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PEI COMMUNITY THEATRE FESTIVAL   People around the world will be celebrating UNESCO’s World Theatre Day on March 27th, and here on the Island that Saturday evening is the occasion for the PEI Community Theatre Festival.  The place is the Playhouse in Victoria, and the curtain goes up at 7:00 pm.   It’s an… Rob T 03/06/10 0
PEI COMMUNITY THEATRE FESTIVAL   “The Play’s the thing!”  Drama is as old as civilization ... and it keeps revitalizing itself in every time period, in every culture.  No wonder UNESCO celebrates it annually with World Theatre Day.   To join in the observation, PEI has its own Community Theatre Festival.  This year it’s… Rob T 02/11/10 0
FACTORY ATLANTIC - WORK IN PROGRESS Factory Atlantic - ‘a space for theatre inquiry’ - invites you to attend Excerpt from a Work in Progress.  The 45 minute presentation will be given Monday, the 30th of November at the yLofts, 252 Prince, in Charlottetown at 7:00pm. Please use the side entrance to Loft Three adjacent to… Rob T 11/17/09 0
The Rocky Horror Show You probably know already that ACT is staging the cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the end of October—the 29th, 30th and 31st (Hallowe’en!), at the Carrefour.  The curtain opens at 8:00 o’clock .   You can find a description of the famous show at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Show   It’s a… Rob T 10/17/09 0
COMMUNITY THEATRE FESTIVAL   The PEI Community Theatre Festival is back.  It lapsed with the demise of Theatre PEI ... but now ACT (a community theatre) has spear-headed its revival.   It is a series of several evenings in late March 2010 when short plays get presented in several locations by about a… Rob T 10/15/09 0
ACTING WORKSHOP for YOUNG ADULTS The Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Young@Arts program is offering an acting intensive workshop this fall for aspiring actors (young people, high school and up).  Charlottetown Festival alumna Marlane O’Brien will be teaching the workshop in the Centre’s new Studio 2.   “The idea is to offer an opportunity for… Rob T 09/28/09 0
ADULT ACTING CLASSES ACTING with JOSETTE CORMIER Fall Semester begins September 26. Call 370-2493 for more information. Beginner Class - Adults 19+ Class fee $15.00 per week 12noon - 1pm 8 week class with last two weeks(On-Camera Introductory Training). Introductory classes on acting - theatre, television and films. Rob T 09/25/09 0
MEMBERSHIP - RENEWAL for 09/10 It’s time for membership renewal.  Our membership year runs from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010.   The annual fees are the same as they’ve always been since ACT began in 1995:   • $25 regular   • $40 for people of the same household   • $15 for… Rob T 08/27/09 0
ANNUAL MEETING 2009   What a fine annual gathering we had on Saturday, August 22nd.  Big thanks to Monique and Ben for hosting it at their beautiful country home.   20 people attended.  We played croquet.  We chatted.  We ate.  Boy, did we eat (and sip).   We held our formal Annual General… Rob T 08/27/09 0
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This is for friends/members of ACT - a community theatre – current, past, and would-be interest parties ... It is notice of the Annual General Meeting of ACT. When:  Saturday 22 August - about 4:00 till mid-evening Where:  at Ben Kinder/Monique Lafontaine’s country estate in Earnscliffe What to bring:  potluck… Rob T 07/23/09 0
SCRIPT READING OPPORTUNITY Corin McFadden (of IMAC) is soliciting the help of actors in the community, who might be free Friday, July 17, between 7-10 p.m, to participate in a stage reading of short excerpts, from the top six screenplay finalists, for the 2nd Annual PEI International Film Festival. This will be presented… Rob T 07/16/09 0
THEATRE TRAINING for YOUNG PEOPLE CentreStage Theatre in Kentville NS will be hosting a youth drama camp under the very capable leadership of Cynthia Myers, Chester (http://www.cynthia-myers.com). For more information or registration forms, please email jchurchill @ ns.sympatico.ca.  Week of August 3: Ages 6-11 STAR SEARCH: The greatest talent contest in the Universe! Queen Andromeda… Rob T 06/30/09 0
AGM - early notice ACT - a community theatre will hold its annual general meeting – well all right, its annual general convivial gathering – on Saturday afternoon, August 22nd, starting at 4:00 pm.  This is for ACT members – current, past and would-be. Besides the mercifully short business meeting, there’ll be news about… Rob T 06/22/09 0
Spring Cleaning We held our annual June clean-up of the Beach House on Saturday, 20 June.  Big thanks to the sweepers, scrubbers, garbage-tossers and toilet-bowl polishers: Wallena Higgins, Terry Pratt, Cyril Armstrong, Richard Haines, Barb Rhodenhizer, Doug Gallant and Rob Thomson.  After the labours we had a nice barbecue lunch together. Rob T 06/21/09 0
Ticket Prize ACT has received a note from Stephen Hurst, the president of the PEI chapter of the Huntington Society, to thank us for donating a pair of tickets to “Rocky Horror” as a prize.  The Society’s ‘Indy’ Go-Kart Challenge was held last weekend.  It raised $7000 for Hungington research and family… Rob T 06/21/09 0
Viva Eva!   Some good seats are still available, but the‘Orchestra A’ section of the Confederation Centre has almost entirely been sold for the three performances of EVITA.  It plays the Main Stage on March 26, 27 and 28.   This is the blockbuster musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice… Rob T 03/08/09 0
SUMMERTIME ACTING OPPORTUNITY Avonlea - Village of Anne of Green Gables AUDITIONS This summer be a part of PEI’s most famous story! • Anne     • Matthew Cuthbert • Gilbert   • Miss Stacy Qualifications: • Must be high energy • Must enjoy children • Must enjoy working outside • Must be… Rob T 03/08/09 0
Classic ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ Drama Coming this April is Sheep-for-Wheat’s staging of the Eugene Ionesco classic, The Lesson.  Starring accomplished local talents Chris Doiron, Meaghan Blanchard and Kelsey Moore, The Lesson is an absurdist one-act written in 1951. The critically acclaimed play was one of the French playwright’s (Ionesco) most distinguished works as well as… Rob T 02/27/09 0