Coming Soon!

When a Montreal housewife wins one million customer loyalty stamps from a department store, her life is turned upside-down in this heartwarming English-language comedy, Belles Soeurs: The Musical, playing at the Homburg Theatre from September 13 to October 1, 2016.

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The musical is based on Michel Tremblay’s landmark piece of theatre, Les Belles-Soeurs, which has been performed around the world in more than 25 languages.

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Jared Perry’s ‘Encounters’

Jared Perry was born and raised on PEI. He received his BFA from Mount Allison University where his studies focused on painting and drawing. Since graduating he has been active in the Charlottetown art community. Recently he has participated in events such as: Art in the Open, Art Battle, and various art exhibitions.

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Vulnerable Encounters is comprised of paintings, drawings, and sculptures that Perry completed over the past year. The exhibition primarily depicts images of the human form and explores how a lack of control makes one feel vulnerable.

The emotions and relationships of the figures are told through their body gestures that strongly communicate their state of mind and create a narrative quality to the work.

Vulnerable Encounters will be on display at the Gallery @ The Guild 7 days a week from September 7 to 24. There is an opening reception on September 7 from 7 to 9 pm.

Fathers, Sons, Sorry, at Victoria Playhouse

The Victoria Playhouse is pleased to announce the return of comedian Chris Gibbs following his 2015 hit debut as the opening act in the sold out run of Stranger to Hard Work starring Cathy Jones. He will perform his show Like Father, Like Son? Sorry from September 10 – 16.

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Chris Gibbs has been unqualified for many jobs: he was an overweight acrobat, a private school English teacher whose only qualification was a British accent, and a Titanic Museum re-enactor fired after one day for ‘adding a few jokes’. Then he found himself in the most difficult, most important job of all – fatherhood.

Like Father, Like Son? Sorry is a stand-up comedy show that playfully explores the fears, worries, and surprises of being a new father and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.

The show premiered at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival where it won Patron’s Pick. It then played to sell-out houses at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. He was later invited to perform it at the 2010 Next Stage Theatre Festival and 2010 Uno Festival. In April 2010, Chris performed an excerpt from the show at the “True Stories and Other Lies” Gala at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. The show subsequently sold out and was held over at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Since then Like Father, Like Son? Sorry has toured extensively across Canada and continues to do so.

“He’s one of the most uniquely persuasive solo performers around… it’s all fresh, it’s all funny, it’s presented with wit and style… Highly recommended.” – Toronto Star

 

Hall of Fame Fiddlers at Harbourfront

Presented by Giant Tiger Summerside and Festival of Small Halls

Ivan and Vivian Hicks are distinguished for their contribution to preserve and promote old-time fiddling throughout North America. Their music has roots steeped in tradition but their approach to getting it into the hearts and minds of people is modern and innovative.

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Ivan Hicks, a member of the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, has been playing old-time music for 70 years, is an accomplished composer, recording artist, performer and mentor and lively ambassador for Atlantic Canada’s heritage.

Throughout the years he has been a member of various bands including the Marshwinds dance band (1969-1990) and Maritime Express, an old-time and bluegrass band (1979-2005). In the late 1970s he formed the community fiddle group Sussex Avenue Fiddlers of which he is director.

Enjoy an afternoon of award winning fiddling, stepdancing and vocals with Ivan and Vivian and the Sussex Avenue Fiddlers at the Harbourfront Theatre on Sunday, September 4, at 2 PM.

Generating Excitement

Battle of the Bands winners Generator are having their victory show at The Guild on September 4th at 8pm. Generator is an experimental, indie rock band from Charlottetown PEI.

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The band formed just over a year ago and has since been making waves all over the island. They plan to make this show their best yet as a way to celebrate their victory. This is a show not to be missed, and will be a great way to end your summer.