Ebb & Flow on PEI

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Ebb & Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI 
Coming off a successful run in Charlottetown, this fascinating performance tells stories of the indigenous Mi’kmaq and the many waves of  settlers on PEI by musicians, singers, storytellers and writers.
Featuring Teresa Kuo, Tiffany Liu, Julie Pellissier-Lush, Amanda Mark, Laurie Murphy, Vince the Messenger, and Haley Zavo and a special guest for each performance!
Ebb & Flow “integrates multimedia and multicultural with the spirit of a down-home family ceilidh” – Ivy Wigmore, The Buzz.
We have a limited number of tickets available. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse
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We are observing COVID-19 safety protocols. Physical distancing will be in place in the theatre and we strongly recommended you wear your mask until seated. Thank you for helping us open the theatre safely!

Song Rise at the Guild

 

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Join us for a live-stream of Songrise with Tara MacLean and Friends. Hosted by Patrick Ledwell and featuring acts such as Kierrah Celeste, Dennis Ellsworth, and Andrew Waite. 
Song Rise is a circle of local songwriters, presented by The Guild. Like other song circles, there will be stories and tunes, but this will also be an interactive experience with an on live audience through live stream accessible all over the world. Four amazing songwriters each night will entertain a socially distanced live audience. It will be an intimate, passionate and powerful experience for those in attendance and those watching from home. Each group has been carefully curated for optimal chemistry.

All productions are being presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operates under its rules and guidelines. Within these guidelines, theatre seating has been limited to a maximum of 50 people. Chairs will be grouped with a maximum of 6 chairs per group, and each group is 6ft. from one another. It is possible that depending on the size of your party, you may be seated with other audience members within those 6 chairs. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please speak with our box office agents by calling 902-620-3333, or emailing boxoffice@theguildpei.com.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

Songs of Protest

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Next Watermark Music Series Concert Announced

The Watermark Music Series next live streamed concert of the summer will be held this Sunday August 23rd at 7:30PM, on our Facebook page.

Songs of Protest from the repertoires of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Marvin Gaye; Bruce Cockburn; Bob Marley and many more. Performed by Catherine MacLellan, Scott Parsons, Rob Oakie, Nick Gauthier, and Dave Wigmore.

Songs of protest have always been a part of mankind’s development. Used for speaking out against oppression, unjust laws, and inequality, they give a voice to those who are socially, economically and politically challenged. Songs about social justice are particularly important today as we battle to eliminate racism and fight for equality in our society.

The show features one of PEI (and Canada’s) greatest voice and songwriter in the folk world, Catherine MacLellan. She will be supported by Scott Parsons, an icon in PEI’s music history and a founder of the Black Cultural Society of PEI. The special guest for the evening will be Rob Oakie with Nick Gauthier and Dave Wigmore. You’ll hear some classics and some songs you may not recognize from the repertoires of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Marvin Gaye, Bruce Cockburn, Bob Marley and many more.

These free concerts, curated as always by Rob Oakie, can be viewed in the comfort of your homes by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Watermark-Theatre-93969977499

For more information, or to set up interviews with Rob Oakie, or any of the artists, please contact Andrea Surich at 902‐963‐3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

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

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

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

The Hall is Alive

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We welcomed three of the Island’s most talented singer-songwriters to the Victoria Playhouse for the last two days. They were making a video on our stage. It was wonderful to hear live music in our beautiful hall again and we look forward to more events happening soon. Thanks Catherine MacLellan, Tim Chaisson and Rachel Beck for choosing to come to Victoria.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

Songs on the Rise

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Song Rise is a circle of local songwriters, presented by The Guild.

Like other song circles, there will be stories and tunes, but this will also be an interactive experience with an on live audience through live stream accessible all over the world. Four amazing songwriters each night will entertain a socially distanced live audience. It will be an intimate, passionate and powerful experience for those in attendance and those watching from home. Each group has been carefully curated for optimal chemistry.

August 26th will feature Kierrah Celeste, a name you should get to know!

And not forget.

Kierrah Celeste is an artist and singer songwriter from upstate NY.

As a child, Kierrah was surrounded by a musical family who embraced her talents and helped her hone her craft and artistic abilities.

Competing in multiple talent shows – local, national, and for television, Celeste won the majority. Her most notable competition being the NAACP ACT-SO competition where she represented the state of New York in the national finals.

Since stepping onto PEI, Kierrah has made a quite the impact with her ethereal performance style. Influenced by the sounds of R&B and artists like Beyoncé, Brandy, Lauryn Hill, and Tamia, Kierrah Celeste plans to deliver a captivating experience that will leave you wanting more.

Along with Tara MacLean, Dennis Ellsworth, Andrew Waite and hosted by Patrick Ledwell!

August 26th @ 7:30pm!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

A Wayward Feather

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This summer at the Victoria Playhouse we are reaching out to friends who have worked with us in past seasons and asked them to share their stories of the time spent with us here at the Playhouse.

Trilby Jeeves performed with us for three seasons in the eighties. She played the female lead roles in ‘Talley’s Folly’, ‘Sinners’ and ‘Seamarks’.
Here is an excerpt from her reminiscences The complete story will appear on our new website coming soon.

“The best feeling was being on that lovely stage when the audience couldn’t stop laughing. My advice from the comedy ‘Sinners’ that my friend, Michel Houde, and I were in, is to not wear a costume with lots of feathers. Seeing one sticking out from Michel’s sweaty forehead as he made a “serious” phone call took great effort for me to not break out laughing. He had no idea it was there. He wondered why I whacked him in the head as we ran “up the stairs” (back stage) to return to the bedroom set. That feather had to go!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

Showcasing the Showcase

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The Showcase full store clearance sale begins today! 🛍💫

After many years of wonderful service, The Showcase Gift Shop, located in our theatre lobby, will be closing on September 5.

The entire store will be 50% off, with quality hand-crafted items, jewelry, pottery, women’s fashions, music, and so much more.

Store hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

Tales of the Atlantic

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The Guild brings thrills and adventure to the stage this summer! Amazing Tales of the Atlantic is a live radio play anthology series celebrating the unique residents of the Atlantic. It takes the characters in our community we all know and love and puts them in wild scenarios. Each evening of Amazing Tales of the Atlantic will feature three unique stories and every month audiences will be treated to 3 new chapters of the three ever-evolving tales!

Those tales are:

The DDT Detectives – Set in the wrestling heydays of the 1980’s, Crusher Kevin Cormier and Dashing David Doiron are a hard hitting tag team by night and hard drinking super sleuths by slightly later at night. Kevin and David help the helpless and solve mysteries as they travel from town to town thrilling crowds. It’s the Littlest Hobo meets Murder She Wrote meets Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling.

The B’ylight Zone – There’s some friggin’ thing on the hull of the lobster boat! The B’ylight Zone is a show in the style of the Twilight Zone or Black Mirror and puts colorful maritime locations and characters at the centre of all of the freaky deaky scenarios. Each episode is it’s own thrilling self contained story and set of characters.

Anne of the Green Planet – A precocious human orphan named Anne from the planet Nova Nova Scotia is taken in by a brother and sister scientist duo who live on the space station Avonlea, which orbits a mysterious planetoid called P31. Between school and duties in the lab, Anne and her new friend GilBot find themselves in all sorts of scientific adventures.

Entry is $20 at the door, seats can be reserved in advance by contacting The Guild, 111 Queen Street, Charlottetown at (902)620-3333 or by emailing boxoffice@theguildpei.com with details.

All productions are being presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operates under its rules and guidelines. Within these guidelines, theatre seating has been limited to a maximum of 50 people. Chairs will be grouped with a maximum of 6 chairs per group, and each group is 6ft. from one another. It is possible that depending on the size of your party, you may be seated with other audience members within those 6 chairs.

If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please speak with our box office agents by calling 902-620-3333, or emailing boxoffice@theguildpei.com.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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

Making a Manuscript

Major Digital Exhibition of Anne Manuscript Announced

Original ‘Anne of Green Gables’ Manuscript to be exhibited virtually; Presented by the CCAG, L.M. Montgomery Institute, and UPEI’s Robertson Library

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For the first time ever, L.M. Montgomery’s famed Anne of Green Gables manuscript will be made widely accessible as the central feature of an upcoming online exhibition. Announced today, the ambitious new exhibition, Exploring a National Treasure: L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables Manuscript, will be developed through a partnership between the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG), and the L.M. Montgomery Institute (LMMI) and the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI).

Launching in 2022, Exploring a National Treasure is envisioned as a rich digital experience for readers and fans around the world, showcasing the writing of the famous novel in an unprecedented digital manner. The virtual exhibition will be curated by Montgomery scholar, Dr. Emily Woster. Dr. Elizabeth Epperly, founder of the LMMI, will be a consultant on the exhibition. The online project will be developed with an investment by the Virtual Museum of Canada. 

Key themes in the exhibition include Montgomery’s creativity, writing, and editing processes; the story of Anne and her origins in Cavendish, P.E.I. in the early 20th century; the novel’s international success; and creative adaptations of the Anne story.

Viewers will be invited to rediscover this famous literary work and its rich legacy. The exhibition will increase accessibility to the manuscript while the digital version will help preserve the original pen and ink on paper manuscript, acquired for the CCAG’s permanent collection in 1967.

“I have certainly observed Montgomery scholars visiting the Island to conduct research on the manuscripts here at the CCAG,” shares Gallery Director Kevin Rice. “I have also witnessed international visitors being mesmerized at seeing the handwritten Anne manuscript on exhibition. This upcoming new virtual exhibition is an opportunity to make this rare artifact widely accessible to readers and scholars.”

“It is a very exciting opportunity to create this exhibition, and we are extremely appreciative of the investment in this project by the Virtual Museum of Canada,” Rice continues, adding that the CCAG is pleased to be collaborating with the Robertson Library and the LMMI on this initiative, which speaks to the organizations’ shared mandate to preserve works of cultural value and foster educational outreach.

“The LMMI exists to promote research into, and informed celebration of, Montgomery’s life and works, and so we could not be more excited about partnering in this project,” offers Dr. Philip Smith, chair of the LMMI Management Committee. “Making the handwritten manuscript of Montgomery’s most famous novel—complete with editing marks and strike-throughs—available for scholars and fans across the world will generate new understanding and appreciation of the book and author. Added features, such as a 360-degree animation of the Macneill Homestead’s kitchen in Cavendish, where the novel was written, will enrich our connection with Montgomery’s beloved home, her community, and her times.”

“A leader in digitization and a steward of physical and digital collections by and about Montgomery, the Robertson Library at UPEI welcomes the opportunity to partner with the CCAG and the LMMI on this project,” remarks University Librarian Donald Moses. “By digitizing Montgomery’s original manuscript for Anne of Green Gables, we will be able to display, navigate, and visualize the novel and the writer’s creative process in new ways. Through interactive experiences, Canadians and the international Montgomery community will be reintroduced to this literary treasure.”

Visitors to the bilingual exhibition, Exploring a National Treasure, will have digital access to all 853 pages of the manuscript, including the interesting material—notes and short snippets of work—that exists on the backs of pages. With the manuscript as the exhibition’s central pillar, visitors, whether new to Montgomery’s works or researchers familiar with the author, will be able to engage with new research, watch animations and videos of places and moments vital to the book, and hear expert commentary and dramatic retellings of Anne’s important place in Canadian history.

For information on current exhibitions on display at the CCAG in Charlottetown, please visit Confederation Centre’s website.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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