2019 An Improvised Christmas Carol

Loosely based on the timeless classic, as written by Charles Dickens…and you! Presented by ACT and the Island Improv Company

Dec. 19, 20, & 21, 2019

Benevolent Irish Society,

582 North River Rd, Charlottetown 

The show is a long-form improvised version of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, but with key details changed based on audience suggestions. It’s a fun, hilarious, and sincere blast of Christmas cheer that is different every night.

Ticket Information coming soon!

Now is the time organizers are inviting amateur (for-the-love-of-it) theatre groups to express interest and get working on a play.  What’s wanted are short plays or excerpts -- no more than a half-hour -- of any kind: comedy, improv, gripping drama, mystery, slice-of-life, political satire, musical, romance, family-friendly or avant-garde/mature.

It can also be a fine opportunity for a group to preview or reprise a show they’ve developed for another presentation.

  So let the creative juices flow.  There’s plenty of time over the coming few months to get into performance mode.  No matter whether you’re a seasoned troupe or a group which is just getting started.  Mentoring guidance is available on request. 

To get information and to express interest, contact Kim Johnston 902-569-8563, johnstonk@hotmail.com; Kate Martin  902-892-4384, eslkatie1@gmail.com; or Rob Thomson  902-628-6778, robthomson@pei.sympatico.ca.

A group should signify its intention to participate by December 15th; then definite confirmation will be needed by January 31st.

 VOLUNTEERS WANTED: We want to see if we can talk you into having a part  the PEI Community Theatre Festival. 

Organization of the Festival has proven to be effective and remarkably easy.  It’s done by a small team of three or four persons.  Mainly it involves recruiting theatre groups to take part, arranging for the venue and technician, adjudication, refreshments, publicity, awards, printed program, photography and such.  That usually takes about three meetings — in late September, mid-January and possibly late February or early March — plus some homework, of course.  We have years of experience and written materials which provide guidance for making things happen without a whole lot of stress. It’s a very worthwhile project, and the organizing is pretty straightforward -- and rewarding.

Do you think this might be something for you to get involved in?  Want to talk about it?  Give us a call, and perhaps have a coffee with one of us, or sit in on our initial planning meeting.

Rob Thomson - 902-628-6778, robthomson@pei.sympatico.ca

Kate Martin - 902-892-4384, eslkatie1@gmail.com

Kim Johnston 902-569-8563, johnstonk@hotmail.com




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Charlottetown, PEI C1A 5G5




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