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Al-Anon

What can you do when someone close to you drinks too much? Al-Anon Family groups provide hope and he [ ... ]

VFC Innovation Jam

Venture for Canada’s Innovation Jam is a chance to build new skills and networks, and demonstrate  [ ... ]

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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Oh, Charlie!

Oh, Charlie!
Scott Chandler at Florence Simmons

Islander Scott Chandler will bring the story of Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin to the stage this summer in Oh, Charlie!

During the performance, Chandler will take the audience through Charlie’s life of constant contrast—rags to riches, Vaudeville to Hollywood, crazy to brilliant, loved to hated. Although best known for his silent comedy films, Chaplin was a
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Musical theatre blues

Musical theatre blues
On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly

The “Prime Minister of the Blues” lived a life of late nights and smoky clubs, pursuing the blues. The Confederation Centre of the Arts’ On the Road with Dutch Mason tells the story of this artist through the eyes of his band’s fill-in musician, David Bedford.

“For all of the blues musicians in the Maritimes, the highlight of their musical career
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Major Manor Mayhem

Major Manor Mayhem
English 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 status of its residents and when a resident mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get some Major Manor Mayhem.

At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of the brand-new
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Harbourfront audio upgrades

Support for the Regional Cultural Events Centre to upgrade Summerside’s Harbourfront Theatre’s audio equipment has been announced. The Government of Canada is providing $109,000 in non-repayable assistance for the project, including $45,500 through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) and $65,000 through Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. 

Great Scot!

Great Scot!
Cast announced for show in new Celtic Performing Arts Centre

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts along with the Confederation Bridge present the cast for Great Scot. The show will be presented in the College’s new theatre.

Pipers are: Calum Brydon, Danielle Chiarotto, Kylie MacHattie and James MacHattie. Drummers are: Chris Coleman, Austin Trenholm, Dalton McCully and John Donald
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Dial M for Marchildon

Dial M for Marchildon

Composer Leo Marchildon is back at Watermark Theatre composing music for their upcoming production of Dial M For Murder. Leo composed music for Blithe Spirit and The Glass Menagerie two years ago for the theatre.

Says Leo. “Unlike my earlier scores for the theatre, I’ve decided with Dial M to focus on moods and textures rather than developing character themes, as the play revolves around plot
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This summer at St Peters Courthouse Theatre

This summer at St Peters Courthouse Theatre

The St. Peters Courthouse Theatre in beautiful St. Peters Bay welcomes new Artistic Director Stephanie Sampson. She is no stranger as she has been with the Theatre for almost 10 years doing everything from customer service to technical engineer. She has worked for Jonah Anderson on The Dot and Ada Series of Plays, Murder Inn, Prayers and Prohibition, Christmas Mayhem and Christmas In Killarney.
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Clyde River Pageant

Clyde River Pageant
Catch a River By the Tale in New Glasgow

The 2018 River Clyde Pageant comes to life on the banks of the River Clyde this month with a new format and story. 

Catch a River by the Tale is the third edition of this annual production, directed by Ker Wells and Megan Stewart, in collaboration with local community members and artists from across Canada and the United States. The performance dates
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Summer stage at Watermark Theatre

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
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Some Upcoming Events

Backstage Pass Series

Intimate music series with Lloyd Spiegal and The Small Glories October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Thea [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]