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safeTALK training

safeTALK is a 3 hour alertness training program with Canadian Mental Health Association PEI that pre [ ... ]

Acazing Talent Competition

The Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival has announced that its Acazing Tale [ ... ]

Part of the show

Audience participation at the Feast Dinner Theatre

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

Maintaining composure can be difficult for a performer at the best of times. Being on stage is tough. It requires incredible concentration to deliver a good performance and something as small as the ding of a cell phone can disrupt an artist’s focus. We’ve all peered around to see who’s ringing so we can give
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Island ancestors

Island ancestors
The family of actor Paul Cowling settled in PEI from Scotland

Actor Paul Cowling is performing this summer at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. This is his first time on the Island, but he has roots that go a ways back. 

“My mother’s family came to the Hunter River area from Scotland sometime in the mid-1800s, around 1839,” Cowling says. “My great-great grandfather, Farquhar Beaton, and his
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Thirty years of dance umbrella

dance umbrella, an arts education training programme under Confederation Centre of the Arts, is celebrating 30 years. 

Founders Peggy Reddin and Julia Sauvé established dance umbrella in 1988. The dance umbrella programme highlights dance as an enriching art form that helps build self-confidence, create healthy bodies and minds, and develop creativity.

After years of renting space from
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Watch The Island Summer Review on Facebook Live

Watch The Island Summer Review on Facebook Live

The Island Summer Review with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines is doing something new to show appreciation for those who have come to Harmony House Theatre, across six seasons. On August 8, through the support of the one of the show’s major sponsors at Honibe™, fans of The Island Summer Review can watch this year’s edition via Facebook Live.

Starting at 7:55 pm on August 8, Facebook Live will offer
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Back home to direct

Back home to direct
Islander Charlotte Gowdy to direct Myth of the Ostrich at Victoria Playhouse

Native Islander and theatre professional Charlotte Gowdy returns home from Stratford, Ontario this summer to direct Matt Murray’s Myth of the Ostrich at Victoria Playhouse. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France, Charlotte has been acting, directing, and
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The Red Dirt Road

The Red Dirt Road
Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production

Stories from the Red Dirt Road has its world-debut this month at the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Charlottetown Festival. This Island musical weaves together the stories of women from all aspects of life. It has been adapted by Marlane O’Brien from the Margie Carmichael book Stories from the Quilt

“It’s been a great surprise for
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Métis Mutt

Métis Mutt
A modern story of Indigenous life by Sheldon Elter

Sheldon Elter’s one-person autobiographical story, Métis Mutt, opens this month at Confederation Centre of the Arts’ new Loft space in the Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown. 

This play is a multi-character vignette that tells Elter’s experiences as a stand-up comedian in a coming-of-age story.

“There’s a time in your life when you
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Gold for PEI dancer

Gold for PEI dancer
Selena Coffin wins in Montreal

Selena Coffin, an 11-year-old dancer from Havenwood Dance Studio, Charlottetown, recently captured Gold in her tap solo division at the 5678 Showtime’s Dance World Cup event held in Montreal.  Selena was the only dancer from PEI to attend the Nationals as well that took place in Mont Tremblant before the DWC in July. Selena had 3 solo dances and she placed 1st
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Elvis in the building

Elvis in the building
The King of Rock meets the Queens of Country at Harbourfront

Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings are returning to the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside August 18 with a brand new show that they promise fans of Elvis and country music are going to love.

Dunn’s new Elvis Rock and Country features not only Elvis’ iconic rock songs, from “Blue Suede Shoes” to “Suspicious Minds,” but also several of
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Myth of the Ostrich

Myth of the Ostrich
Comedy stars Renée Hackett, Johanna Nutter, Melanie Piatocha

The Victoria Playhouse will mount the Atlantic premiere of Myth of the Ostrich by Canadian playwright Matt Murray from August 4 to September 2.

This comedy premiered at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was an instant crowd and critical favourite, before going on to become a hit on the Fringe circuit. The play had its main stage
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Some Upcoming Events

Ireland meets Scotland

Tuesdays to August 28 at Beaconsfield Historic House
Fridays to August 31 at Orwell Corner Historic V [ ... ]

Dot and Ada Plan a Wedding

Thursdays
St. Peters Courthouse Theatre The St. Peters Courthouse Theatre in beautiful St. Peters Ba [ ... ]

Old Home Week

Until August 18 
Charlottetown The annual Old Home Week festivities take place August 9 to 18 h [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Going pro

Profile: Brielle Ansems by Jane Ledwell When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moo [ ... ]

Richard Vickerson art

by Richard Vickerson The windows of my studio open onto a few old maple trees. They were once part  [ ... ]

Law Foundation funding

The Law Foundation of Prince Edward Island announced its grant funding for 2018 recently. Among the  [ ... ]