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Seniors Active Living Centre

Events continue at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Charlottetown: Novem [ ... ]

Bones, Broths, And Braising

PEI Certified Organic Producers Cooperative, in collaboration with Brad Doiron, whole animal butcher [ ... ]

Dot and Ada Plan a Wedding!

A zany pair

Review by Chris McGarry

If you’re in the mood for a goofy, laugh-a-minute comedy, check this out.

Performed by
Sheryll O’Hanley (Dot), Claudette Anderson (Ada), Ian Byrne (Frank), Bethany Parkhouse (Molly), and Paul Hopkins (Josh)

Written and direction by
Jonah Anderson

Lighting by
Maureen O’Reilly 

The Show
They’re back! The hilarious duo Dot and Ada — who had audiences rolling in
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A Moon for the Misbegotten

Bittersweet beauty

Review by Sean McQuaid 

The gaps in your scattershot scribbler’s education are both a blessing and a curse. It’s a curse in the sense that there are plenty of literary classics I just haven’t gotten around to yet — too busy watching Doctor Who or hunting Black Lightning back issues or some such thing (and no regrets on either count) — but a blessing in the sense that even
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged/Revised)

Bard Medicine

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed by
Kassinda Bulger, Benton Hartley and Jay Nicholson 

Directed by
Laura K. Bird 

The Story
Authors Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield packed all of Shakespeare’s plays (or assorted distorted fragments of same) into one show in 1987. Later revisions by the authors, plus tweaks and improvisations by Bird and her cast help
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Atlantic Blue

East Coast icons

Review by Andrew Sprague

Performed by
Tara MacLean, Cynthia MacLeod, Todd MacLean, Deryl Gallant, and Jon Matthews with cameo appearances by Dennis Ellsworth, Danny Costain, and three step dancers.

Written and Directed by 
Tara MacLean

With contributions from
A cast of local theatre and music heavyweights including Adam Brazier, Duncan McIntosh and David Cyrus MacDonald.

The
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If It’s Alright With You — The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan

Love lives on

Review by Doug Gallant

Performed by
Catherine MacLellan

Written by
Catherine MacLellan, John Connolly and Bob Mersereau. Show consultant, Bob Mersereau

Supported by
Chris Gauthier (guitar/vocals/musical director), Kim Dunn (keyboards/vocals), Remi Arsenault (bass/guitar/vocals), Matt Bridges (drums/vocals), Don Chapman (sound), Alex Pickles (lights & projection), Ashley Cameron
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On the Road with Dutch Mason

The real deal

Review by Doug Gallant 

In 2003 I traveled to Halifax to see Dutch Mason play.

I’d seen him play many times, had several of his records and felt he knew the blues better than almost anyone I had ever heard.

So I was shocked when he came on stage in a wheelchair.

He could no longer play guitar, couldn’t even hold a microphone. Chronic arthritis had taken a heavy toll on the man
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Ghost Light

Bright light

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed & Written by
Shawn Wright 

Directed by
Thomas Morgan Jones

Supported by
Erika Morey (stage manager) 

Produced by
Charlottetown Festival with Theatre New Brunswick

The Story
Shawn Wright grew up in a big Catholic family in small-town New Brunswick, raised by his father “Lefty” Wright and his mother Regina, whose colourful personality
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Dancing Lessons

Essence of romance

Review by Ivy Wigmore

(Spoiler Alert)

It would be fair to say they got off on the wrong foot. Senga Quinn, played by Melissa Kramer, is in hiding from the aunt who raised her and also from a former fiance. Senga is a small-town girl who came to New York City to pursue a promising career in dance. As the play opens, we find her slumped on her couch, surrounded by the booze, pills
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Some Upcoming Events

The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

Trailside Café 2018

Select dates Trailside Café  Atlantic String Machine
November 20 Atlantic String Machine wil [ ... ]

Moving East tour

Jimmy Rankin at Harbourfront Theatre and Trailside Café November 22 & 23  Jimmy Rankin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

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 [ ... ]

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]