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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 [ ... ]

Plays wanted for Community Theatre Festi...

The PEI Community Theatre Festival will be held at the Carrefour in Charlottetown on March 30, 2019, [ ... ]

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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Ghost Light

A story that needed to be told, by Shawn Wright

Shawn Wright, one of Canada’s most recognized stage actors, is making his debut at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival with his show, Ghost Light. Shawn is both the actor and author in this—the first play he has written.

Shawn spent the final months of his mother’s life travelling from Toronto to her nursing home in the Maritimes to spend as much
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Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

Discover Charlottetown Presents:

Classic Christmas movies at Victorian Christmas Weekend November 24 & 25
City Cinema Visit City [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]

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