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Speak–Easy Toastmasters

Speak–Easy Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00–8:15 pm a [ ... ]

Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Wake the River Clyde

Wake the River Clyde
Summer Pageant seeks people to participate

The River Clyde Pageant is seeking people to get involved in this summer’s Pageant, Wake the River Clyde.

The Pageant features stilt-walking herons, luminous jellyfish, talking trout, nasty trolls and melodramatic mermaids—all created and performed by local volunteers, artists and community members. Wake the River Clyde will have a brand-new story and
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Watermark interns

Watermark interns
Theatre mentorship program in its second year

Watermark Theatre has embarked on its second year of a Mentorship Program to training young theatre professionals.

The interns will be with the company all summer. This year’s crop of interns are: Sarah Hiseler (Arts Administration), Sydney Gillis (Stage Management), Pat Caron (Technical Director), Kira Duff (Wardrobe), Carlie Dugan (Props and Scenic
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Best medicine

Best medicine
Profile: Raymond Arsenault

by Jane Ledwell

"I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’” says Raymond Arsenault earnestly, writer and director of plays and dinner theatre productions in the Island’s francophone Evangeline region.

“I like to consider myself a doctor of laughter,” he says. The doctor is keeping office hours this summer in Abram-Village, where he has written a new
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2017 Play Reading Series at Watermark

2017 Play Reading Series at Watermark

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial the 2017 Watermark Play Reading Series will consist of a lineup of all Canadian plays. The readings begin with one of the most produced Canadian plays of all time, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley (August 5 at 1:30pm). A thriller that is sure to make you laugh and jump out of your seat at the same time. Next on the list is the family drama Leaving
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Retour au fou-foyer

Retour au fou-foyer
Acadian dinner theatre in Abram-Village

What happens when a semi-retired psychiatrist temporarily moves into a seniors' care facility to anonymously evaluate the mental health of its residents and when one of the residents mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get a momentous amount of manor mayhem.

At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of a
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The Dream Catchers

The Dream Catchers
Canada 150 signature event premieres on National Aboriginal Day

Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company.

The show is a music and dance-filled spectacle that explores
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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet
Festival musical’s Charlottetown debut on June 14

Million Dollar Quartet will open at The Charlottetown Festival this month.

In December 1956, a 20 year old Jerry Lee Lewis, 21 year old Elvis Presley, 24 year old Johnny Cash, and 24 year old Carl Perkins stepped into the legendary Sun Record Studios and under the direction of Sam Phillips created an evening of musicianship that, by today’s
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Anne & Gilbert co-stars at The Guild

Anne & Gilbert co-stars at The Guild

Jayne Peters and Jonathan Gysbers co-star in the 2017 PEI production of Anne & Gilbert—The Musical which runs May 23 to October 24 at The Guild Theatre in Charlottetown. Shows are Tuesday through Sunday.

Variety at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre

New this year at St. Peter’s Courthouse Theatre is The Dramatic Dressing Room, a live action Escape Room. It’s opening night and you have just received your hour call from your stage manager. In an opening night prank you have been locked in your dressing room and you must complete the clues from your cast in time before you have to be onstage. Will you Escape The Dramatic Dressing Room or will
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Wade returns

Wade returns

Opening July 13 is a cabaret matinee that offers a taste of the Island—literally and culturally. Glenda's Kitchen returns after a successful debut at The Charlottetown Festival last summer, and will feature Wade Lynch in the director’s chair.

Lynch will lead a cast including Glenda Landry, Hank Stinson, Julain Molnar, Marlane O’Brien, and Cam MacDuffee. Scott Christian will be the Music
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Some Upcoming Events

Free Solo

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

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 15, 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s [ ... ]

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]