsett came from Toronto with their two small children to North Rustico, PEI to spend the summer performing at the Watermark Theatre. Madeleine is starring in Dial M For Murder as Margot Wendice, while Geoffrey tackles the roles of James Tyrone in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Max Halliday in Dial M For Murder.

“In the play I have an affair with my
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Some Upcoming Events

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

The Wife

Unti November 15
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, mature theme
Dir: Björn Runge, UK/Sweden, 100 min [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
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A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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