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Wednesday, November 01, 2000

Up, Up and Awry

Sean McQuaid’s review of Seven Stories from The Buzz

Seven Stories is actually at least eight stories, examining the life of an apparently suicidal man who is perched on a seventh-floor ledge and the lives of the various people behind the ledge’s seven windows. As the ledge-walker ponders his own destiny, he observes and interacts with the building’s inhabitants.

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Saturday, January 01, 2000

The Show Goes On, but is delayed!

January 2000—It is with a mix of regret and pleasure that ACT must announce a change in the ‘direction’ and schedule for its next production. The new date for the show is March 16, 17 & 18.

The regret is that Anne Putnum has had to withdraw from her role as ‘Director’. The pleasure comes comes from the good news that this withdrawal was in order to accept employment off Island as a professional stage manager. ACT wishes her well and looks forward to working with her again in the future.

Good news is that Anne leaves the casts in good shape. They have decided to continue with her project. Direction for The Ugly Duckling has been taken over by Joe Boyd. Co-Direction for Trifles has been taken on by Monique Lafontaine and Ben Kinder. All three Directors are taking on this task in addition to being members of the cast. Well done folks!

Trifles by Susan Glaspell reveals the workings of the Wright household the morning after Mr. Wright mysteriously dies. The Ugly Duckling by AA Milne is a fairy tale for adults. It explores the relations between the members of a “seen better days” royal family.

The third one act is I Remain… Jane Austen, a one person show featuring ACT favourite Barbara Rhodenhizer. She will be reprising this acclaimed portrayal of Jane Austen under the direction of Terry Pratt. This is a play by V Glasgow Koste that examines the life and work of author Jane Austen. Three In One truly promises to deliver something for everyone.

Three in One - A Night of One Act Plays, will play at the Arts Guild on March 16,17,18. Showtime is 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 and $8.00 students / seniors. Advance tickets are available at Beanz Expresso Bar, The Buzz, Demi Pointe Dance Shop, Hearts and Flowers, or by calling 368-1143.

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Wednesday, December 15, 1999

An Evening of One-Acts from ACT

Upcoming Production

December 15 1999—Anne Putnam makes her debut as director with two plays presented by ACT (a community theatre) in February: Trifles by Susan Glaspell and The Ugly Duckling by A.A. Milne.

Anne has worked as a stage manager for both community theatre and professionally - with the Ship’s Company Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, and recently, with Eastern Front Theatre, Dartmouth for the remounting of David French’s Saltwater Moon directed by R.H. Thomsen.

Although she admits that up until recently she had no aspirations to direct, Anne found that from her stage manager position she had begun to “think like a director.” She began reading a lot of plays with the idea to direct in mind. When she heard that ACT was looking for directors she approached them. Her choices for two one-act plays to be performed on one night have a common theme-women - but are different, almost contrasting, in approach. The A.A. Milne play is a send-up of male chauvinism using humour and is “very silly.” Although it is written in mature language, it is suitable for families.

Trifles, a drama written in 1920, is set in a farmhouse kitchen and could be any time. Anne describes it as “a very quiet play about how women take control to protect and support each other. The word ‘abuse’ is not mentioned in the play, but that is really what it is all about.” Cast members include familiar, seasoned performers such as Erskine Smith and Doug Gallant (who are in both plays), Pam Stevenson and Norma Cameron (in Trifles) plus new faces such as Glen Strichey (Trifles), and Tawnia MacKinnon and Taryn MacLellan (Ugly Duckling). Other cast members are Kristina Heyges, Brodie MacRae and Joe Boyd (who is understudy for all male roles). James Clement is stage manager.

Also on the bill with Anne’s two plays on February 17-20 is a revival of Barbara Rhodenhizer’s I Remain… Jane Austen written by V. Glasgow Koste and directed by Terry Pratt. The evenings begin at 8 pm at the Arts Guild, Charlottetown.

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Thursday, April 01, 1999

ACT Does Pinter

Karen Rawline’s review of Evening of Pinter in The Buzz

Absurdity, banality, and disjointed chatter. These are some of what Harold Pinter’s plays are made of.

ACT (a community theatre) recently offered two Pinter plays March 5 through 7, directed by Sean McQuaid.

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Sunday, October 05, 1997

Nerd

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Saturday, October 04, 1997

Nerd

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Friday, October 03, 1997

Nerd

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Wednesday, October 01, 1997

Poster for The Nerd

Black and white copy of the poster for The Nerd. Probably scanned from program.

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Saturday, May 24, 1997

HMS Pinafore

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Friday, May 23, 1997

HMS Pinafore

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Thursday, May 01, 1997

HMS Pinafore rehearsal

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Backstage at Pinafore

David McMullen and Greg Ellard relax before the show.

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Saturday, March 01, 1997

Great Expectations Poster

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Sunday, November 03, 1996

Noises Off

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Saturday, November 02, 1996

Noises Off

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