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Wellington: Festival Players announces more shows, more seats and live streaming

Friday, July 2, 2021

Due to popular demand and many sold-out shows, we’ve just added additional tickets, more seating and digital options – more chances for you to come back to the theatre in your own way!

Festival Players is pleased to announce that with Ontario’s move forward into Phase 2 of Ontario’s re-opening, we’re able to add more seats to every performance – and more performances as well! Not only will theatre goers have additional chances to return to the live theatre they’ve been missing, but we’re also able to offer a third digital option with our newly created “FP Tuesdays online”! Theatre for the price of a movie ticket, from the comfort of your own home Tuesday night in August. Tickets go on sale July 5th at the Festival Players website.

In-person – join Festival Players at the Eddie with our new outdoor stage, socially distanced open-air seating, newly extended yet still socially responsible seating capacities, contactless box office, outdoor concessions and digital show programmes. These measures garnered us the #SafeTravels Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Online - FP Tuesdays: make a date at your place to experience something from our lineup each Tuesday evening in August. Popcorn, the beverage of your choice and the comfort of your own home – what could be better if in-person isn’t for you right now?

Our SIX FEET FESTIVAL includes world premieres, award-winning productions and familiar faces!  Experience Beau Dixon, Carolyn Taylor, Elvira Kurt, Mark Crawford, Carol Anderson, Arwyn Carpenter, Sophie Dow, Kristen Foote in our inaugural season at BMO Pavilion set against the picturesque backdrop of the historic Millennium Trail.

Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story created and performed by Beau Dixon
July 21 – August 1, 8:00 pm
In-Person: Additional Seats added to each performance, now on sale
Online: FP Tuesday, August 3
A powerful story of a Canadian hero told through song like never before. Beneath Springhill chronicles 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.
 
Carolyn Taylor and Elvira Kurt: Live at The Eddie  
August 12 – 14 at 8:00 pm
In-Person: Additional Seats added to each performance and due to popular demand EXTENDED to Sunday, August 15th 
Online: FP Tuesday, August 17
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.

FLIGHT: Prince Edward County’s Festival of Contemporary Dance 
August 18 - 21 7:00 pm
In-Person: Additional Seats added to each performance, now on sale
Online: FP Tuesday, August 24
Tickets on Sale July 2, visit www.festivalplayers.ca or www.theregenttheatre.org for more information.
FLIGHT is an outdoor festival celebrating diverse and Indigenous dance. A meeting ground for expression and education. Daily community classes and workshops are followed by evening mainstage performances featuring Carol Anderson, Sophie Dow, Kristen Foote and Ritmo Flamenco. Each evening begins with a traditional hoop dance and pre-show chats with performances introduced by local figures including Sonja Smits, Judith Burfoot and others.
 
Chase the Ace written and performed by Mark Crawford
August 24 - 29, 8:00 pm
In-Person: Additional Seats added to each performance, now on sale
Online: FP Tuesday, August 31
A World Premiere Production!
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.


FESTIVAL PLAYERS SIX FEET FESTIVAL SUMMER 2021 SEASON
The BMO Pavilion at The Eddie Hotel & Farm
July and August 2021
Beneath Springhill – July 21 – August 1, 8:00 pm
Carolyn Taylor and Elvira Kurt: Live at the Eddie August 12 -14 - 8:00 pm
FLIGHT Dance Festival – August 18 – 22 7:00pm
Chase the Ace - August 24-29, 8:00 pm
Tickets: $35- $40 for general tickets
$25 for Under 30/Arts Worker
Streaming tickets $15.00 + fees
All tickets are on sale July 5th, available at www.festivalplayers.ca.