Watermark Theatre in North Rustico is pleased to announce that director Alan Kinsella will return to the theatre to direct “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” after his very successful staging of “Blithe Spirit” last year. The Guardian called “Blithe Spirit” the “best comedy on P.E.I.” and the theatre added extra performances to accommodate the high demand that this rollicking comedy warranted. The production was a major reason Watermark had a 31.4% increase in individual ticket sales last year.
While Mr. Kinsella directs the George Bernard Shaw drama this summer, Artistic Director Robert Tsonos tackles Neil Simon’s comedy “Barefoot in The Park”. A reversal of sorts, since Mr. Tsonos directed the drama of last summer, “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams. “Switching things up, keeps everyone on their toes”, says Mr. Tsonos, “ audiences will get to see another side to Alan’s work, and I get to bring a light comedic sensibility to our stage”.
Mr. Kinsella is a native of County Wexford, Ireland, who began his career as an actor at the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He settled in Canada in 2013 and over the past four years has directed over 25 Canadian productions in Toronto including “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, “The Woman in Black”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “Hair”, and “Anything Goes”.
Originally from Montreal, Robert Tsonos enters into his 2nd season as Artistic Director after building an international theatre career acting in, or directing, over 60 productions across Canada, Japan, England, Venezuela, Hong Kong, and Australia. Robert began as an actor with the company appearing in “ An Ideal Husband”, “The Rainmaker”, “The Lion in Winter”, and “Romeo & Juliet” as well as directing the tour of “Canada 300”.