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Friday, October 30, 2015

ACT presents OF A CERTAIN AGE

ACT is planning their 4th production for 2015 - ACT’s 20th anniversary year. The show, titled OF A CERTAIN AGE, will consist of three light hearted one-act plays be held at the Guild on November 13 / 14 (three performances). Directors Ellen Carol, Sharon MacDonald and Nancy McLure bring a wealth of theatre experience to the project.

All three scripts feature a role for a woman ‘of a certain age’. Two of the plays, “The Pretty Trap” and “Lord Byron’s Love Letter”, are written by Tennessee Williams. The third play, “The Prompter”, was written by David Moses for the well-loved local actress Mae Ames. A special feature of the production will be a vocalist / narrator who will set the stage for each play.

OF A CERTAIN AGE will coincide with an exhibition in the Gallery at the Guild of memorabilia - photos, props, costumes, posters, etc. from ACT’s 20 years of involvement with amateur theatre in the community.

The production OF A CERTAIN AGE will take place at the Guild in Charlottetown on November 13 (7:30pm) and November 14 (2:00pm and 7:30pm). Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door, cash only.

For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or telephone 902-892-4384.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Of a Certain Age

ACT (a community theatre) presents OF A CERTAIN AGE

ACT (a community theatre) is planning their 4th production for 2015 - ACT’s 20th anniversary year. The show, titled OF A CERTAIN AGE, will consist of three light-hearted one-act plays be held at the Guild in mid November.  Directors Ellen Carol, Sharon MacDonald and Nancy McLure bring a wealth of theatre experience to the project.

All three scripts feature a role for a woman ‘of a certain age’. Two of the plays, “The Pretty Trap” and “Lord Byron’s Love Letter”, are written by Tennessee Williams. The third play, “The Prompter”, was written by David Moses for the well-loved local actress Mae Ames. A special feature of the production will be a vocalist / narrator who will set the stage for each play.

OF A CERTAIN AGE will coincide with an exhibition in the Gallery at the Guild of memorabilia - photos, props, costumes, posters, etc. from ACT’s 20 years of involvement with amateur theatre in the community.

The production OF A CERTAIN AGE will take place at the Guild in Charlottetown on November 13 (7:30pm) and November 14 (2:00pm and 7:30pm). Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door, cash only.

For further information, contact eslkatie1@gmail.com or telephone 902-892-4384.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hamlet Opens in one Week

ACT’s fourth Shakespearean production in as many years is about to open in Stratford, PEI.

Get your tickets at www.acthamlet.bpt.me

The costumes are beautiful, there’s a fencing duel, blood, and a mad scene. There is Shakespeare’s beautiful language and throughout the play you will recognize phrase after phrase that are used every day.  Five of the actors have multiple roles; two of the actors have four roles.

Come follow the action around Robert Cotton Park in Stratford at 4:00 pm on August 29 and 30 and September 5 to 7.
Tickets are also available at the door.  $20 and $18 for seniors and students.

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Hamlet Cast Announcement

For the fourth year in a row, ACT (a community theatre) will stage one of Shakespeare’s plays in Robert Cotton Park, Stratford, at the end of the summer.  This year’s choice is an eight actor version of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, adapted by director, Terry Pratt.

Noah Nazim was cast as Hamlet in December.  Now, we are pleased to announce the seven talented actors who will join Noah.

Gordon Cobb: Polonius & Priest
Jennifer Fanning: Horatio
Lindsay Gillis: Ophelia
Richard Haines: Claudius & Ghost
Catherine MacDonald: Gertrude
Keir Malone: Laertes, Rosencrantz, Player King & Gravedigger 2
Sara McCarthy: Guildenstern, Player Queen, Gravedigger 1 & Osric:

Show dates are August 29 and 30 and September 5-7.  All shows are matinees beginning at 4:00 pm.

Posted by Bunty Albert on 04/06 at 08:33 PM
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Hamlet Cast Announcement

For the fourth year in a row, ACT (a community theatre) will stage one of Shakespeare’s plays in Robert Cotton Park, Stratford, at the end of the summer.  This year’s choice is an eight actor version of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, adapted by director, Terry Pratt.

Noah Nazim was cast as Hamlet in December.  Now, we are pleased to announce the seven talented actors who will join Noah.

Gordon Cobb: Polonius & Priest
Jennifer Fanning: Horatio
Lindsay Gillis: Ophelia
Richard Haines: Claudius & Ghost
Catherine MacDonald: Gertrude
Keir Malone: Laertes, Rosencrantz, Player King & Gravedigger 2
Sara McCarthy: Guildenstern, Player Queen, Gravedigger 1 & Osric:

Show dates are August 29 and 30 and September 5-7.  All shows are matinees beginning at 4:00 pm.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Our Town_1995 Slide Show

ACT’s first production was Our Town in 1995. Like this year’s Our Town 2015, rehearsals were at the Rural and performances at the Carrefour Theatre. This music is from the short lived musical version of Our Town.

Click on the following link…

ACT Our Town 1995 Slide Show

- Gerry Gray

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Community Theatre Festival 2015 - Photos

A selection of pictures from the 2015 Festival plays

To see a few photos of each of the five plays, click on “Gallery” in the upper-right area of this page ... scroll down to Productions - Community Theatre Festival 2015.
Wow, what an afternoon it was at the Carrefour on Saturday, March 7th.  Five original plays, two dozen participants, 150 people enjoying it all.
Many thanks to the Tracadie Players, In the Moment, Art Without Borders, the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors and ACT (a community theatre).

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Read-along Hamlet

Monday, March 16, 2015, 6:30 pm
Southport Room, Stratford Town Centre

ACT will host a reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Those attending will be invited to take turns reading various parts from an adapted script. The same script will be used for an outdoor production of Hamlet in Stratford’s Robert Cotton Park,  August 28-29 and September 5-7.  Noah Nazim, already cast as Hamlet, will be present as will the director of the September show, Terry Pratt, who will coach readers on delivering the Bard’s lines.  Admission is $2 to cover the cost of copying scripts and is free for ACT members.  ACT memberships will be available at the door.  For more information, contact bunty1948@gmail.com

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Arcadia Update

Tonight’s performance of Arcadia at the Havilland Club is canceled due to inclement weather.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

Friday, February 6th at 7:30

Saturday, February 7th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 8th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.

Lady Baker’s Tea Trolley has kindly provided tea for matinee performances.

Ticket prices are $15 or $12 for students, seniors and unwaged.

ACT members can buy discounted tickets for $12 at least 24 hours prior to show time.

Tickets available at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/985864

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Act has its Hamlet, further auditions in late March.

Auditions for Hamlet—the character, not HAMLET the play—have been successfully concluded.  He is Noah Nazim, 28, a relative newcomer to the Island from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Montreal. Noah and the Director, Terry Pratt, began fencing lessons today, January 10!

The other seven roles in this eight-actor version of Shakespeare’s most famous play, four men and three women, will be auditioned March 29 &30;. 

Performances will be at 4:00 pm, outside in Robert Cotton Park, Stratford, on the last two weekends of the summer, August 29-30 and Sept 5-7 (Labour Day weekend. ) Rehearsals will begin June 13 and continue on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 
For further information about the production, contact the Director, Terry Pratt (tpratt@upei.ca, 675-3672).  To book an audition contact the Stage Manager,Sharon MacDonald.(sheamacd@gmail.com)

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Plays in search of performance

Playwrights looking for performers for the 2015 Community Theatre Festival

  Fresh from ACT’s highly successful ‘Plays in a Day’ experience (November 8th), at least two of the participating playwrights have given an enthusiastic indication that they want to enter plays in the 2015 Community Theatre Festival.
  And now they’re looking for help to make it happen.  In a twist on the famous Pirandello play (Six Characters in Search of an Author), here are two authors in search of not just characters, but an amateur team to put on a play.
  Melissa Heald says she’s made it a mission this year to be part of the Festival.  She has a one-act play which calls for one male and one female character.  She’ll also be looking for a director for the play.
  J.J. Steinfeld has a whole shelf-full of plays waiting to be put on, and he’d be glad to work with a group to pick one and get it performed in the Festival.
  The annual PEI Community Theatre Festival will run through the afternoon of Saturday, March 7th, at the Carrefour in Charlottetown.
  Interested?  You can contact Melissa Heald at mheald @hollandcollege.com ... and J.J. Steinfeld at jjwriter @eastlink.ca.
  You can find mini-bios on both playwrights in earlier entries (Oct 11 and Oct 16) on the ACT website.

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Sixth Playwright Bio…

Plays in a Day, ACT’s November production, has six plays being written overnight tonight.

My apologies to Don Wright for not posting this earlier.

Don is the sixth playwright for Plays in a Day, (tomorrow, November 8!) and the bio he submitted is short and crisp:

Don Wright has extensive experience as an actor, director, producer, writer, broadcaster for CBC, voice-over for cartoons, and as Artistic Director of both the Victoria Playhouse and the Georgetown Theatre.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AUDITION CALL - for Citizens of Our Town

Want to be a part of the re-mounting of ACT’s very first show?

  Most people who know anything about theatre know about Our Town.  It’s the Thornton Wilder classic which gets performed at least once a day somewhere in the world.  It will be performed in our Charlotte’s town on a half-a-dozen days next April.  That’s when ACT (a community theatre) will celebrate the troupe’s 20th anniversary with the play that started them going back in 1995.
  Auditions for the fresh production are coming up.  Plenty of parts are to be cast: there are approximately two dozen citizens of Our Town, in a roughly balanced mix of men and women.  Two of the major roles are for teenagers, and children of several ages are also needed.
  Rehearsals will start in January, and will be held using a combination of Tuesday evenings (to be confirmed), Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
  The Director is Paul Whelan, and he is backed by a strong production team of ACT veterans.
  To audition, a person will be asked to read from the script, but may also bring a prepared piece of their own .  To arrange an audition, contact Kim Johnston at 902-621-0645 or johnstonk@hotmail.com.  Appointments are available on Saturday afternoon, November 15th, or possibly by special arrangement .  The location is Charlottetown Rural High School.
  To see a bit of history, click on ‘Gallery’ (in the upper right-hand corner) and look for photos from ACT’s very first production in 1995.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Plays in a Day - Playwright #5

Twenty-four hour play writer from 2000 returns to write for Plays in a Day!

J. J. Steinfeld is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright who lives hidden away on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published fourteen books, including Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation (Novel, Pottersfield Press), Anton Chekhov Was Never in Charlottetown (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), and A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books.) Over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States, including the full-length plays The Franz Kafka Therapy Session, The Golden Age of Monsters, and A Television-Watching Artist, and the one-act plays The Waiting Ends, No End in Sight, Laugh for Sanity, and Freesias in Whiskey.

J.J. Steinfeld participated in a similar one-day theatrical event as part of the (then) PEI Festival of the Arts in 2000 for which he wrote Out-of-This-World Retrieval Procedures Incorporated.

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

Casting Call for teenagers

Cornwall United Church Musical seeking one male 16-24 and one female 14-17 for May production.  Interested participants should be able to act, sing and dance.

Murder at the Hollow Rooms is an original murder-mystery musical written by Anne Hotchkis with lyrics by Sam Morgulis and music composed by Perry Neatby.  It is a light-hearted production that takes place in Victoria-by-the-Sea with 10 cast members.  The plot of the story starts with a murder-mystery contest in which 4 teenage detectives attempt to solve a murder using a scavenger hunt for beach creatures and a search for clues attached to each beach creature.  There are 13 songs in the production plus a few dance routines and so i To date the adult roles have been cast and most of the teenage ones except for one male role (young person in the 16-24 age range) and one female role (young person in the 14-17 age range).  The amateur production is being organized as a fund-raiser for Cornwall United Church. 


Performance dates are May 15 and 16, 2014 plus a dress rehearsal on May 14.  Rehearsals are on Sundays (Feb 9 week at 11:30 a.m.) but may change afterwards to 1:30 p.m. and will be conducted on a weekly basis until the end of April and perhaps twice a week during the first two weeks of May.  The director is Diane Wallace.  The address for rehearsals and performances is Cornwall United Church, 9 Cornwall Road.  Anyone interested in auditioning and taking part should contact Anne Hotchkis by phone at 566-2749 or by E-mail, hotchkia@hotmail.com

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