The County's own professional theatre company, The Festival Players, will host play readings at its Wellington Studio Theatre.
Suzanne Pasternak will read from her play Minerva, telling the story of Prince Edward County's legendary heroine Minerva Ann McCrimmon, the seventeen year old ship's cook and captain's daughter. This dramatic true tale is told through spoken word and music composed and sung by Suzanne Pasternak. Krista Dalby will also be reading her slightly-less-true play, The Monster of Lake on the Mountain.
Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional theatre company. Now in its 12th year of bringing the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre, this season's roster may be the best yet. The season kicks off on July 12th with a one-night-only event, Steven Page with the Art of Time Ensemble. Then on July 26, 27th & 28th, County-favourite Bruce Dow takes to the stage himself at the Wellington United Church in the premiere of his new comdedic, yet touching one-man-musical, A Funny Proposition. The season continues to heat up on August 1st as the doors will open to the new Festival Players Studio Theatre in Wellington with a new production of Michael Healy's award-winning drama, The Drawer Boy, starring Benedict Campbell, Marcel Stewart and John Dolan and directed by Graham Abbey. The final two productions for the season include Rebecca Northan's interntional smash hit, Blind Date starring Christy Bruce launching at the Regent in Picton on August 22nd, followed by Daniel MacIvor's A Beautiful View helmed by the acclaimed director Andrea Donaldson and featuring the mulitple Dora Award-winner Maev Beaty and Gemini Award-winner Liisa Repo-Martell.
Graham Abbey, acclaimed stage, TV and film actor, director and founder of The Groundling Theatre Company, has assumed the role of Artistic Director, with 2018 being his first season in this role. Abbey, with over 30 Stratford roles to his credit has also directed three critically acclaimed productions for Groundling Theatre including, The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure at the Winter Garden Theatre and LEAR at Harboufrount Theatre in Toronto.
For more information about Festival Players, visit: www.festivalplayers.com.
*Free-will donations gratefully accepted at the door.