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PEI Sociable Singles

PEI Sociable Singles is a non-profit, non-denominational, social group with members age 40 and over. [ ... ]

Alzheimer caregiver support

Alzheimer caregiver support groups are held in 3 locations across PEI. All are welcome to attend. T [ ... ]

Breaking Bard

Island Fringe Festival:
A Better Play Than Hamlet 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

As a longtime admirer of both literary icon William Shakespeare and accomplished funnyman Lorne Elliot, your crumbling chronicler was eager to sample Elliot’s new Shakespeare-inspired comedy despite its ominously hubristic title: A Better Play Than Hamlet

Perhaps the most celebrated and highly anticipated
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A Tale of Two Dances

Island Fringe Festival:
Ceilidh on the Coast and Hikari

Review by Sean McQuaid

Your torpid typist danced in his prehistoric preteen days. Trained in tap but lacking the terpsichorean drive to stick with it, I ultimately evolved into an eerily lifelike adult with the nimble grace of a woolly mammoth, post-tar pit. Retaining a fondness for footwork regardless, I was intrigued to see two different
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Rocket mania

Island Fringe Festival:
It's a Spaceship Now

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your weary wordsmith managed to see all eight Island Fringe Festival shows this year, but I only saw one of them twice: It’s a Spaceship Now, a delightful one-man comedy written by and starring Rhode Island performer Stuart Wilson. 

It's a show with technical issues, in more ways than one. The play includes recorded
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Lovely Stories

The (Post) Mistress

Review by Jane Ledwell

“You see how these letters enter my heart!” laughingly laments post-mistress Marie-Louise Faucon, played by Martha Irving. The one-woman musical The (Post) Mistress by Tomson Highway is playing at the Victoria Playhouse where the audience can, indeed, see precisely how letters enter the small-town Ontario postmistresses’ heart and life, in a visually and
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The Island Summer Review 4

Review by Darcy Cudmore

P.E.I. funny men Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines are back for another year of their Island Summer Review at the Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River.

One Thursday night I gathered among the visitors (or ‘come from awayers’ as Ledwells calls them early on in the show) and Islanders to take in the great mix of comedy and music that Ledwell and Haines have put together for
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Blithe Spirit

Review by Ivy Wigmore

Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit in 1941, at least in part to serve as a distraction from the Second World War. Writing about first night, Coward noted that the audience “had to walk across planks laid over the rubble caused by a recent air raid to see a light comedy about death.”

The play takes place in a parlour that seems straight out of Coward’s era, right down to the
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Deceptive Rainbows

The Glass Menagerie

Review by Sean McQuaid 

The Glass Menagerie is one of the greatest plays ever written. Granted, academics, critics and audiences have been saying that since its 1945 debut, but it bears repeating. Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical portrait of the disintegrating Wingfield family is just as poetic, funny and poignantly haunting now as it was all those decades
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Inconstant Moon

Salt-Water Moon

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Adding charm and historic heft to this summer's Kings Playhouse slate, Salt-Water Moon is a sweet slice of retro romance wrapped in Newfoundland lore. Written by Canadian playwright David French in 1984, the award-winning Moon was a "prequel" companion to French's 1972 hit Leaving Home and its assorted follow-ups from 1973, 1988 and 2001. All five plays
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Some Upcoming Events

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

UPEI Wind Symphony

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

PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]