All is NOT quiet on the Eastern Front.
It has been a busy year at Eastern Front Theatre!
I just completed (in November 2016) my first year as Artistic Producer. A year that saw us start a new season with the very popular, heart-warming Cape Breton story of the birth of the credit union movement, Lindsay Kyte's TOMPKINSVILLE. I was thrilled with the positive reaction to the play.
We also had a completely sold out fundraiser, as part of HAL-CON, a dramatic reading of Howard Koch's War Of The Worlds, the infamours 1930's Orson Welles radio broadcast. A dozen actors recreated the entire broadcast and we are so grateful to all who participated, supported or attended.
We have two fundraisers coming up in 2017:
So, You Think You Can Act?
A fun-filled night of hilarity as Hali-Famous contestants compete in a reality-show-style night, showing their acting chops. Eight contestants, three judges and one coveted trophy. We have a webpage just for this event.
Our incredibly popular family-friendly event is back! This time indoors, bigger and better than ever before. Save the date: May 6th, 2017 at Halifax Exhibition Centre, Prospect Rd.
Want to support EFT? You can become a donor. Learn how and what perks you get (invitations, tax receipts, rewards) on our donor page.
And, of course, we are now gearing up for the next show in our 2016-17 season. We already have tickets on sale and some GREAT deals for Early Bird lovers.
Next Up: Chasing Champions (opens April 20, 2017)
I know you are going to love Chasing Champions. I am thrilled that EFT gets to bring you the play, after Ship's Company created it, in Parrsboro, last Summer.
STAGES Theatre Festival 2017
The STAGES Theatre Festival (May 2017) is the jewel in EFT's crown: a festival that fulfill's our mandate to nurture, encourage, support and develop Atlantic Canadian stories, by Atlantic Canadian artists.
The Festival is jam-packed with opportunities to see theatre and to experience the thrill of theatre creation. The 2017 Festival is now being programmed with shows to entertain you. We will again involve many local professional theatre companies and community partners.
We are looking forward to announcing the line-up for STAGES 2017 on February 20th, 2017 at 10.30am.
Join us at the Neptune Scotiabank Stage lobby, Argyle St Halifax to hear all the news...and have cake.
DETAILS - CLICK HERE
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... on April 19th, 2016 I announced the 2016-17 Season of plays and it's a thrill to say that these plays have a few things in common:
- They are both based on true stories
- They are both written and created by Atlantic Canadian writers
- They are both Atlantic Canadian stories…
- And they are both wholly watchable, charismatic, inspiring pieces of theatre.
To learn more about the next season, including the dates of the 2017 STAGES Theatre Festival, at EFT: CLICK HERE
So, welcome to Eastern Front Theatre and as we move towards our 25th anniversary (2017) to another year of focusing on what Atlantic Canadians do best: tell stories, tell dynamic stories and tell them better than anyone else.