2019 Community Theatre Festival
PEI marked the 58th celebration of World Theatre Day on the afternoon of Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean, in Charlottetown.
The presentations included:
The Shamrock Players - Babel Rap
Comedy: two workers are high up on the biblical Tower of Babel — contemplating life, work and the hereafter.
Side Hustle - ImprovCreative spontaneity: in short- and long-form games, the seven performers create on-the-spot entertainment, prompted by suggestions from the audience.
9-F Theatre Troupe (Birchwood Intermediate) - The Tipping Point
Drama: a teenager is hounded by her anxiety, following her every step through her day … rising to a crisis.
Charlottetown ALL Comedy Open Mic
Stand-up comedy: three performers take turns at the microphone with their just-for-laughs patter.
The Tracadie Players - Rrrrrrrrrrroll up the Rim to Win
Comedy skit: ’tis the season at Tim’s, prompting the age-old question … ‘What would you do if you actually won?’
Malcolm Murray Group - Chop Wood, Carry Water
Absurdist comedy: a man is moving a pile of wood … along comes the woodlot-owner’s daughter. Zen saying: "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water … After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.”
Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors - Legends from the PastDramatic story-telling with drum and dance: stepping back in time to experience the rich cultural traditions of the Island’s First-Nations people.
‘Nobody’ - Homeward
Dramatic reading: an excerpt from a play based on imagined episodes from the Homeric epic Odyssey — the interaction between the nymph Calypso and her captive lover, the wily adventurer Odysseus … with his patron goddess Athena looking on.
This year performers received feedback from Monique Lafontaine and Laura Bird. Organized by: Kate Martin, Kim Johnston, Rob Thomson.