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.
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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Kings Playhouse Season
Quite a variety of offerings at Georgetown’s Kings Playhouse
There’s something for everyone this season at the King’s Playhouse ...
Starting with our “Haunting of the King’s Playhouse” on Friday, October 30th. Ghost hunters are invited to join Soul Patrol, Charlottetown’s paranormal investigators as they present their findings from their last investigation at the Playhouse.
Presentation begins at: 8pm
For those more interested in dressing up and bobbing for apples, our “Haunted Halloween Carnival” on October 31st may be just the thing! There will be pumpkin carving (with thanks to Nabuurs Gardens Ltd.), cupcake decorating, games and costume prizes.
The Carnival begins at: 11am
November welcomes us into our days of remembrance and our musical tribute to those who have served or are serving our country.
“A Night to Remember” features music, recordings and footage from wartime and is sure to offer a meaningful walk down memory lane.
Thursday, November 12th at 7:30pm
Friday, November 13th (School matinee) at 11am
Friday, November 13th at 7:30pm
On November 21st join us for our first ever “Black Tie Affair” - a gala fundraiser for The King’s Playhouse, Destination Georgetown Peninsula.
The evening features a 5 course meal, live music by local singer-songwriter Barry O’Brien and flamenco guitarist Jay Keating and amazing prizes.
Tickets are $55 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Fund.
Available at the King’s Playhouse or by contacting any member of the Board of Directors.
Music continues to fill our halls on November 28th as we welcome Atlantic String Machine as they present their “Bach to Beatles” program.
Showtime is 7:30pm
Tickets are available via email at email@example.com or by calling 902 394 2579 or at the door.
Our weekly programming continues with Kindermusik classes at 10am on Mondays. LIttle ones aged 0-5 are invited to bring their grown ups and join us for music, movement and wonderful learning opportunities.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time to think about the Community Theatre Festival - coming in March 2016
Prince Edward Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day is the PEI Community Theatre Festival, which will again be held in March, probably on Saturday the 12th.
It will be at the Carrefour in Charlottetown, filling the Saturday afternoon with a play running approximately every ¾ of an hour or so, with a social time in-between performances. Refreshments will be provided to the players. Performers will be given helpful adjudication; previous mentors have been helpful people like Wade Lynch, Monique Lafontaine and Richard Haines. Each group will be presented with a participation award.
The Community Theatre Festival is a showcase for true community theatre—a great chance for scores of actors and off-stage production volunteers to perform beyond their usual home audience, to rub shoulders with and learn from one another and get constructive feedback. It’s a fine opportunity for a group to preview or reprise a show they’ve developed for another presentation.
The Festival has grown in popularity since its resurgence in 2010. Last year the audience tended to drop in to watch two or three of the five performances—a fine mix of slapstick, intense drama, legend and the absurd.
Here’s what Adjudicator Wade Lynch has said about the Festival:
“The PEI Community Theatre Festival reminds me of why I went into theatre in the first place. It is an inclusive, nurturing community experience. The PEICTF is cross-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual celebration of life expressed through theatre. To see young actors taking their first tentative steps into a public arena alongside those who have spent decades treading the boards is thrilling. To hear stories told, sung and physicalized in English, French, Mi’kmaq and mime is how we build a stronger, welcoming, tolerant, safe and magical community. I can’t wait for next year!”
Now is the time organizers are inviting amateur (for-the-love-of-it) theatre groups to express interest and get working on a play. What’s wanted are short plays or excerpts—no more than a half-hour—of any kind: comedy, quasi-improv, gripping drama, mystery, slice-of-life, political satire, romance, family-friendly or avant-garde/mature.
So let the creative juices flow. There’s plenty of time over the coming few months to get into performance mode. Mentoring guidance is available on request.
To get information and to express interest, contact Kate Martin 892-4384, email@example.com or Rob Thomson 628-6778, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group should signify its intention to participate by December 15th; then definite confirmation is needed by January 31st.
For the fun of photos of the Festival, click on “Gallery” (on the home page, upper right corner) ... scroll down and click on the “Community Theatre Festival” sections