Six-year-old Max La Rocque, left, Maya Brown, six, and Malvika Jha, nine, all take part in this summer's last art workshop at the Wolfville Memorial Library. – Sara Ericsson, www.kingscountynews.ca
Jeremy Webb and Susan Stack house are touring Dylan Thomas’ classic play, Under Milk Wood, in August. Under the direction of Rhys Bevan-John, this production will be in Wolfville Aug. 10-18.
“We were invited to bring it to the Al Whittle Theatre, in Wolfville. It’s a great, intimate venue that I can’t wait to play again,” Webb said.
The story follows the eclectic and colourful inhabitants of the imaginary Welsh town of LLaraggub through a simple day. All is not as it seems and we peek behind the lace curtains and wooden doors of the houses to see what is really bubbling under the lid of the sleepy community.
A second show from Off the Leash coming to the Al Whittle this summer. David Hughes' gentle physical comedy show, Stuff and Nonsense, is aimed at a family audience.
The 45-minute performance premiered in 1997 at the Fredericton Playhouse Theatre. It will hit the stage in Wolfville from Aug. 12-17, with shows 11 a.m. each day.
The stage is littered with very special props: a butterfly net, a vase of flowers, a violin, a magician’s table and a big, silver garbage can, to name a few. An old guy appears. One by one, he embarks on an adventure with each of the props, triggering memories, imagination, tears and laughter.
“Stuff and Nonsense is programed during the daytime for the family crowd,” said producer Jeremy Webb. “It’s such a magical little show, with a great running length for children and their parents. An 11 a.m. show time means that you’ll be able to see the show and still be home in time for lunch and then an afternoon of summer fun.”
Tickets for both Under Milkwood and Stuff and Nonsense are on sale at the Box of Delights in Wolfville.
At Ross Creek
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre near Canning has two plays on for the summer. Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a romantic romp through the Forest of Arden and one of the most beloved and enduring comedies in any language. As You Like It is performed at 6 p.m. until Aug. 17.
The Iliad by Fire is a new adaptation of Homer’s epic tale of gods, war and love, created by Artistic Director Ken Schwartz, who also adapted 2012′s Lysistrata. This show will be performed later in the evening around a campfire. The Iliad by Fire will be performed at 9:30 p.m. and audiences can often see both shows in one evening.
Seating is limited. Detailed information is available at www.twoplanks.ca
The Kings County SPCA is holding a benefit concert with Stan Carew from CBC Radio and John Campbelljohn on Aug. 15 at the Union Street Café in Berwick.
Carew is the popular host of CBC's Weekend Mornings as well as a singer/songwriter and Campbelljohn is an award-winning musician.
Edalene Theatre is presents the Broadway show based on Hans Christian Andersen's story and Disney's award-winning movie, The Little Mermaid, this August.
This production is the culmination of three weeks of intensive study by local youth guided by Tracy Nasson Fritz as choreographer, Melissa Vidito as music director and Kerri Leier as director.
The production at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville will run Aug. 8 and 9 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are children $10, adults $12 and groups of four for $36.
For tickets, call 697-2515 or e-mail email@example.com
Hear some singing
Support Nova Scotia's singers, young and old, will be performing this month at the Berwick United Church Campground.
Junior Choir Camp concert features over 100 singers, ages eight to 13, with guest conductor Diana Clark of B.C. They will perform on Aug. 17 at 1 p.m.
The Youth Camp Concert, featuring 60 singers aged 13-18, will be directed by guest conductor Bruce Cable of Alberta. They will perform on Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m.
A special talk by adult choir camp guest conductor, Len Ratzlaff, reflecting on his life of singing, will be held Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Edward Enman, will give a recital
Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Berwick United Church, Commercial Street.
The Adult Choir Camp Concert, with 50 singers ages 18 and up and guest conductor Len Ratzlaff of Alberta will perform Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Berwick United Church Campground pavilion.
Ron Sexsmith will be returning to the Union Street Café in Berwick on Sept. 5.
Lennie Gallant will perform Aug. 12 and Charlie A'Court on Aug. 31.
New at CentreStage
Shirley Valentine is a middle-aged Liverpool housewife who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's eggs ‘n chips. She wonders what happened to her life. When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
Shirley Valentine was written by Willy Russell and directed by Cherie Zinck. Candy O’Brien has taken on the challenging lead role in this one-woman show. Please be aware that there is mature subject matter and language in this play.
Shirley Valentine plays on Friday and Saturdays throughout August. Showtime is 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Aug. 11 and 25. Tickets are $15/$12, call 678-8040 for reservations.
The Evergreen Theatre has a full line-up to give music fans plenty to do this summer.
The McDades will perform on Aug. 12, bringing a joyous excursion of folk music to the Evergreen’s stage. Tickets are $20.
Fundy Folk Night will return on Aug. 24 – admission is $10 at the door or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org - and feature lots of local talent.
In the galleries
- Copper Fox Gallery in Hall’s Harbour has a show entitled ‘Art Squared.’ It features an eclectic group of Canadian artists.
- Nistal Prem De Boer work is on display at Charles McDonald House, Centreville