Soup’s On!

Soup’Art is back!

Come out to the fifth annual event

As part of the 2019 Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, the public is invited to the fifth annual Soup’Art to celebrate International Francophonie Day. This event will take place at Confederation Centre of the Art’s Studio 1, on Wednesday, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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The audience will be served a bevy of delightful soups from many different countries with some gluten-free and vegan options. This experience will be enhanced by a rich exhibition of visual art and crafts created by Island artists and artisans, as well as jazz piano with Todd MacLean and singer-songwriter Fayo.

“SOUP’ART has been tremendously popular. The public enjoyed both the soups and the arts that were on view,” says Monique Lafontaine, French programming and arts education coordinator with the Centre. “This year we are proud to be including a performance by Acadian artist Fayo who now calls P.E.I. home.”

Admission to this event is free and all are welcome. In the spirit of sharing, members of the public are asked to bring cash donation for the Soup Kitchen.

This great event is a partnership of Confederation Centre of the Arts, La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard, Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean, and the World Acadian Congress.

For more information, please contact Monique Lafontaine at moniquel@confederationcentre.com or Germain Arsenault at germain.fcipe@gmail.com.

Prince Edward Island Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts, Watermark Theatre, and Victoria Playhouse

The Ladies Are Back

“What an amazing show… Amazingly talented ladies! Highly recommend going to see this show! – Facebook user Michelle
“You need to go to the Victoria Playhouse to see the Facinating Ladies… Their voices are amazing! One of the best shows I have seen at the best small Playhouse on PEI!” – Facebook user Trish

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Fascinating Ladies at the Victoria Theatre.

Five performances Only!
September 11th to 15th, 2019

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts, Watermark Theatre, and Victoria Playhouse

March Into the Centre This March

March Into The Centre This Spring Break!

Magical performances and enthralling art camps on deck, March 16-22


There is plenty on offer for ‘stay-cationers’ keeping it local this March Break. Confederation Centre of the Arts is staging a night of wonder from world-renowned magician Justin Flom on Saturday, March 16 as well as a week’s worth of fun visual arts classes for kids in the Gallery.

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Justin Flom has toured the world and performed on marquee programs such as Ellen, The Today Show, and the late night talk show circuit. From touring and collaborating with superstars like Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, and Nick Jonas, Flom finds himself in front of as diverse an audience range as any entertainer out there today.

The Las Vegas native has the ability to entertain anyone, anywhere, and is bringing his act for all ages to the Centre for a night of illusions and wonder! Presented as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre the magician hits the Homburg Theatre on March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Following the entertainment on the stage, it’s time to explore the visual arts! The Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s mARTch Break Camp in the Schurman Family Studio presents a chance for children explore the inspiring world of visual arts. These hands-on art activities are offered in many mediums–encouraging critical thinking and visual literacy through tours of the current exhibitions in the Gallery.

Taking place from March 18 to 22, these low-barrier activities are perfect for ages 6 to 12! For more information, contact Tamara Steele at artseducation@confederationcentre.com.

For Justin Flom’s Homburg Theatre performance, special thanks are extended to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Ocean 100, and Hot 105.5. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, via phone at 1 (800)565-0278, or online athttps://boxoffice.confederationcentre.com.

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Popping a Gut

March 16, 2019 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm at The Guild
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Performing their make-it-up-on-the-spot sketch comedy Saturday, March 9th at The Guild in Charlottetown, Popalopalots will have you laughing when they succeed, and laughing even harder when they fail.
Prince Edward Island Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts, Watermark Theatre, and Victoria Playhouse

Handsome Comes to Town

Jeremy Hotz Dangerously Handsome Tour

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Known for his astute observational comedy and charming good looks, stand-up comedian Jeremy Hotz announced today that he’ll hit the road in 2019 with his brand new DANGEROUSLY HANDSOME TOUR. Having sold out his last national tour, International Man of Misery three years back, Hotz returns with his constant companion “Shackleton the Wonderdog.”
The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Theatre.

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7th Story Window Ledge Story

March 8, 2019 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at The Guild
Fast-paced and full of energy, this sophisticated satire takes place on the window ledge of a seven-storey apartment building where a man is contemplating suicide.

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Endlessly interrupted by a variety of quirky, self-absorbed tenants, he becomes drawn into the absurdity of their daily lives.

7 STORIES is a meta-theatrical gem of a black comedy, full of eccentric characters with a wistfully existential conclusion.

This is the Festival’s first full-length production, and first Canadian work. 2019 marks 30 years since the premiere of this Canadian classic by multi-award winning Canadian playwright Morris Panych.


7 STORIES
by Morris Panych
Directed by Donnie Macphee

The Man – Mark Fraser
Charlotte / Rachel – Melissa Kramer
Rodney / Percy – Adam Brazier
Jennifer / Lillian – Rosie Shaw
Leonard / Michael – Graham Putnam
Marshall / Al – Fraser McCallum
Joan / Nurse Wilson – Becca Griffin

The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Playhouse

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Warm Songs on a Winter Night

Colombian Singer-songwriter Cristian de la Luna in Performance at Confederation Centre

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Presented as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre, Cristian de la Luna and his
backing band will be in performance on Friday, March 8, in Studio 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts.

 The performer and human rights activist creates songs inspired by the harsh realities of exile from his homeland and adaptation in a new country. Although confronting difficult topics, these songs are infused with words of friendship. Writing in Spanish, French and English, de la Luna understands that music is a universal language that knows no boundaries.

de la Luna was born in Colombia and grew up in the noisy bustle of Cumbia, Porro, and San Juanero. He played trumpet in a traditional Colombian music ensemble and percussion in the school band. It was there that he found the unalterable passion of his life: music. The young musician emigrated to Quebec at the age of 17 where the exile and nostalgia for his homeland served him to compose his first songs, and deliver his first concerts and tours in the province of the “language of Molière”. 

de la Luna now calls Edmonton home and recently released first solo album, Sabes (“do you know”). This album takes listeners to the South and invites you to dance to the sound of syncopated rhythms and catchy melodies. Sabes is a fusion of Afro-Caribbean, Funk, and Pop. Some of songs are rhythmic and dancing while others feature poetic lyrics and exuberant melodies. Exploring themes such as universality, de la Luna’s music pays homage to his Colombian roots and his newfound experiences in Canada.

 De la Luna will be in performance on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, plus fees and taxes, and are available at the door, at Confederation Centre’s box office, online at confederationcentre.com, or via phone at 902-566-1267 (toll free at 1-800-565-0278.) This show is sponsored by La Voix acadienne.

The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Theatre.

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Going Local

Local Actors Featured in Watermark 2019 Acting Company

Watermark Theatre is thrilled to announce their 2019 Acting Company, featuring two local PEI actors, two actors from Halifax, and two from Toronto. Cornwall born and Emyvale raised Jenna Marie joins the company for her first season while Jacob Hemphill, born and raised in Summerside, returns for his 2nd season. Well known to Watermark audiences, Leah Pritchard, joins the company once again for her 5th  season while Kathyrn McCormack, Warren Bain, and Alexandra Montagnese are all newcomers to the company.

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A 4th year student studying Theatre and Opera Performance at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Jacob Hemphill was seen in last summer’s Watermark productions of Dial M For Murder and A Moon For The Misbegotten. His other credits include: The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan (Confederation Centre); and My Fair Lady (The Grand Theatre).

Jenna Marie attended Holland College School of Performing Arts the first year the program became available. After completing the program, she was accepted to Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in the heart of Toronto. Since coming home, Jenna Marie has had the opportunity to play roles such as Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (ACT Community Theatre), Jill in Skin Flick (ACT Community Theatre) and her favorite role to date, Mary in Mary’s Wedding (Sandstone Theatre Company).

Leah Pritchard is an actor from Halifax who has starred in numerous Watermark productions. From the part of Lizzie in The Rainmaker to the part of Vivie in Mrs. Warren’s Profession and other memorable roles in The Lion In Winter, An Ideal Husband, The Glass Menagerie, and Barefoot in the Park. Since gaining her BFA from Memorial University, she has worked as an actor and singer across Newfoundland (Theatre NL, Gros Morne), Nova Scotia (Neptune, Xara Choral Theatre, Villain’s Theatre), and Ontario (Tangled Arts + Disability).

Halifax based Kathryn McCormack is very familiar with the north shore of PEI as she spent her summers in Stanley Bridge. She was named Best Theatre Actor in the Coast’s “Best of Halifax” issue and has been nominated twice for the Theatre NS Merritt Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Cinderelly and Alice in Wonderland (Shakespeare by the Sea). Other credits include: This is Nowhere, Archive of Missing Things (Zuppa Theatre Co.), It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street (Neptune Theatre), Othello, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare by the Sea).

Warren Bain has spent eight seasons with the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival as both actor and assistant director. Other credits include: Weekend Comedy, A Christmas Carol (Orillia Opera House), The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, Miracle on 34th Street (Upper Canada Playhouse), And Then The Lights Went Out (StageWest Calgary). He is a BFA Ryerson University graduate, Co-Artistic Director of Bain & Bernard Comedy, and an Artistic Associate with Sheatre.

Alexandra Montagnese is a founding member of the Montreal-based Jot & Tittle Puppetry Collective and a core company member of Lucid Ludic in Toronto. Alexandra has performed several one-woman shows including Suddenly, There by Michael Lake, which had its debut at the Atlantic Fringe Festival in 2014. Her own one-woman show Public Mischief won pick of the fringe at Kingston’s Storefront Fringe. Alexandra has performed with Theatre Direct, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Young People’s Theatre, Shakespeare in Action, Theatre Kingston, and Theatre Rusticle. Alexandra holds a BA from McGill and an MFA from York University.

All of these fine actors will be appearing in Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti and Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley throughout the summer months as well as taking part in the Watermark Play Reading Series. Most will also teach acting classes in the company’s Teenage Acting Conservatory.

Boeing Boeing runs from June 25th to August 31st
Crimes of the Heart runs from July 5th to August 30th
The Play Reading Series is on August 7th, 14th, and 21st
The Teenage Acting Conservatory is from July 22nd to Aug 2nd

For more information, or to set up an interview with any of the actors please contactAndrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963-3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the Professional Theatre Network of PEI.

The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Theatre.

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Art For All

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We encourage everyone to please attend this awesome (free!) event.

The artwork on display is made by Island artists with intellectual disabilities and their supporters.

The Guild, Watermark Theatre, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, and Victoria Theatre.

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