On Friday, December 21st, Island-born and bred comedian Justin Shaw is coming to King’s Playhouse for an evening of comedy. Offering his off-beat (and often peculiar) perspective of the world, Shaw is bringing home-spun tales of family, friends, and, unfortunately, romance.
King’s County residents may remember Shaw as the lad who washed dishes at the Whim Inn at Poole’s Corner one million years ago. Island audiences may recognize Shaw from Charlottetown stages, having performed with Popalopalots Live Improv Comedy and Vagabond Productions. In the past three years, Shaw has been involved in a number of successful Island Fringe Festival productions, including Nutshell, The Wrestling Play, and Half A Star.
Since leaving home, Shaw has performed around Montreal, earning the Triple Crown Comedy Award at Montreal’s Comedyworks. After moving to Fort McMurray to work in the arts (yes, you read that correctly) Shaw has had the privilege of hosting the Wood Buffalo Excellence In Arts Awards, and opening for Mike MacDonald.
Performing in King’s County holds a special place in Shaw’s heart.
“PEI is my favourite place in the world,” says Shaw. “Audiences and artists alike have such a shared love of storytelling that keeps communities and families together with a stronger sense of identity. I’m performing at the King’s Playhouse hall to connect to my community roots, and so my parents don’t have to drive over the bridge in case it snows.”
Come to King’s Playhouse performance hall on Friday, December 21st at 8:00pm ($20.00 plus tax) for an unforgettable evening of comedy and home-spun stories performed by Prince Edward Island’s sentimental dingus, Justin Shaw.
This event is presented by Anthony Delodder, PEI Real Estate Sales Representative. For more show information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @wrath_of_shaw (Facebook, IG, Twitter) for show updates.
DuffleBag Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast
The “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre brings the classic fairy-tale of Beauty and the Beast to life in their signature fun-filled and humorous fashion: using audience members as the stars!
When an egotistical, arrogant prince unkindly turns an old woman from his castle door on a dark and stormy night, he is taught a lesson in caring more about others than for himself. For his rudeness, the old woman magically transforms him into a “Horrible, Nasty Beast!” who is forced to hide in his castle, away from humanity, and care for an enchanted rose.
The Beast only begins to change his ways when he encounters Beauty, a daring young girl from the nearby village, who stumbles across his castle while searching for her missing father in the forest. Beauty finds her father has been imprisoned by the Beast for harming his enchanted rose. Determined to gain his freedom, Beauty suggests that she take his place instead. Impressed by Beauty’s noble self-sacrifice, the Beast frees her father– but instead of keeping Beauty as a prisoner, he invites her to be his guest. During her stay, she realizes that the Beast is not as bad as he appears, and she brings his good qualities to the forefront. When her father returns to free her with the help of Gaston de la Fromage, the notorious “beast-vanquisher,” everyone discovers that there might be some beauty in the Beast after all!
Since 1992, audiences across Canada, the United States, and internationally in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Vietnam, children and adults alike have been enchanted and enthralled by the wit, clever stagecraft, energetic performances, and audience interaction of a DuffleBag Theatre performance. When the audience is the star, everyone’s dream of living a fairy tale can come true with the “Nearly World-Famous” DuffleBag Theatre!
Join us for a special night of dancing and great music, with Phase II and Friends.
This is a special fundraiser for the Kings Playhouse and will feature a 50/50 draw, raffle and door prizes.
Tickets only $12.
Get your friends together for this fun night of trivia with special guest host Alan Buchanan ( of the Four Tellers).
Fun Facts and Urban Myths will challenge your brain and tickle your funny bone!
Great prizes, raffle draw and cash bar.
Professional contemporary dancers from Nostos Dance Collective will lead a special workshop for intermediate and advanced dance students.
This is an exceptional opportunity to learn from artists who are working in the field of contemporary dance.
Back by popular demand:
An Evening With Elvis, starring Jonah Anderson
After a very successful and entertaining presentation last year, Jonah Anderson and his rockin’ band are once again bringing to the stage a stellar show featuring all your favourite Elvis tunes.
‘Sadie Off the Rails’ was inspired by the true story of Miss Sadie Calhoun, a vaudeville stage and moving pictures star who visited Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s and performed many hit shows to sold-out houses.
The cast will take an imaginary trip by train across the Island, visiting the people and places that will be familiar with many of our audience members.
David Weale, of the Four Tellers, will open the show!
Sponsored by Montague Rotary Club
Here comes Peter Cottontail! Spring is here and it’s time for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza!
Fun for the whole family with games, Easter egg hunt, cookie decorating and more!
Show up in your decorated Easter bonnet or hat and be entered to win tickets to an upcoming Kings Playhouse production.