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 1-888-311-909Introducing the cast of Creepy & Little Manson

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Introducing Creepy & Little Manson’s cast

Creepy & Little Manson cast

Eastern Front Theatre is happy to announce the cast of EFT’s next production, Michael Melski’s play Creepy & Little Manson, playing in the Neptune Studio Theatre March 31st to April 10th, 2016.

“It’s my great pleasure to introduce the three very talented actors who will be bringing this play to life,” says Artistic Producer Jeremy Webb. “The auditions only highlighted to director Melski and myself that the Atlantic provinces are rich with incredible talent. Michael had a few tough choices to make, but I am thrilled with the line-up.”

  • John Dartt plays legendary Canadian bank robber Alvin ‘Creepy’ Karpis, contemporary of Capone and Dillinger, the longest serving inmate at Alcatraz who is now desperate to be deported and released back to his native land.

  • Francine Deschepper plays Dr. Alice Ridgeway, a troubled prison psychiatrist at McNeil Island Penitentiary who is responsible for examining and assessing inmates.

  • Alexander Purdy plays the young Charles Manson, petty criminal and aspiring musician in his early 20’s, at a crossroads in his life when he might have chosen a path other than mass murder.

We are so pleased to welcome these three Maritime based actors to EFT as we continue to support Atlantic Canadian artists. Two veterans of the stage will be joined by Alexander Purdy, an exciting young newcomer, to create a powerful dynamic in this dark thriller from celebrated writer/director Michael Melski.


March 31 – April 10, 2016

Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre

1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS




Eastern Front’s 2015-16 Season

EFT Season 2015-16

Eastern Front Theatre’s 23rd season includes new plays from Wendy Lill and Michael Melski; the return of the Stages Theatre Festival, showcasing a cross-section of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting theatre artists and companies; and the annual Hali-Wood Squares comedy event. In brief, the 2015-16 season includes:

Messenger by Wendy Lill

October 29 – November 8, 2015

Could Canada have led the war on climate change? What happens when you fall on the wrong side of the power equation? Messenger tells the story of a family torn apart by the politics of global warming.

Hali-Wood Squares

March 4, 2016

A plethora of Hali-famous panelists participate in a live comedy event and trivia game show where audience members can sit back and enjoy or take part as a contestant.


Creepy and Little Manson by Michael Melski

March 31 – April 10, 2016

Inside a prison in the 1960s, a hardened criminal fears that his guitar student, a young inmate named Charlie Manson, might be hiding an inner darkness of which few people are aware.


Stages Theatre Festival

June 15-26, 2016

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.