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Kimpinski, Grace

Kimpinski, Grace

The Producer
February 2019 | Profile by Jane Ledwell

Grace Kimpinski has produced or co-produced a theatre show every few months for almost five years—but this year, she’s preparing for ten shows in four days. As of the day we met, she had no idea which plays or where they’d be staged.

That’s not poor planning: that’s the exhilaration of being festival director for The Island Fringe.

We spoke when
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Rumors

Rumors
Harbourfront Players

The Harbourfront Players perform Rumors by Neil Simon on March 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 pm and on March 10 at 2 pm on the Harbourfront Theatre stage in Summerside. The production is directed by Marlane O’Brien.

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, four couples are about to attend a gathering for 10th anniversary party of the Deputy Mayor of New York, and
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Raised on Television

Raised on Television

Raised On TV theatre celebrates Canadian television shows

Comedies, dramas, cartoons—most of us, we can say, were raised on television of some sort. This magic of “the boob tube” combines with theatre once again in the form of Raised on TV, a series of live-action reenactments playing on The Guild stage in February.

RoTV was created in 2017 by Islanders Rod Weatherbie and Grace
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PEI director

PEI director
Charlotte Gowdy to direct Crimes of the Heart at Watermark

Watermark Theatre has announced that Charlotte Gowdy will direct Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley in their 2019 summer season.

Born and raised on the Island, Charlotte has been performing, directing and teaching at theatres across Canada and internationally for the past 20 years. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of
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Shining the light

Shining the light
Spotlight Theatre in Summerside

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

In early November a water pipe burst behind the costume room of Spotlight School of Arts Inc. in Summerside. Most of the costumes used by the school were saved thanks to the quick thinking of Executive Director Reasha Walsh and staff. However, the school’s big production of The Nutcracker had to be cancelled.

“We were heartbroken. Not for
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What we need

The Four Tellers

The Guest Book
by Gordon Cobb

Stellar performers David Weale, Alan Buchanan, Gary Evans and Dennis King would agree that nobody can really pinpoint what exactly accounted for the huge pleasure The Four Tellers sparked in Islanders and tourists alike.

For me, after reflecting on this question for some time, the answer has become quite clear. This success has absolutely nothing do
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Matt Marr workshop

Matt Marr, a Los Angeles based dancer, teacher, actor and performer, will headline the 8th annual Holiday Dance Workshop, presented in Charlottetown on January 2.

Originally from New Brunswick, Matt has appeared on GLEE, The Voice, Todrick Hall’s Todrick MTV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Russell Peters Christmas Special, with Ellen Degerenes’ in her 2014 Oscar Trailer, and in the feature film Dancin’
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DuffleBag Theatre

DuffleBag Theatre
Family show comes to Georgetown and Summerside

Family-friendly theatrical company, DuffleBag Theatre, comes to the Island for two shows this December 30 performing at Harbourfront Theatre and King’s Playhouse. 

Since 1992, the self-proclaimed “nearly world-famous” theatre troupe has traveled the globe with their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories. Their trademark wit,
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Feast Dinner Theatre: Boot camp

Feast Dinner Theatre: Boot camp
Actors prepare for Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar

The latest Feast Dinner Theatre musical comedy is Twas the Night: Christmas in Kandahar. It extends the warmth of home to the heart of troops stationed overseas.

The production not only celebrates the milestone of 40 successful seasons for Feast Dinner Theatres but, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the First World War. “This is a
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Rainbow Valley

Un-Annie Valley

Review by Sean McQuaid 

When is an Anne of Green Gables story not an Anne story? When it’s writer/director Hank Stinson’s entirely Anne-free stage musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1919 novel Rainbow Valley

Granted, the novel itself isn’t steeped in Anne content. The fifth of LMM’s books featuring Anne Blythe (née Shirley), Rainbow Valley offers a
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