All posts by Edward Staskus

Edward Staskus is a free-lance writer from Sudbury, Ontario, and lives in Lakewood, Ohio, on the north side of the Rocky River valley.

Getting Ripped with Snak

Snak the Ripper 

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| The Mack

Stepping onto the Canadian hip-hop forefront in early 2007, Snak has been kicking up dust all over the country ever since.

His debut release, self titled”The Ripper”, gained hype across the globe, building his fan base by thousands in less than a year, and went on to sell over 2000 copies digitally and hand-to-hand in that time.

With help from his crew, Snak has been littering the Internet with his reality-based lyrics, hard-hitting beats, and pure ability to tell it like it is. With over one million views on YouTube, its not hard to see that Snak The Ripper is making noise all over the world.

**This show may contain mature themes and content.

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 Call to Action

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February 11, 2020 at 7:00pm at The Guild

Hosted by Ellen Taylor join us for a “Call to Action” for the Public and MLAs, City Council. We will hear success stories of recovery as well as people who have struggled in navigation the system as family members.

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

All Sax No Wax

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Proteus

 

| Memorial Hall

Collaborating with composers, artists, and guests, Proteus explores the capabilities of the saxophone quartet and its variations. Subsequently, they have developed a unique and personal repertoire that takes audiences on a journey through traditional works, transcriptions, and new music with “incredible precision and a great deal of emotion” (Le Voyageur).

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

What Happened Here?

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Exploring Abandoned Houses with Tony Gallant and the Grade 11/12 English Class at Immanuel Christian School.

The Grade 11/12 English class at Immanuel Christian School partnered with PEI photographer Tony Gallant this past September and October in a project called ”What Happened Here?” The students visited abandoned houses at several different locations on the island, accompanied by Tony, trying to discover what had, in fact, happened there, causing these homes to be abandoned. Students then were given the task of writing a story based on the photos they had taken of these houses and locations. These stories are works of fiction that they have written and invented themselves. Tony was an excellent expert for the class as he has a keen interest in abandoned houses and has taken many photographs of these places himself, including showcasing his work in a published book entitled ”Door to the Past: Abandoned Properties of Prince Edward Island.”

The English students are pleased to be showcasing their work – their photographs and their stories – along with a display of Tony’s work at The Guild from February 5th -16th.

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

2 Do 40

Introducing Brett and Drew: Two Actors Will Portray 40 Characters This Summer

Rejéan Cournoyer and Jeremy Legat will star in comedic play ‘Bed and Breakfast’ at The Mack

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They say it takes a village and this summer two Charlottetown Festival actors will take on the whole town.

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced Rejéan Cournoyer and Jeremy Legat as the two performers bringing the hilarious and poignant comedy Bed and Breakfast to life, from July 11 to September 26 at Confederation Centre. Written by Canadian Mark Crawford, the comedic play will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Mary Francis Moore.

“We are very excited to have Rejéan and Jeremy among our company,” says Brazier. “This is a hilarious show that offers two tour-de-force performances; two actors play an entire rural community, switching from character to character at break-neck speed.”

Sponsored by Honibe, Bed and Breakfast follows big city gents Brett and Drew as they endeavour to resettle in a picturesque small town. We follow them as they inherit the family home, move from Toronto, and struggle with renovation hell and their opening weekend—all leading to their big decision: do they stay or pack it all in?

Rejéan Cournoyer is a household name in Charlottetown, following turns in Evangeline, Mamma Mia!, and others, and actually made his professional debut with the 1994 Young Company. “Everything I’ve accomplished is rooted here—my career, the best friends I’ve had, and the land I’ve bought here,” he shares. “My partner is a set and costume designer and we moved to the Island permanently in 2016; this is a very important place.”

The Nova Scotia native recently performed in the critically-acclaimedPiaf/Dietrich (Mirvish) and has performed throughout Canada. He can relate to the challenge his character faces of establishing oneself in a new community. “These two men have some naiveté when they move to the small town, being fish-out-of-water. That’s where a lot of the comedy and charm of the play come from; both the comedic and serious.”

Jeremy Legat can also speak to the feeling of being ‘from away’, having recently moved to Canada from the U.K. following appearances in London’s West End (Wicked and Oliver!). “I think everyone can empathize with that from some point in their lives,” he offers.

The London native has enjoyed exploring the country, performing live theatre in Halifax, Hamilton, and Toronto as well as TV roles on Murdoch Mysteries and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. “It was bit of a culture shock coming to Canada, in the pursuit of new life and new adventure, but it’s been a very exciting ride so far.”

This blend of emotions is also felt by the pair as they approach Bed and Breakfast and its 40-odd characters, ranging from Torontonians Brett and Drew, to various local contractors, teenagers and nosy coffee shop baristas.

“It’s terrifying, but a good terrifying,” laughs Legat. “You’ve got to come up with all those personalities and make them different from one other and from Rejéan’s characters. Each one needs to be instantly distinct.”

Cournoyer agrees, “The writing is so good, it’s all there on the page and it’s very funny. It’s an exciting challenge.”

Both men will also appear in the Mainstage musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone, with Cournoyer playing the narrator and lead, ‘Man-in-Chair’, and Legat as the hilarious butler, ‘Underling’.

Experience it all, this summer at The Charlottetown Festival, sponsored by CIBC. Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

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

Rove Rove Rove Your Boat

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH, 2020 – 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

All Seats: $58.50 (tax & fees included)

*Please note: This event is currently sold out. Please contact our Box Office at 902-888-2500 (open Mon-Fri, 12-5pm) if you are looking for tickets so that we can add your name to the wait list.

The Irish Rovers – Wasn’t That A Party! 

The legendary Irish Rovers return to Harbourfront Theatre! These Kings of Celtic have been honoured as one of Ireland’s greatest exports by EPIC, the Emmigration Museum in Dublin as well as back in their hometown of Ballymena.  The Rovers recent album release “The Scottish Album – Up Among the Heather”, reflects the Scottish influence on the band’s Northern Irish roots, while their previous album “The Unicorn, the Continuing Story” gave us the long-awaited sequel to their famed Unicorn song, and a new video that answers the question, “Whatever happened to the Unicorns when the ark left them stranded on the shore?” The Unicorn – https://youtu.be/mN-uA9CiV_w

Fans should fasten their seat belts for a rollicking night of the hits, the Rovers’ latest, and lots of hilarious stories from their years on the road. The days of the long tours are finally coming to an end for these Irish lads as they are now completing one last world tour.

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