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Freeing the Words Support Group

Freeing the Words Support Group offers a confidential place for women, men, and couples who are [ ... ]

Men of the Harvest position

Men of the Harvest, a male Gospel choir, is seeking a pianist-musical director beginning in Jan [ ... ]

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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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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What They Had

November 26–December 2
City Cinema PG, coarse language
Dir: Elizabeth Chomko, US, 101 min. Hilary S [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]

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