After a crazy introduction and alot of stress filled days and nights New Curtain's summer series is up and running. We will be mounting 3 shows this summer with a finale children's show in a modern adaptation of A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM.
The summer series though - entitled A SUMMER TO REMEMBER - will include an A to Z roster of shows. From a story of the effect that war can have on a family in 1926 Newfoundland to the zany goings-on of a down and out actress in New York and her search for love and creativity.
The series opener will be David French's SOLDIER'S HEART which previews on June 28th and officially opens on July 1st - the 91st anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel - July 1, 1916. Plays from June 28th to July 15th, 2007. Esau Mercer has returned home from the war with a secret. Jacob, his son wants to know it. Maybe some things are better left unsaid. This show runs from June 28th to July 15th. Venue: BALBO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THOMAS PLACE, SHOAL HARBOUR. Starring Geoff Adams, James Hawksley and Greg White. Directed by Chuck Herriott.
IT HAD TO BE YOU is a zany comedy by Renee Taylor (of THE NANNY) and Joseph Bolgna set in New York runs from July 20 to August 11th. Want to find love and success in New York ? Hold a man hostage in your apartment on a snowy Christmas Eve and convince him to be your partner both in dramaturgy and in marriage. An evening of Hollywood fluff and fairy-tale fantasy seen through a fun-house mirror. Starring Amelia Manuel, Chuck Herriott and Geoff Adams. Directed by Chuck Herriott. Playing at THE LOFT THEATRE at White Hills.
The final show of the series will be a remount of Michael West's FOLEY (our fall production) in August 2007. Foley is the last of his family, among the last of the protestants in the Republic of Ireland, "the endpoint of all this evolution and fruitcake". He attempts to recall his life, to work out what went wrong along the way and why he's so fond of an old pair of shoes. This will again star Artistic Director Geoff Adams and was directed by Rabbittown's Aiden Flynn.
Playing at THE LOFT THEATRE @ White Hills. Exact dates to be determined.
The summer will conclude with our Youth Acting Camp and their production - a modern adaptation of A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM at the annual ARTS UNDER THE STARS at Elizabeth Swan Memorial Park. (free admission)
For more information call 466 7966. Tickets for all shows can be picked up at BARE MOUNTAIN CONVENIENCE at 156 Memorial Drive (old Carpenter's Convenience Store).
Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $12 for Seniors and students. CONTACT ST JUDES HOTEL(466-1717 or 1-800-563 7800) and ISLANDVIEW B&B (466-2062) for special package details. All shows are at 8 pm. Thursdays are black (no show). Keep your eyes open on this site for extended season details as they happen.