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Hands Only CPR Session

The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be offering a free hands only CPR session at 6 pm on February 6 [ ... ]

Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

The City of Charlottetown is developing a Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and is seeking ide [ ... ]

Celebrating Canada's 150th

The Dora-Award winning hootenanny, Spoon River is headed Off-Broadway next year as part of a special theatre festival celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary.

The acclaimed production, playing at The Mack until August 20, will be included as part of a festival of new plays and musicals presented in New York, Off-Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center from June 29 to July 29, 2017. The festival is celebrating both Canada’s sesquicentennial and the 20th anniversary of Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Composed and adapted by P.E.I.’s own Mike Ross with Soulpepper Artistic Director Albert Schultz, Spoon River premiered in 2014, winning the Toronto Theatre Critic’s Choice and Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Best Director and Outstanding New Musical.

In association with The Charlottetown Festival, the musical was reimagined this summer for an 11-member ensemble within Confederation Centre’s intimate cabaret space, The Mack. This same version of the celebrated song-cycle will be presented in Toronto next year before making its New York premiere.

Based on Edgar Lee Masters’ seminal Spoon River Anthology, more than 50 townsfolk are brought to life by 11 performer/musicians in this immersive portrait of early 20th-century rural living, raising their voices in song to narrate their own epitaphs, telling of loves and hard-earned truths.

As is so often the case with popular and lasting literature, these stories celebrate the extraordinary that’s found in our everyday ordinary lives. To quote Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star, the musical is “so blindingly original that it’s hard to describe in terms of conventional song and dance…there is hope and despair, love and hate, passion and desperation.”

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QEH fundraisers

3rd Annual QEH Fundraising Concert Series  Select dates
Select locations  For the third y [ ... ]

God’s Own Country

January 26–27 & February 2–4
City Cinema 18A, coarse language, sexual content
Dir: Francis Le [ ... ]

The Child Remains

The Charlottetown Film Society screening at City Cinema January 21
City Cinema A special screening  [ ... ]

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Bluefin set for Toronto premiere

On December 19 at 6:30 pm, the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is hosting the Toronto premiere of writer/ [ ... ]

SoPA students visit Island high schools

Students in the second year of Holland College’s School of Performing Arts Theatre Performance pro [ ... ]