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Frank Ledwell Festival

St. Peters Courthouse Theatre

Artist Susan Christensen

Friday, August 10, 2018, 07:00pm - 09:00pm

The Courthouse Theatre in St. Peter’s Bay is bringing back the Frank Ledwell Festival from August 10 to 12 for a ninth season with features of past festivals returning alongside new events to celebrate Island creativity and storytelling. It runs August 10, 7 to 9 pm, August 11, 10 am to 1 pm and August 12, 2 to 8 pm

“Frank Ledwell was a storyteller and educator and a beloved son of St. Peter's Bay,” says Stephanie Sampson, Artistic Director at St. Peter’s Bay Courthouse Theatre. “Past years’ festivals have celebrated storytelling, comedy, and music, and this year, we’ve worked with Frank’s children and friends to offer a new mix of events, including a visual art exhibit, a writing workshop and poetry reading, and a crowd-favorite closing comedy and  music show.”

Susan Christensen’s Frank Ledwell Literacy Legacy Art Exhibition will bring together pieces of visual art inspired by Frank Ledwell’s poems.

“August 11 will feature something new for the festival and highlight Frank Ledwell's legacy as a creative writing teacher and author,” says Sampson. “Frank’s daughter Jane is an award-winning poet and author herself, and she  will head an all-levels writing workshop in the Courthouse Theatre.” The workshop will take place from 1 to 4 pm. Participants are asked to register in advance by calling 961-3636. At 4 pm the workshop doors will open to the public for a free open-to-everyone poetry reading by Jane Ledwell”

On August 12, 8 pm the festival will close with the annual favorite feature of the festival, a concert of comedy, storytelling by Frank Ledwell’s son Patrick, paired with the spirited music of the multi-talented Mark Haines. “It is a very special treat for our Courthouse Theatre to be able to bring Patrick Ledwell and mark Haines back for another year for a show that audiences love,” says Sampson.  “Since performing with his father right here at the Courthouse Theatre, Pat has gone on to create hilarious and poignant Island Summer Review show with Mark Haines that are not-to-be-missed for Islanders and visitors alike.”

For tickets information contact the Courthouse Theatre at 902-961-3636, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit


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Location Details:

St. Peters Courthouse Theatre
5697 St. Peters Road, Route 2
St. Peters Bay


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