Theatre, concerts and play readings
Watermark Theatre in North Rustico presents theatre, concerts and play readings through the summer.
On stage are Dial M For Murder and A Moon For The Misbegotten. Written in 1952, Dial M For Murder tells the frightening story of a husband planning the murder of his adulterous wife. He arranges the perfect crime by blackmailing a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her at a time when he has the perfect alibi. Of course, things do not turn out as planned. The play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s film classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception. Full of twists, turns, and suspense, this gripping thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. The show is directed by: Megan Watson starring Richard Beaune, Paul Cowling, Madeleine Donohue, Jacob Hemphill, Geoffrey Pounsett, and Robert Tsonos.
A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O’neill is a unique blend of comedy, tragedy, autobiography, and imagination—a love story set in 1923 between a Broadway actor, Jim Tyrone, and a Connecticut farm girl named Josie Hogan. Josie and her hard drinking Irish father Phil scheme to hold on to the farm they’ve worked for 20 years. When their neighbour, an oil magnate, stakes a claim on their property they do all they can to stop the sale. Under the light of one night’s magical moon A Moon for The Misbegotten plumbs the depth of the human spirit with tremendous redemptive power. It is directed by Robert Tsonos starring Brielle Ansems, Richard Beaune, Paul Cowling, Jacob Hemphill, and Geoffrey Pounsett.
Curated by Rob Oakie, Classic Music Reignited features Island musical artists interpreting classic composers in an evening concert series. July 22 dance through the 70’s with the music of KC and The Sunshine Band, Donna Summer, Bee Gees interpreted by The Collective, Jocelyn Reyome, and Liam Corcoran. August 5 hear 80s Brit Rock—the music of the Eurythmics, Sade, Bowie—interpreted by Rachel Beck, Kim Dunn, and Nick Gauthier. August 19 Zoot Suits and Speakeasies has the music of the 30s and 40s interpreted by Amanda Jackson Trio, Mark Haines, and Max Keenlyside.
The Play Reading Series features local playwrights with scripts read by the Watermark theatre actors at 1:30 pm. August 4 hear Through Eden by Stuart Smith. August 15 catch Past Artistry by J.J. Steinfeld. August 22 listen to Held to the Fire by Jennifer Platts-Fanning.
Watermark Theatre is located at 57 Church Hill Avenue, North Rustico. For ticket information call 902-963-3963 or visit watermarktheatre.com.