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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Seniors Active Living Centre

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

Foreboding Fruit

Walkabout

Review by Sean McQuaid

Evan Brown hit the PEI theatre scene like a sucker punch to the gut with his self-penned one-man show, Rorschach, an unsettling portrait of a mentally ill murderer. His subsequent theatrical bouts included a round as the bloodthirsty madman Renfield in Dracula: The Undead, though Brown's show biz work took a back seat to controversial political activities for a
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Farewell


Ireland Meets Scotland

Review by Hilary Prince

The Celtic music and dance show, Ireland Meets Scotland, written and produced by Kevin Jeffrey, played at the BIS and Orwell Corner all summer. This "Celtic Fiddle & Dance Show" takes us back in time to Ireland in 1689 when Protestant forces landed in the north to subdue the Catholic forces of James II.

The Jeffrey twins, Colin and Tristan, set
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The Tunes of Summer


Roy Johnstone

by Joseph Sherman

The first time I heard Roy Johnstone play Gershwin's "Summertime," he cannily segued from that ripe standard into a Celtic set. It worked. The Winnipeg-born instrumentalist's eclectic taste in music fuels his knack for fusions.

It was just a matter of time before his exploration of smart 20th-century pop and jazzy stuff produced a repertoire that now includes other
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A Royal Good Time


The Drill Queens

Review by Matt Perry

Their kingdom is wide and crosses the Maritime borders. Their subjects are loyal beyond belief. And PEI's own Drill Queens showed why they are reigning queens of comedy on opening night at The Comedy Barn in Stanley Bridge.

The Drill Queens-Cynthia Dunsford and Laurie Murphy-have performed across the Maritimes including the Halifax Comedy Festival and the
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All Aboard

All Aboard
Departures and Arrivals

Review by Natalie Pendergast

Arrivals and Departures is much more than a study about everyday airport drama. Canadian author Carol Shields' first play is also flavoured with comedy, romance, and charm. It's production by Little Voices at Georgetown's King's Playhouse is directed by Luis Gondeslen with actors Joseph Marmo, Haley Batchilder, Ashley Condon, Kyle MacMillan, and
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House Rules

A Rowboat in the Attic

Review by Sarah Crane

Inkerman, a grand house that used to be just off the North River Road in Charlottetown, has an enthralling story. Colonel John Hamilton Gray built it before the birth of Confederation in Charlottetown. When Nancy Beck spent her childhood summers there, Colonel Gray's ghost used to roam the halls. The Colonel haunted several generations of Beck's family.
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Laugh in Any Language

Coming Home

Review by Michael Nesbitt

In the heart of the Evangeline region, the last thing one would expect to find is an English-language dinner theatre. At Le Village in Mont Carmel, La Cuisine à Mémé makes that option available with its production of Coming Home.

This is the second year in a row that La Cuisine has added an English show to its traditional summer schedule, staging it Tuesdays
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Laughing at Ourselves

The Maritime Way of Life

Review by Treva McNally

Summer on Prince Edward Island would not be complete without a visit to Victoria-by-the-Sea, a picturesque little village filled with unique shops, antiques, restaurants, and art and crafts. And a visit to Victoria has to include a show at the Victoria Playhouse, the little theatre with marvelous acoustics which is celebrating its twentieth
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Some Upcoming Events

Symons Lecture

Dr. Margaret MacMillan is 2018 medal recipient and lecturer November 23
Homburg Theatre Confederati [ ... ]

Trailside Café 2018

Select dates Trailside Café  Amanda Jackson Band
November 18 Amanda Jackson Band’s lates [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s pro [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

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

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]