Kings Playhouse 2017 season
The Kings Playhouse in Georgetown has announced its summer season, “Our Roots Are Showing.”
Every Monday until September 4, Island storytellers David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Gary Evans and Dennis King as The Four Tellers will present Top Hats and Tall Tales.
Tuesday nights continue the year-round tradition of at the Playhouse of The Georgetown Ceilidh.
On Wednesday nights, to September 6, is a brand new show featuring Island musical group Treble with Girls (Jolee Patkai, Maxine MacLennan, Sheila MacKenzie and Norman Stewart). The commissioned work, For the Love of the Island, brings to life traditional and original songs, the stories behind them and reflections on the culture that drives the music and its creation.
Playhouse has expanded its ghostly tours, back by popular demand, and breaks outside of the walls of the haunted theatre to the streets of the historic town of Georgetown. Haunted Georgetown is a guided walk of the town, and takes guests through the sometimes spooky, sometimes mysterious history of the town. They go Thursdays until August 30.
Friday nights, to September 8, guests are invited to join in a celebration of homecooked meals, traditional stories and song as a brand new dinner theatre Uprooted & Unplugged comes to life. Reimagining local cuisine and celebrating the makers and growers of the food on our plates—this dinner theatre experience is sure to please.
The season is topped off with Newfoundland playwright Anne Chislett’s The Tomorrow Box. This Canadian classic tells the story of a farmer’s wife as she discovers her true value. It touches on themes of feminism, the rural urban divide and the search for self-worth. Show is onstage Sundays until September 3.
The Kings Playhouse will also present its 3rd annual art exhibition, Our Roots Are Showing—Reflections of the Past, Visions of the Future. The exhibition features historic photos of the town as well as new art created by members of the community as they reflect on the future.
For information, visit www.kingsplayhouse.com or call 1-888-346-5666.