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Historic photo exhibit

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create a hi [ ... ]

ACT Audition Notice

ACT (a community theatre) will stage 12 Angry Women in the round at four Island venues April 26–Ma [ ... ]

A Friend for Breakfast

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

For a time in the mid-nineties I lived in a three bedroom apartment above the Root Cellar on Queen Street in Charlottetown. Most of the people who lived in the building were about the same age with similar interests, so it had a very communal feel. The doors were always open, or at least unlocked, and you never had far to go to find a coffee and a conversation.

The Best Damn Pint

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

The Trans Canada from Vancouver to Calgary is possibly the most stunningly scenic drive in the country. It starts off in the rather flat lower mainland of BC. By the time I reach the stinkiest town on the Trans Canada, Chilliwack, the highway starts to weave its way into the Coastal mountains. Before I know it I’m on my way up the Coquihala Highway. It goes up

Noggin' Walloper


Review by Lennie MacPherson

This year marked a third run for Enemies, perhaps the most original theatre being performed in Charlottetown in recent years. Since its conception, the cast and company have seen a few changes in personnel, but the vision has remained true—that is, a continuing story of equal parts passion and absurdity, told through an odd cast of characters, in the format of

A Flourishing Start

Fall Fanfares
PEI Symphony Orchestra

Review by Anne Bergstrom

Fall Fanfares, The PEI Symphony’s first concert of the season, began with a brass fanfare by 16th century Italian composer Giovanni Gabrieli. Two groups of brass players faced each other on opposite sides of the hall, playing antiphonally, answering and echoing each other. Conductor James Mark explained that Gabrieli was the organist and

Right and Wrong

Murder in the Cathedral

Review by Patrick Ledwell

T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral is, among other things, a drama about whether or not intentions determine the outcome. Locating us in the strife between church and state in 12th century England, Eliot shows soon-to-be-saint Thomas Becket pressing outside his spiritual authority as archbishop, much to the irritation of his former friend King

Rule Number One

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Years ago I was a restaurant manager. Assistant manager actually. I saw the nightly sales. I helped develop budgets. I did inventory and calculated food and liquor costs. I trained staff and I waited tables in the meantime. But more importantly for what I’m about to recount, I saw just how slim the margins are in the restaurant business and I understood the

Life of an Angel

Wingin’ It!

Review by Kumari Campbell

This summer, Pamela Campbell is reprising her role as Abigail the apprentice angel, that she created back in 1995. Wingin’ It! was written by Campbell and her collaborator, Nancy Beck, almost a decade ago, as a quasi-comical look at the phenomenon of guardian angels. The script and lyrics were written by Beck, while Campbell provided the music. Since then, the

Stunned as a Bag of Hammers

Culture Shock

Review by Jane Ledwell

In his quest for tourism dollars (or a way to make Islanders stay home and spend money as though they were tourists), PEI Tourism Minister Philip Brown could take pointers from the Victoria Playhouse. The Playhouse relies on a strong core of Island theatregoers who, if they like a show, send along all the folks from away who enjoy their Island hospitality. The

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Some Upcoming Events

UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]


Cirque Musica Holiday November 15
Eastlink Centre Eastlink Centre has announced the all-new concert [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

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

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  [ ... ]