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Arthritis Awareness

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this fall the Arthritis Society will offer free education [ ... ]

5th Etsy Made In Canada Day

On September 29 there will be pop up markets organized by local Etsy sellers taking place in dozens  [ ... ]

Métis Mutt

Métis Mutt
A modern story of Indigenous life by Sheldon Elter

Sheldon Elter’s one-person autobiographical story, Métis Mutt, opens this month at Confederation Centre of the Arts’ new Loft space in the Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown. 

This play is a multi-character vignette that tells Elter’s experiences as a stand-up comedian in a coming-of-age story.

“There’s a time in your life when you
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Gold for PEI dancer

Gold for PEI dancer
Selena Coffin wins in Montreal

Selena Coffin, an 11-year-old dancer from Havenwood Dance Studio, Charlottetown, recently captured Gold in her tap solo division at the 5678 Showtime’s Dance World Cup event held in Montreal.  Selena was the only dancer from PEI to attend the Nationals as well that took place in Mont Tremblant before the DWC in July. Selena had 3 solo dances and she placed 1st
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Elvis in the building

Elvis in the building
The King of Rock meets the Queens of Country at Harbourfront

Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings are returning to the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside August 18 with a brand new show that they promise fans of Elvis and country music are going to love.

Dunn’s new Elvis Rock and Country features not only Elvis’ iconic rock songs, from “Blue Suede Shoes” to “Suspicious Minds,” but also several of
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Myth of the Ostrich

Myth of the Ostrich
Comedy stars Renée Hackett, Johanna Nutter, Melanie Piatocha

The Victoria Playhouse will mount the Atlantic premiere of Myth of the Ostrich by Canadian playwright Matt Murray from August 4 to September 2.

This comedy premiered at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was an instant crowd and critical favourite, before going on to become a hit on the Fringe circuit. The play had its main stage
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Going pro

Going pro
Profile: Brielle Ansems

by Jane Ledwell

When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico this summer, she wants audiences to see into “the performances we put on for each other every day.” She reflects, “Others don’t always see our selves in ways we see ourselves... Unfortunately, our opinions of ourselves are often lower.”

As
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Where it all began

Where it all began

Original writer Briane Nasimok returns for 40th anniversary

When Toronto resident and freelancer Briane Nasimok answered the call from Asterisk Productions (now ICON Motion Inc.) almost 40 years ago and agreed to fly out and help develop the concept of the dinner theatre in Summerside, he knew this wasn’t about the end product. It was about the journey.

“I was fairly young in the industry, but
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After The Dreamcatchers

After The Dreamcatchers
Confederation Centre highlights Indigenous culture

One year after the Canada150 Dream Catchers project, the Confederation Centre of the Arts continues to celebrate Indigenous culture from across Canada.

This includes having a diverse cast and crew with The Charlottetown Festival and featuring the stories of Indigenous people on and off stage.

Says Mary Francis Moore, Associate Artistic Director,
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Choose Your Own Adventure with the Island Fringe Festival

The Island Fringe Festival (IFF) theme this year is Choose Your Own Adventure and you’re encouraged to do just that. With a ten show lineup, the possibilities are endless with local and Canadian talent as well as three international shows.

Grace Kimpinski, Festival Manager, says, “There is something for everyone—comedy, drama, absurd. All of them are thoughtful and thought-provoking… I have read
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Acadie Story

La Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard in collaboration with The Guild presents Acadie Story, an interactive bilingual concert series celebrating the story and the traditions of the Island Acadians by bringing together a variety of artists from the six Acadian regions of Prince Edward Island.

Discover the cultural richness of the Acadian and Francophone Islanders through traditional
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Island Summer Review

Island Summer Review
Q & A with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

by Ann Thurlow 

Harmony House in Hunter River plays host to The Island Summer Review. Ann Thurlow had some questions for the show’s creators and stars, Mark Haines and Patrick Ledwell, about this year’s production.

AT: Hey, it’s been a while—how did you winter?

MH: I love it when June rolls around. I know that winter will soon be over and I’ll be
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Colette

October 15–25
City Cinema rating tba
Dir: Wash Westmoreland, UK, 111 min. Keira Knightley, Dominic  [ ... ]

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

The Red Dirt Road

Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production Until September 21 (select dates)
The Mack [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]