The Victoria Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 33rd season opening June 28th with the heartwarming comedy Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun by Canada’s most produced playwright Norm Foster. Ted Price, who directed the hit production On Golden Pond in 2012, returns to mount one of his all-time favourite plays. When he directed Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun in 2011 at Theatre Northwest in Kamloops BC it became the most successful production in the theatre’s history. The play tells the charming and poignant story of a rare friendship that grows between two unlikely characters – a mentally challenged man and a young pregnant woman.
The Tale of a Town is a site specific theatrical journey that rolls into the village from August 8 – 24. Fixt Point Theatre brings its storymobile to PEI, to gather local stories and create a unique performance piece to be presented at the Victoria Playhouse. Tale of a Town will also visit Summerside and the PEI 2014 Celebration Zone in Charlottetown. Based on interviews with residents, business owners and local heroes this original creation mixes sound bytes, archives, music and memories into a multi-media experience that recounts local tales from the past and inspires dreams for the future. This is socially innovative theatre at its entertaining best.
The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor, which premiered at the Stratford Festival in 2013, will open late August. Ardith “Bunny” Best has just died in an unconventional accident, leaving sons Hamilton and Kyle to mourn in very different ways. Sibling rivalry comes hilariously to the fore at the funeral and a third ‘son’ takes centre stage. Mark Fraser will make his directing debut at the Playhouse with The Best Brothers.
The popular Monday Night Concert Series returns again beginning July 7 and will showcase the remarkable musical talents of maritime artists and those further afield. Details will be released shortly.