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A New PEI Play

Winner of our PEI Playwriting Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Marlene Campbell is the winner of our PEI Playwriting Competition with her play The Conversation. The honour comes with a $1500 cash prize and a public reading of her play.

Nineteen plays were submitted to the competition by PEI playwrights. The jury for the competition consisted of Santiago Guzmán, Dia Gupta Frid and Watermark’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos.

The public reading of the play will be held on March 30th at 7:30PM.

The Conversation

The conversation at the supper table between an elderly mother and her caretaking daughter takes an unexpected turn into uncharted territory. In the desire for a real conversation not all of what is revealed is welcomed, but both women realize that time is slipping away taking with it the opportunity for understanding and forgiveness.

Marlene Campbell has written stories since she could hold a pencil. She grew up in Southwest, Lot 16, and now calls Arlington home. She has a degree in political science from UPEI, and has worked as a news reporter, in agriculture, home care, and as a cultural programmer. She has written several books including, Vintage Christmas, and Memories of Christmas. Through her work with Culture Summerside she wrote the book, Lighting the Way: The 100 Year History of Summerside Electric, published in 2021. In her day job she has written two plays, numerous radio dramas, vignettes, and public programs.

Congratulations Marlene!

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Flocking Together

The Watermark Children’s Theatre Festival

Birds of a Feather by Robert Watson

March 31st 1:00PM, April 1st 1:00PM, April 2nd 1:00PM

Tickets $8 Students, $12 Adults including all fees and taxes

Ages 5+

A story about the diversity of families, friendship and birdwatching!

www.ticketwizard.ca or call 902-963-3963atermark

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Get Your Passes Soon

Watermark Theatre


A perfect gift for the theatre lover in your life.
2023 Ticket Passes 
$112 – 4 Tickets To Any Show 
$158 – 6 Tickets To Any Show
(including taxes and service charges)
Our 2023 Ticket Passes are completely flexible passes. Your gift recipient may use all their tickets for one show or divide them up between shows in any combination. Friends or family members may use the ticket passes too. Fully transferable, fully flexible, at a great discount!  
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Scrooge on the Loose

A Christmas Carol – December 14th to 18th

Written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Danielle Pearson

Holiday Prices at $22 for adults and $12 for students.

Buy your tickets at www.ticketwizard.ca or call 902-963-3963

Starring Cameron MacDuffee and Leah Pritchard. Directed by Rebecca Parent.

It’s Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless moneylender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it. But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late? Two actors introduce us to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters as you have never seen them before in a festive retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.

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Coming Soon!

Celebrating 15 Years, Watermark announces Spring and Summer Programming for 2023
 
Watermark Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos is delighted to announce the Spring and Summer programming for 2023. The company is celebrating its 15th year producing the finest professional theatre on the Island.
 
First up is the Second Annual Watermark Children’s Theatre Festival in the Spring, followed by the comedic drama Steel Magnolias and the thriller Gaslightthroughout the Summer. The theatre will also continue to present The Watermark Music Series on Sundays in July and August.
 
Two productions will be featured in the Children’s Theatre Festival. Birds of a Feather by Robert Watson, produced by Neptune Theatre of Halifax, from March 31st to April 2nd, and What If by Katey Hoffman, produced by Geordie Theatre of Montreal from April 14th to 16th.
 
Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will run from June 27th to August 26th and will be directed by Samantha Wilson. A group of Louisiana women bond and gossip at a local beauty shop while following the marriage and motherhood of one of the customer’s daughters. As the title implies, these women can be as delicate as magnolias and as tough as steel. When tragedy strikes, they draw on their underlying strength and love. Steel Magnolias is an iconic play that continues to speak to audiences all over the world about hope, loss, and friendship.
 
Gaslight By Johnna Wright and Patty Jamieson, based on the play Angel Street By Patrick Hamilton will run from July 7th to August 25th and will be directed by Martha Irving, who directed last summer’s hit production of Educating Rita. The thriller that spawned the term ‘gaslighting’, Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play gave us the word we now use for an insidious form of mental abuse. Bella Manningham hears strange sounds and the gas lights dim for no apparent reason. But is she losing her grip on reason, or is it being loosened for her? Bella thinks she’s losing her mind. The truth might be far worse.
 
The Watermark Music Series returns, curated by Hannah Melanson. As always, Island musical artists interpret classic composers in a way that you have never heard before. The dates are July 23rd, Aug 6th and 20th, all at 7:30PM.
 
2023 Ticket Passes (4 Pack, 6 Pack) are now on sale at http://www.ticketwizard.ca or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963.
 
Single tickets will be put on sale closer to production dates. Fall and Winter programming will be announced in the next few months.
 
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
 
Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave                
North Rustico, PE                
C0A 1X0           
(902) 963-3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.com

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In Time for Christmas

“A Christmas Carol” Returns to Watermark Theatre

Watermark Theatre will remount last year’s hit production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens in an adaptation by Danielle Pearson from December 14th to 18th, 2022. Wednesday to Saturday night at 7:30PM, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00PM. Starring Cameron MacDuffee and Leah Pritchard. Directed by Rebecca Parent. Following the performances at Watermark the production will tour to The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre in Summerside for two performances on December 20th and 21st.

It’s Christmas Eve, and whilst London is alive with festive cheer and seasonal goodwill, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge grows meaner by the minute. A heartless moneylender, who cares more about counting his coins than for his fellow man, Scrooge despises Christmas and everything to do with it. But will a timely visit from the haunting ghosts of Christmas past, present and future change his wicked ways before it’s too late? Two actors introduce us to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of extraordinary characters as you have never seen them before in a festive retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale.
“…a sweet seasonal treat full of fun and feeling.” – The Buzz

Danielle Pearson ‘s recent play QUEEN MAB won the Off West End OFFCOM Short Run Commendation at the 2021 Iris Theatre Festival, and in 2017 she won the EU Collective Plays! Competition. She is associate artist at the Watermill Theatre, where her upcoming play CAMP ALBION will be staged in 2022. She is currently under commission to Salisbury Playhouse, is developing an original TV series with New Forest Film, and an audio drama with Engineer Collective.

Originally from Charlottetown, Rebecca Parent has 20 years of professional theatre experience. She has been seen on stages across the country as an actor, singer, and arts activist. Selected theatre credits include six seasons at Watermark Theatre; Anne Shirley, Anne & Gilbert (Guild); Alma in What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and Nora Barnacle in Unconscious at the Sistine Chapel (2b theatre). Directing credits include Tuesdays & Sundays, Johnny & June, Final Wave (Kitbag Theatre), The Hobbit (Montgomery Theatre).

For over 25 years Cameron MacDuffee has worked as a professional actor, musician, playwright, producer and instructor across Canada and the United States. He has performed in most of the major regional theatres in Canada in over 70 professional productions, including four seasons at the Shaw Festival and seven seasons at the
Charlottetown Festival (Kronborg, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Road with Dutch Mason, Anne of Green Gables, Dear Johnny Deere, Evangeline, Ring of Fire).

Leah Pritchard is an East Coast artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has worked as a professional actor and singer across Newfoundland (TNL, Gros Morne Theatre Festival), Nova Scotia (Neptune, Xara Choral Theatre, Villain’s Theatre), Prince Edward Island (Watermark Theatre), and Ontario (Tangled Art and Disability) since gaining her BFA from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Proudly supported by the TIAPEI Reanimate our Island Fund.

Holiday Prices at $22 for adults and $12 for students.

Tickets are now on sale at www.ticketwizard.ca Or call 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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Slow Down to the Hootenanny

Holiday Hootenanny – Sunday Dec 11th at 7:30PM

Watermark Theatre in North Rustico is pleased to announce a Holiday Hootenanny, celebrating the season with all your favourite Christmas songs on Sunday December 11th at 7:30PM. The concert will feature a great mix of local talent: Laurie Dempster and Kaitlyn Gallant, Brielle Ansems, Lawrence Maxwell, Shane Pendergast …and more

Tickets are $18 and $12 for students

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

** This concert is proudly supported by the TIAPEI Reanimate Our Island (ROI) Fund

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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