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A summer tradition

The Island Summer Review

Review by Doug Gallant

Performed by
Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

Written by
Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

The Story
In what has become a summer tradition on P.E.I. popular homegrown comedian Patrick Ledwell and singer–songwriter Mark Haines have once again pooled their creative talents to create The Island Summer Review, a highly entertaining evening of stories and songs
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Honky tonkin’

Legends of Country Music

Review by Andrew Sprague

Performed by
Nudie (vocals, guitar and storytelling), Bobby MacIsaac (guitar), and Chris Martell (upright bass).

The music
Legends of Country Music explores the music and careers of country’s most popular singers and songwriters from the golden era of the genre in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Hank Snow, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Tammy
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Alive theatre

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Review by Jane Ledwell

When my mother was in school, she learned French from books: reading, writing, and parsing without hearing or pronouncing the language. When I was in school, I learned plays and classical theatre on the page. I have read and studied (and even taught) more plays-as-text than I have seen performed. Before last night, the closest I ever came to
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Infectious

Barefoot in the Park

Review by Ann Thurlow 

One of the most fun things you can do at the theatre is watch an actor fully inhabit his role while at the same time giving a sly wink to the audience. Sure, he’s going to offer you the straight goods, but also knows his character is wacky and he doesn’t mind sharing the fact.

It takes a good actor to pull that off and, in Watermark Theatre’s
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Savoury

Glenda’s Kitchen

Review by Doug Gallant

Performed by
Glenda Landry, Hank Stinson, Julain Molnar, Marlane O’Brien, Cameron MacDuffee

Directed by
Wade Lynch

Written by
Adam Brazier, Hank Stinson, Wade Lynch and Glenda Landry

Supported by
Scott Christian (musical director/arranger), Karen Graves (string section), Ron Gorveatt (sound/lighting), Bonnie Deakin (costumes), Corey Sincennes (sets) and
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Warm-hearted

The Birds and the Bees

Review by Cassandra Bernard

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing one of the summer’s most talked about performances, The Birds and the Bees, performed at the Victoria Playhouse in Victoria by the Sea. The story touches on every aspect of “the birds and the bees” in a playful and light-hearted tone. 

Though it was a simple set—a view of the upstairs in a farmhouse
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Heart and soul

Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant

Review by Ivy Wigmore

Performed by
Lennie Gallant (stories, vocals, guitar), Jonathan Gallant (vocals and percussion) Jeremy Gallant (piano), Sean Kemp (fiddle), Patricia Richard (vocals, multiple instruments)

Directed by
Jac Gautreau 

Written by
Lennie Gallant

Supported by
Chris Knox (audio), Chris Perry (lighting) and
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Time capsule

The Tomorrow Box

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed by
Kelly Caseley (Lisa Graham), Sherri-Lee Darrach (Alice Cooper), Alison Hart (Maureen Cooper), Nils Ling (Jack Cooper), Tim Wartman (Joe Cooper)

Directed by 
Keir Malone 

Written by 
Anne Chislett 

Head Carpenter/Set Design/Stage Manager 
Sarah Emily Bruce 

The Story 
In this 1980 play returning to the
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