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Wellington: Festival Players of Prince Edward County announce 2021 season

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Join Festival Players as we present performances at the beautiful Eddie Hotel & Farm. Savour a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy a socially distanced evening with some of Canada’s most extraordinary artists. 

Performed outdoors, following COVID safety guidelines, The Six Feet Festival will give County audiences an opportunity to come together safely and experience the beauty of the landscape and the cathartic power of performance.

Six Feet Festival

July - August 2021, at The Festival Players BMO Pavilion at The Eddie Hotel & Farm

• Beneath Springhill

Created and Performed by Beau Dixon
Lyrics and Music by Rob Fortin and Susan Newman
Directed and Developed by Linda Kash

This is a powerful story of a Canadian hero, told through song like never before. Beneath Springhill is the incredible story of Maurice Ruddick, “the singing miner,” an African-Canadian who survived nine days underground during the historic Springhill mining disaster of 1958. This multi-award-winning one-man show recalls the events during the disaster, the effect it had on the rural Canadian community, and the racial tension that grew from it. The play is a celebration of hope, courage and community.

Created and performed by multi-award winning playwright, actor and composer Beau Dixon, this is a performance you won’t want to miss. 

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 8:00pm
Saturday Matinée at 2:00pm

Wednesday July 21 to Sunday August 1, 2021

• Carolyn Taylor & Beneath Springhill: Live at the Eddie

written by Carolyn Taylor, Zach Russell & Elvira Kurt

Canadian Comedy legends Carolyn Taylor (Baroness Von Sketch Show) and Elvira Kurt (Ellen DeGeneres HBO Special/The Tonight Show) star in a hysterical night of revelry under the stars at the picturesque Eddie Hotel and Farm. 

Weaving acrobatically between sketch, stand-up and simulated Olympic figure skating, Taylor and Kurt will dazzle audiences with the comic equivalent of a triple lutz!

 Get Ready to Laugh. Out. Loud.

All performances at 8:00pm
Thursday August 12 to Saturday August 14, 2021


Directed by: Carol Anderson, Arwyn Carpenter, Sophie Dow and Kristen Foote

Choreography by: Carol Anderson, Peggy Baker, Sophie Dow, José Limón and Ritmo Flamenco
Featuring: Arwyn Carpenter, Jordana Deveau, Sophie Dow, Kendra Epik, Kristen Foote, Erik Geddis, Syreeta Hector, Beany John, Ellis Martin-Wylie, Marlise Ponzo, Natasha Poon Woo

FLIGHT is an outdoor festival celebrating diverse and Indigenous dance. A meeting ground for expression and education. Created and led by Carol Anderson, Arwyn Carpenter, Kristen Foote and Sophie Dow, featuring performances by Carol Anderson (Sephardic Songs, Garden Solo), Sophie Dow (Mountain Duets), Kristen Foote (Dances for Isadora), Ritmo Flamenco, Syreeta Hector (her body as words), and a traditional hoop dance to open the evening. 

Pre-show chats will be hosted by the company, offering insights into the evenings' dances.

Dance Programme Performances
Thursday August 19 to Saturday August 21, 2021 at 7:00pm

• Chase the Ace

Written and Performed by Mark Crawford
Directed by Miles Potter

When big city radio host Charlie King is forced to take a job managing a small-town station, he has no idea what’s in store! Not only does a pandemic begin his first week in Port Belette, but he quickly finds himself chasing a story of municipal corruption. From playwright and actor Mark Crawford comes a hilarious one-man comedy about a down-on-his-luck DJ, a local lottery, and the search for truth in these unprecedented times.

Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 8:00pm
Saturday Matinée at 2:00pm

Tuesday August 24 to Sunday August 29, 2021

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