Festival Players summer theatre
Sat August 5
An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2017
One event on September 26, 2017 at 12:00am
Outstanding contemporary Canadian theatre performed in inspiring County locations!
Festival Players of Prince Edward County is the region’s professional summer theatre company. For ten years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of the County to life through the incredible power of theatre. We invite you to explore the County with us through performances for adults, families and children!
It’s a big, bold, and beautiful season. We hope you’ll join us!
Tickets available for purchase online, by phone, or in-person!
613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991
The Summer Repertory Season
August 2nd to September 3rd
Enjoy great Canadian, international and classical theatre at two new performance venues in the village of Wellington. Join us for a new outdoor theatre experience under the Village Tent on the lawn of the Wellington United Church, or enjoy an intimate performance at The Storefront: a pop up performance venue on Main Street.
Grab your tickets or purchase a three-ticket Flex Pass for the best deal!
Hippolyta’s Wedding: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
- Directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, featuring Bruce Dow as Bottom
August 2 – 27 | Village Tent, 243 Main Street Wellington
This new production of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy will feature an exciting cast anchored by veteran actor Bruce Dow as Bottom (12 seasons at Stratford Festival, Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway).
Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
- Directed by Bruce Dow
August 9 – September 3 | Village Tent, 243 Main Street Wellington
A fast-paced tragicomedy about a sleepy Irish County overrun by a Hollywood film crew, seen through the eyes of two local men employed as extras on the film. Cultures clash, egos reign, and fifteen minutes of fame comes at an enormous price. Stones in His Pockets is a hilarious and moving play, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
Opening August 9th, Stones in His Pockets will perform at the Village Tent, directed by Bruce Dow and featuring Geoffrey Armour and Connor Thompson.
Opening August 9th
Closing September 3rd
Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte
- Directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey
August 15 – September 2 | The Storefront, 310 Main Street Wellington
On the eve of her wedding, Mary Chalmers dreams of Charlie, her first love. Set in Western Canada during the First World War, the story of Mary and Charlie’s romance unfolds through a series of dreamlike memories, punctuated by the innocence of new love, the courage of youth and the cruelty of fate. Mary’s Wedding is a tender, poignant and unforgettable story by Trenton-born playwright Stephen Massicotte.
Opening August 15th, Mary’s Wedding will play at The Storefront, directed by Jeannette Lambermont-Morey and featuring Alex Furber and Siobhán O’Malley
Festival Players Presents
Festival Players Presents will extend our activities into the Fall and Winter months and feature an all-Canadian lineup of presentations both in The Storefront and venues throughout The County. The series will kick off with a bang in September with:
The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy
- An Eldritch Theatre Production, Created and Performed by Eric Woolfe
September 26 – October 1 | The Storefront, 310 Main Street Wellington
TICKETS ON SALE SOON.
Additional programming will be announced on an ongoing basis. Festival Players Presents is made possible in part by the Government of Canada.