Eastern Front Theatre is pleased to announce its Mainstage Productions for the company’s 22nd Season, along with the return of the Stages Theatre Festival, Atlantic Canada’s National Professional Theatre Festival, and two very Special Events. In brief, the 2014-15 season includes:
Lucien’s Labour Lost by Marshall Button – October 14-19, 2014 – Politics, technology, alcohol, obesity, health care, and the new economy. . . no topic is off-limits for New Brunswick’s North Shore raconteur, Lucien!
Hali-Wood Squares with Cathy Jones – November 20, 2014 – A plethora of Hali-famous panelists participate in a live comedy and trivia game show where audience members can sit back and enjoy the show or take part as a contestant.
The Cave Painter by Don Hannah – March 10-15, 2015 – From New Brunswick playwright Don Hannah, The Cave Painter is a funny, moving one-woman show about being an artist and dealing with loss.
An Evening With Mary Walsh featuring special guest Sharron Matthews – April 18, 2015 – Canadian cultural icon and comedienne Mary Walsh performs some of her best comedic bits and characters, along with Sharron Matthews serving up her signature irreverent wit and pop mash-ups.
Stages Theatre Festival – Spring 2015 – The Stages Theatre Festival will put East Coast stories and artists in the spotlight through a variety of productions, play-readings, and workshops.
2014-15 Season Subscriptions Now on Sale!
Eastern Front Theatre is thrilled to offer a 2014-15 Subscription Package on sale now until October 19th for only $70. Each subscription includes:
1 ticket to Lucien’s Labour Lost
1 Ticket to The Cave Painter
1 ticket to An Evening With Mary Walsh
Discounted Stages Theatre Festival pass
First choice of premium seats
First choice of performance dates
To PURCHASE SUBSCRIPTIONS CLICK HERE, go to the Neptune Theatre Box office in person, or call 1-888-311-9090.

Stages Theatre Festival Coming Soon!

June 17-28, 2015

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Following a successful collaboration between the Stages Theatre Festival and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in June 2014, Stages will return on its own this June 17-28!

The Stages Theatre Festival will once again put East Coast stories and artists in the spotlight through a variety of productions, play-readings, and workshops throughout the city. Eastern Front Theatre’s Charlie Rhindress curates this mix of shows at different stages of development, on a variety of stages throughout Halifax, by artists at differing stages of their careers. The festival features an eclectic line-up of innovative theatre, comedy, music and special events that make this Halifax based festival a true entertainment extravaganza. With individual tickets and festival pass options for arts lovers across the city, the full program of events will be announced in May 2015.


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Submissions for Stages 2014
Around this time each year Eastern Front Theatre posts a call for submissions for Stages, our annual Spring festival of touring theatre. In 2014 we will be combining Stages with Magnetic North to present more shows than either of us could present on our own. Eastern Front will be responsible for presenting Atlantic Canadian productions in the Festival, while Magnetic North will focus on productions from the rest of the country.
With the excitement that this combined Festival has generated we have been overwhelmed with submissions and pitches coming in for the past twelve months. In addition to that we were already collaborating with a few companies about exciting new Atlantic Canadian projects.
For this reason, we have already committed to all of the projects that we can present in our 2014 festival and will not be posting a call for submissions. We apologize to those companies who were hoping to be presented in 2014, but didn’t feel it was fair to call for submissions when we already have more exciting productions than we can possibly host. That said, Stages and Magnetic North will offer a variety of opportunities throughout the festival allowing local theatre artists to engage with audiences, and present their work in public forums. More on that will be announced in the weeks to come. We also hope that any companies with projects that fit the Stages mandate will consider submitting their work in Fall 2014 for our 2015 festival.
Thank you for your understanding and I hope we see you June 18-28 at the combined Magnetic North and Stages Festival.
All the best,
Charlie Rhindress
Artistic Producer,
Eastern Front Theatre


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Ten-Minute Play Contest Returns!

Eastern Front Theatre will present the thirteenth annual Ten-Minute Play Contest this June during the Stages Theatre Festival, and we are looking for student submissions! The contest, open to all Nova Scotia High School students in grades 10-12, encourages students to write for stage. Each script will be judged by a panel of professional theatre artists and may win a chance to be staged by professional actors during the Stages Theatre Festival (June 17-28, 2015). The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.

For more details please FOLLOW THE LINK.