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What It Means

Historical Context:

The Springhill Nova Scotia Mining Disaster of 1958. Our production of Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story at the Watermark Theatre runs from Nov 30th to Dec 10th. For tickets: www.ticketwizard.ca or call 902-963-3963.

https://museumofindustry.novascotia.ca/…/no-2-mine-bump

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Stagecraft and Show Business

Victoria Playhouse is pleased to offer theatre classes for school-aged young people. With experienced instructor and practitioner, Becca Griffin, kids will enjoy learning about foundational practices, storytelling, movement, puppetry, improv, and more!

Classes will be offered in two age categories- Juniors: ages 5 to 11; and Seniors: ages 12 to 17. All are welcome and no previous experience is required!

Thursday afternoons from October 13th to December 15th (10 classes)

Juniors Class 3:30 to 4:30

Senior Class 4:30 to 6:00

Fees: $150 for the session. Family discount: $125 for second child enrolled; $100 for third child enrolled.

If you would like to enroll your child or children or if you have any questions, please email emily@victoriaplayhouse.com or call 902-658-2370.

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Beneath Springhill Beyond Fionna

Due to Hurricane Fiona, Watermark Theatre was forced to postpone their production of Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story, originally scheduled from September 28th to October 8th. The new dates for the production will be November 30th to December 10th, 2022. At the time, the theatre was without power and Islanders were dealing with the aftermath of the storm, warranting the decision to postpone.

“Our theatre, like many theatres across the country, has learned to pivot”, says Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, “whether adapting through years of Covid lockdowns and restrictions, or a powerful hurricane, we have learned to become a resilient bunch of artists. This inspirational play about surviving a disaster seems even more important to present to our audience today than it did a few weeks ago. I’m thrilled that we were able to find new dates that worked for all involved and urge people to come and see this magnificent play.”   

For those who had tickets booked for a previous date, Watermark will be contacting you in the next day or two about rebooking for another date. If you are unavailable at that time you may save the credit for a later production, get a refund, or the theatre will forward the cost of your ticket as a donation to the Red Cross’s Hurricane Fiona in Canada Appeal. If you have any questions please contact Watermark by email at info@watermarktheatre.com or call 902-963-3963.

An inspirational play about surviving a disaster, Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story by Beau Dixon tells the incredible story of “the singing miner,” an African-Canadian who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958. This multi-award-winning one-man show performed by Beau Dixon recalls the events during the disaster, the effect it had on Ruddick’s family, and the racial tensions in the town of Springhill. The play is a celebration of hope, courage and community. Directed and developed by Linda Kash. Music by Susan Newman and Lyrics by Rob Fortin.
“A celebration of the human spirit…” – Calgary Sun

** This production is proudly supported by the PEI Events Innovation Fund and the Destination Management Fund

Tickets on sale at http://www.ticketwizard.ca or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963

Watermark Theatre’s Mandate
Located in North Rustico, PEI, on land that is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, the Watermark Theatre is a professional theatre company that produces time-honoured plays, as well as contemporary plays that resonate with our times.
As a company we are led by the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and commit to incorporating these core values in everything we do.
We prioritize environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Watermark Theatre is dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators through mentorship and professional training.
In all of our programming we strive for artistic excellence while endeavouring to inform, affect, and engage our audience and our community.

For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or admin@watermarktheatre.com

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World Premier Ending Soon

We are down to our final four performances of The Workd Premiere Production of “the two Horse Wpmen” Starring Robin Craig and Judy Marshak. Directed by Kate Lynch.

The Guild’s World Premiere production of this new comedy by award-winning Canadian actor/playwright Robin Craig. Two veteran theatre actors come to grips with the state of their careers as they not only share a dressing room, but also the most challenging role of their lives. Laugh out loud with these two great dames of Canadian theatre, as they put one hoof in front of the other, and gallop toward friendship and vindication.

For tickets call 9026203333 or visit our website at

www.theguildpei.com

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The Two Horse Women is Here

Thank you to the amazing Doug Gallant for the review of this great piece of theatre at The Guild.

“Unless you’ve worked in the theatre at some point in your life chances are you don’t know what really happens backstage in the dressing room.

The dressing room is a world unto itself.

On the surface it’s a sanctuary of sorts where actors, frequently elbow to elbow, apply their make-up, get into costume and often review their scripts before going out there to make the magic happen.

But it’s much more than that.

In Robin Craig’s absolutely delightful new comedy The Two Horsewomen, which had its world premiere at The Guild Friday night, you find out how much more.

Craig’s brilliantly crafted and insightful script, inspired in part by her own 50 +year career in theatre and television, reveals the secondary role of the dressing room as a place for actors to vent.

With co-star Judy Marshak, whose decades long friendship with Craig has seen them share the stage more than once, Craig reflects on the ups and downs of the actors life.

They talk about the roles they got that helped define their careers, the roles they didn’t get but should have and the roles they want.

But they also reflect on a situation many women in theatre and film find themselves in when they reach a certain age, the good roles become increasingly harder to find and competition for those roles is stiff.

They often find themselves cast in roles they believe are beneath them but the harsh economic reality of the theatre dictates they can’t really say no.

In The Two Horsewomen the accomplished actors played by Craig and Marshak find themselves cast as either end of a dancing horse.

It’s a crushing blow to an actor’s ego but work is work and money is money.

It’s humiliating for an actor and almost drives Marshak’s character to pack it in but they ultimately stick it out make the best of it.

The script is hilarious and Craig and Marshak will have you chucking, snorting and guffawing for the duration.

Loved Lori Hickling’s set and costume design and Kate Lynch’s direction.

And I must add a nod to Nathaniel Ing and Jennifer Arsenault who turned the set changes into their own little bit of clever business.

The Two Horsewomen is a first class effort showcasing two women at the top of their craft.

If you get the chance to see it you really should.”

Doug Gallant

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Ending Soon at the Guild

Summer break is coming to an end, but we have the perfect opportunity for your family to make a few more memories before it’s over!

The Guild’s Musical Theatre School students have two more performances left to see:

🟡 Honk Jr | August 23 at 11am

🟢Shrek Jr | August 25 at 11am

Book tickets online at www.TheGuildPEI.com, or call the Box Office team at (902) 620-3333.

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Newfie Doctor

👀 What do you know about Doctor Chris?!

Vera says she “creeped him on the Facebook. So hot in the Guatemalan jungle he kept having to take his shirt off.”

Come visit our Harbour at the Confederation Centre, and find out why this tiny town is after him 👀

For tickets and more information, visit the link in our bio ✨

Featuring the cast from Tell Tale Harbour

Set and Costume Design: Cory Sincennes

Lighting Design: Leigh Ann Vardy

Photo Credit: Louise Vessey

#telltaleharbour

#chfest2022

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Sex Death God

This year’s Fringe showcases performances from across Canada! That’s right, we have shows from Vancouver, Edmonton, North Bay, Toronto, and right here on PEI!! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to take in another performance… get your tickets now: www.islandfringe.com
Creative PEI
PEI Culture Action Plan
Prince Edward Island Tourism
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Festivals and Events PEI
The Haviland Club
DownStreet Dance
Havenwood Dance Studio
The Salvador Dali Café

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Mime and Potatoes

This year’s Fringe showcases performances from across Canada! That’s right, we have shows from Vancouver, Edmonton, North Bay, Toronto, and right here on PEI!! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to take in another performance… get your tickets now: www.islandfringe.com

Creative PEI

PEI Culture Action Plan

Prince Edward Island Tourism

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Festivals and Events PEI

The Haviland Club

DownStreet Dance

Havenwood Dance Studio

The Salvador Dali Café

Beaconsfield Historic House

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