Category Archives: Performance Art

Up the Pole Down the Pole

Chute Libre is a highly physical performance integrating circus arts, contemporary dance, and the art of parkour. A creation with five artists that plays with risk, trust and gravity, trying to reset the verticality of the body.  This is a show that challenges perspectives, a playground for five acrobats navigating one same space. Imagine contemporary dance, parkour, partnering acrobatics, Chinese pole, aerial hoop, and live music in a 60-minute show.

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Five individuals explore their environment, creating their own path interlaced with the others. They develop their unique physical language and challenge the trust relations that emerge between them. Breath, wind, and suspension animate these bodies in movement as well as the raw energy and play that drive them to overcome their limits.=

Artistic direction and choreography: Simon Durocher-Gosselin and Elise Legrand
Artists on stage: Joachim Yensen-Martin, Gabriel Catudal, Marc Benazet, Simon Durocher-Gosselin and Elise Legrand.


How does Pay What You Will work?
You still need a ticket for the show – you can book your seats by visiting our box office, by phone 1.800.565.0278 or online.

You decide the price of your tickets! When you attend the performance, we’ll provide you with an envelope, and will ask you to pay whatever amount you wish (based on your own individual experience) following the show, using cash, credit card or cheque.

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
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Handsome Comes to Town

Jeremy Hotz Dangerously Handsome Tour

| Homburg Theatre

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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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Dance Umbrella Does Rome

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| The Mack

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Presented by dance umbrella’s Senior Musical Theatre class.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do… slip on a toga and charge like a lion into this dazzling musical! Audiences will love the tongue-in-cheek humour Bill Francoeur delightfully weaves into the 10 songs in this side-splitting musical comedy.

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

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Almost Canadian

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $32.00 (tax & fees included)

JAMES MULLINGER – ALMOST CANADIAN
2019 CROSS CANADA TOUR
– ONLY SUMMERSIDE SHOW OF 2019 –
featuring Patrick Ledwell

British comedian James Mullinger has taken Canada by storm. Sold out shows across the country, appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, movies, TV shows, festivals, awards, magazines, stand up specials – since moving to Atlantic Canada four years ago he’s done it all.

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But he’s putting movies and TV shows aside to go out and do what he loves most. Live stand up comedy. For all of Spring James is on the road again and this is his only Summerside date in 2019!

In April 2016, James sold out New Brunswick’s biggest indoor venue Harbour Station with his uniquely hilarious stand up show. This record breaking show was documented for a CBC documentary film ‘City On Fire’ (which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/MJRItrjyHnY) which has aired across Canada to rave reviews and high ratings. The stand up special of the show itself was picked up by Hulu and Amazon Prime so his tales of life in Atlantic Canada are now being enjoyed by people in Germany, Japan and America. Read more about it here. (Link: http://www.theeastmag.com/2017/08/27/james-mullingers-stand-comedy-hits-world-stage-amazon-prime/).

In April 2018 he sold out Harbour Station a second time, this time beating how own record which made headlines across the pond: https://www.chortle.co.uk/other-news/2018/05/03/39868/unknown_comic_outsells_seinfeld_%E2%80%93%C2%A0again

James tours extensively to packed houses across Canada and England and written and produced a big screen feature film starring actors from Downton Abbey and Twilight about his early years in stand up, which was described as “unmissable” by GQ Magazine and “essential viewing. A funny, realistic look at what it takes to become a stand up comedian,” by the Montreal Times.

James is one of Canada’s biggest cheerleaders. He loves it here and spends his time promoting it across the world and raising money for charities and non-profits. James has raised more than $100,000 for Maritimes charities. He has also become one of Canada’s top comics, being nominated for both a Just For Laughs comedy award and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Show.

He is also a much sought after corporate clean comedian and keynote speaker on the subjects of marketing, media and uplifting positivity celebrating where you live and work. Performing his keynote speech ‘Anything Is Possible’ for companies as varied as Irving Oil, TD Canada, New Brunswick School Board, Construction Association of Nova Scotia, Road Builders Association, Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, the Crane Rental Association of North America, Moosehead Breweries, New Brunswick Immigration Symposium and hundreds more. A highly skilled MC, he has hosted the 2017 East Coast Music Awards, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards, The ContactNB Awards and the GQ Comedy Extravaganza featuring Russell Peters.

He also launched his own international magazine The Maritime Edit (www.maritimeedit.com) to share his love of the small towns and cities of Atlantic Canada with the rest of the world.

This is his first ever solo stand up show at the Harbourfront Theatre featuring brand new material as well as some of his classic routines including Maritime Directions. Book now for this show, it will sell out!

Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language and mature themes or subject matter.

Going the Gadfly

Urban Roots Dance Crew ‘GADFLY’ Takes Centre Stage January 31
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The crew is led by directors Ofilion Sinbadinho and Apolonia Velasquez, who created their signature Aybrid Movement style, an urban dance style with a twist. Born from Chilean and Guatemalan parents Velasquez and Salvadorian native, Sinbadinho have been creative collaborators for almost two decades. Both Francophones raised in Montreal, they established GADFLY in Toronto, an urban dance-rooted company that “challenges established formats with moves that will set you back in your seat”, according to a recent Toronto Star review.

As a Repertoire Dance Company, GADFLY has been moving people, posing provocative questions through their works, and fusing styles and inspirations since 2006. With their full evening production of ‘Klorofyl,’ GADFLY was the recipient of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance. They have also been commissioned to create work across Canada for events and organizations such as Festival DansEncore, Nike, Ryerson University, and for several charitable organizations.

“Extraordinary choreography,” says Christopher Hoile, in a review of the crew for EYE Weekly. “It’s terrifically exciting to see street dance liberated from the robotics of music videos and imbued with emotional expression.”

 Don’t miss this thrilling contemporary dance production, a rarity in an Island winter season of live performances! Gadfly makes their Island debut, firing up the Homburg Theatre stage on January 31 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $26 and are available at the box office, online at confederationcentre.com, or via phone at 902-566-1267 (toll free at 1-800-565-0278.)

Special thanks are extended to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Prince Edward Island, the City of Charlottetown; to Sobeys; and to media sponsors Ocean 100, Hot 105.5, and The Guardian.

Do the Hustle

January 18, 2019 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at The Guild
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Side Hustle presents seven women, two acts and all kinds of hilarity to warm your cold winter soul on one night of utter mayhem, madness and improv. Join the intrepid troupe as the all-gender-friendly darlings of made-up mischief entertain you with their occasionally shocking, sometimes naughty but always honest brand of creative spontaneity.