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Relatively Speaking

Alan Ayckbourn' comedy

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Opening Night Dress -ACT-OUT
Thursday March 29th,
Relatively Speaking, 7:30 p.m.

Do you miss wearing head-bands, tye-dyed shirts and torn jeans with sown-on flower patches?
Or did you never have the chance?

ACT’s sparkling, British comedy, Relatively Speaking, is set in the late 60’s/70’s.

Come to the show and opening night reception afterwards all dressed up for a Rolling Stones concert or for a garden party in 1960’s British high class elegance AND have your photo taken for free on the way in and posted on ACT’s Facebook page.

Remember to purchase your tickets from The Guild box office in advance to get your ACT membership discount. (Tickets sold on show date are NOT eligible for a discount)

See you there! I will be the one with flowers in my hair

Jennifer Shields
ACT-OUT Co-Ordinator

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Relatively Speaking its one funny play

Comedy comes to The Guild in Charlottetown as ACT (a community theatre) proudly presents “Relatively Speaking”, the celebrated farce by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn that opens March 29, the 45th anniversary of its London premiere.

Directed by the team of Brenda Porter and Paul Whelan, the shenanigans begin in 1960s London and lead to a lush manor house, where the meeting of two very different couples quickly turns the quiet English countryside on its ear in an entertaining combination of mistaken identity, mischief, and merriment.

The quartet of performers who bring this funny business to life are not new to the ACT stage. Ashley Clark, Adam-Michael James, and Keir Malone all appeared together in last fall’s highly successful production of “Sweeney Todd”, while Barbara Rhodenhizer makes a triumphant return with yet another of her memorable characters. Hosting the festivities is ACT veteran Anthony Welsh.

The laughter of “Relatively Speaking” rings for a limited, four-show engagement – March 29, 30, and 31 at 7:30PM, concluding with a Sunday matinée April 1 at 2:00PM. Tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors, students, and unwaged) and are available through The Guild’s web site, www.theguildpei.com, or by phone at 902-620-3333.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

ACT presents Ayckbourn’s comedy Relatively Speaking

February 6, 2012
Charlottetown PE

The Guild will be filled with laughter this spring as ACT (a community theatre) stages the hit comedy Relatively Speaking by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Directors are Paul Whelan and Brenda Porter and cast members include Ashley Clark, Adam-Michael James, Keir Malone and Barbara Rhodenhizer. The Host for the evenings will be Tony Welsh. The four performances will take place March 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30pm and April 1 at 2:00pm. Tickets will be available online at theguild.com or from the box office (902.620.3333) from March 13. Admission is $20 regular and $18 seniors/students/unwaged.

Alan Ayckbourn has written a total of 76 full length plays (the most recent of which opens in 2012) but this feather-light farce is probably his best known work. With its timeless combination of dramatic irony, misunderstandings and brilliant wit, it should keep audiences happy for a very long time.

Briefly, the story concerns a young man who unexpectedly turns up at the home of a middle-aged couple he mistakenly believes to be his girl friend’s parents. The remainder of the plot must remain a secret. Ayckbourn says that he wanted to make people laugh when their seaside summer holidays were spoiled by the rain and they came into the theatre to get dry. The popularity of Relatively Speaking over the years attests to his success!

Click here to go to Relatively Speaking pictures in the gallery.

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You forgot your slippers!

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