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It’s a Surprise

It’s a Surprise
The Last Resort reveals its secrets at The Mack

Everyone at The Last Resort has a secret. So says Barbara Barsky, one of the stars of The Charlottetown Festival production now playing at The Mack. And she should know, as we discover that her character’s reasons for being there are not exactly what they seem.

“There is a connection between all the characters. In the second act, there are at least
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G for Ghislaine

G for Ghislaine
Profile: Ghislaine O’Hanley

by Jane Ledwell

When I meet Ghislaine O’Hanley, the new executive director of the downtown Charlottetown arts complex The Guild, she is fresh from releasing the pressure on the building’s air compressor. “Every week, it needs to be decompressed,” she said, “or I am told bad things will happen.”

Ghislaine sees good things happening at The Guild and is excited to have a
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The Love Story Returns

The Love Story Returns
Amy Reitsma and Jory Rossiter play title roles

by Amanda Blakeney

Anne & Gilbert, will run this year from June 15th through until September 26th at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, and audiences will be able to experience the talents of new leads—Amy Reitsma and Jory Rossiter.

The story focuses on the sometimes-complicated relationship between Anne Shirley and childhood sweetheart
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The Choreographer

The Choreographer
Brittany Banks takes on new job for the 2010 Anne & Gilbert production

Choreographer for Anne & Gilbert is a title that the 20-year-old Islander finds hard to believe. “I was only 15 years old when I was cast as Prillie Rogerson in the first production of Anne & Gilbert back in 2005,” says Banks. “I never imagined that six seasons later I would be the choreographer, but I couldn’t be
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The Big Red Radio Show at The Guild

The Big Red Radio Show at The Guild

The Big Red Radio Show will return to The Guild in Charlottetown as part of the Gotta Go Festival. The Big Red Radio Show presents the larger-than-life personality and career of Loman McAulay, well known radio show host with local radio station, CFCY, for 44 years. Loman helped launch the careers of many entertainers including Don Messer and the Islanders, Anne Murray, Marg Osborne, Gene
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My Pregnant Brother

My Pregnant Brother
Johanna Nutter brings her award-winning play to PEI

by Ann Thurlow

I reach Johanna Nutter by phone at a hardware store in Montreal. I tell her I’ll call her back. But she says she might not have time to talk later and she can talk and buy a garbage can at the same time.

Busy, funny—Johanna Nutter is a playwright and an actress and, recently, the award winning author of My Pregnant Brother, which
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Leading ladies

Leading ladies
Rebecca Parent and Tanja Jacobs star at Montgomery Theatre

Rebecca Parent, last seen as Anne in Anne & Gilbert, will come home this summer to star in Pygmalion as Eliza Doolittle, the flower girl turned Duchess. Rebecca will also play Stella in the new production of Johnny Belinda at the North Rustico Theatre.

Tanja Jacobs who starred as Mother Courage in the acclaimed National Arts Centre
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Fiddlin’ With The Truth

Fiddlin’ With The Truth
Nils Ling and Cynthia MacLeod work together in New Glasgow

Two Prince Edward Island entertainers join together this summer in a show that features fiddling and comedic stories in a riverside setting.

Fiddlin’ With The Truth brings together Cynthia MacLeod, twice named PEI’s Entertainer of the Year, and Canadian humorist and storyteller Nils Ling for Tuesday night performances in the River Theatre
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Feast Dinner Theatre

Feast Dinner Theatre
Eh? at Brothers Two and the Rodd Charlottetown

This season’s Feast performance, Eh?, brings you into the world of Tate Hackman, a famous American talk show host who comes to PEI (who knew when the show was conceived that a famous American talk show host would really come to PEI?) to film a special salute to Canada. However, when his intentions to ridicule Canadian culture rather than salute it
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Deakin Returns to Role

Deakin Returns to Role
Ian Deakin plays the Inspector in The Last Resort at The Mack

The Mack is home to The Charlottetown Festival’s The Last Resort this summer, and one of the eight cast members brings a unique pedigree to his role: he originated it more than 15 years ago.

“I was the first Inspector Closely,” says actor Ian Deakin of his part in the debut production at the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Ontario many
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