Kings County art scene July 17

Wendy Elliott
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Jerry Finnegan’s Sister on stage

Although he is in his early twenties now, Brian Dowd can’t shake his feelings of self-doubt and social awkwardness whenever he’s near Jerry Finnegan’s sister, Beth. He’s felt this way since the age of seven, when her family moved in next door. Beth has no idea of his unrequited love and it’s do or die time for Brian when he learns that she is about to be married. Determined to declare himself at last, he’s resolved to meet his fears head-on. After all, what’s he got to lose – except the love of his life?

Written by Jack Neary, this highly-acclaimed comedy will appeal to all audiences.  It is directed by Mindy Vinqvist Tymchuk and stars Marc Hetu and Emily Lutz/Danielle Lutz.

Jerry Finegan’s Sister will be presented at CentreStage Theatre on Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 p.m. Matinees will be shown at 2 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 24.

Tickets $15/$12, call 678-8040 for reservations.


Annie hitting the stage


Edalene is offering its seventh Musical Theatre Intensive Camp this summer.

Camp will be offered for students ages 10-18 and runs from Aug. 4–22. During this camp, the students will be trained in dance, music and theatre technique while rehearsing for a full-scale musical production.

This year’s production will be the classic Broadway musical Annie. The memorable music and a classic story guarantees you’ll fall in love with spunky little orphans and kind hearted billionaire.

Limited spaces are still available. Anyone interested in participating can e-mail or call Kerri Leier at 697-2515 for more information.


Wartime anniversary

Wolfville will celebrate war poetry at a special event next weekend.

The Pity of War will be held twice on July 19–20 in the Festival Theatre.

Michael Bawtree, Andria Hill-Lehr, Charles Follini and Nate Crawford will read some of the finest poetry and prose from the First World War-era. Bawtree says they will start with the patriotic excitement at the start and run the gamut of sadness and horror at war’s continuation.

The historical society president, Anthony Harding, is selecting and arranging the material, Bawtree said. Neil Peter Jampolis will act as design and lighting consultant.

The performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on July 19 and 2 p.m. on July 20. Tickets are $5 and will be available from the Box of Delights or at the door.



At Prescott House

Children’s workshops will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Aug. 21, 10 a.m.–noon, at Prescott House, near Port Williams.

Every Tuesday, Prescott House will host a variety of fun and educational workshops for children age five and up. Thursday is art day. For children who love to paint, draw and create, this is the perfect activity.

Space is limited. Please pre-register by contacting the museum 542-3984 or emailing


Concert series in New Minas

New Minas recreation is holding another Saturday afternoon concert series this summer in Lockhart-Ryan Park.

On July 19, Tony & Lenny are lined up. Pond Holla is scheduled for July 26, followed by Winehardt on Aug. 2.


In the galleries


-      Barry's World is on at the Acadia Art Gallery until Aug. 24.This solo exhibition presents the work of Nova Scotia folk artist Barry Colpitts.

-      Jim Woodside, a painter and seasonal resident in Scott’s Bay, will showcase his paintings at The Haze until July 23. For the past 19 summers, he has worked outside from direct observation to do oil paintings in and around Scott’s Bay.

-      Ed Hollett of Centreville is the artist on display at the Designer Cafe in Kentville. His work will be on display until July 27.

-      Uncommon Common Art has kicked off its seventh season. Until mid-October, there will be 18 installations set up at sites throughout Kings County. Brochures/maps will be available at all Visitor Information Centres and area businesses.






Organizations: Prescott House, CentreStage Theatre, Musical Theatre Intensive Camp Festival Theatre Acadia Art Gallery

Geographic location: Kings, Broadway, Scott Port Williams Lockhart-Ryan Park Nova Scotia Centreville Kentville

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