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FAST announces summer lineup

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre has unveiled its 2020 season lineup with the theme “An Unexpected Twist”. This will be the 33rd season for the company that has been producing and presenting professional theatre in Antigonish since 1987, and has become a cultural and tourism anchor for the region. The season’s theme speaks to...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre prepares to open 32nd season

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to open its 32nd season, and audiences are invited to join along and Dream Big. With four diverse shows on the Main Stage, an award-winning children’s story on the Family Stage, and a dynamic new initiative that will bring theatre out into the community, organizers are excited to once...

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Mullinger taking laughs to Glasgow Square stage

James Mullinger immediately asked to return to Glasgow Square after his well-received show last year and he will do so on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The second stop on his “Almost Canadian Tour,” Mullinger is not only a comedian but also a father, editor, cover model in England and inspiration for the full length...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre opens July 3

ANTIGONISH – Rehearsals are on in full swing for the 31st season of Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. The season begins July 3 and continues for eight weeks with five different shows in repertory. This year’s company once again brings together top professional artists from across the country, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Montreal, Toronto and...

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A UK perspective on the Maritimes

For a taste of the UK and a new perspective on the Maritimes, James Mullinger promises a night full of laughs this coming Friday during his show at Glasgow Square. This show marks his second time making his way to Pictou County to show off his brand of standup comedy. Mullinger said he jumped at...

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Theatre Antigonish presenting award-winning indigenous playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s work

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish is preparing to open its 43rd season with a groundbreaking comedy titled Cerulean Blue by Drew Hayden Taylor. When a struggling blues band is invited to perform at a benefit concert for a remote First Nations community behind barricades, what follows is an uproarious exploration of politics, perceptions, and relationships. With...

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Canada: It’s Complicated bringing comedy to deCoste stage

It’s no secret Canada is going all out for it’s 150th anniversary this year. To help celebrate, comedian Mary Walsh (of 22 Minutes and CODCO) is showing off her brand of Canadian comedy with “Canada, it’s complicated.” “The show is kind of a classical satirical sketch comedy review,” said Jamie Pitts, one of the cast...

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Derek Edwards bringing comedic force to deCoste

What exactly is the life of a comedian? Well, we’ve all seen at least one episode of Seinfeld, but let’s ask one anyway. “I’ve got my little basement cubby-hole where most of my comedy living goes on,” said comedian Derek Edwards. “My pens and my desk, good place to curse things out when they don’t...

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Pedal to the Metal: Ron James revving up for deCoste show

There’s a lot you probably already know about Ron James. A familiar face thanks to shows like Made in Canada, Blackfly, and The Ron James Show, James is someone who is never at a loss for a joke, barb, word or quip, and may very well be one of the most loved and hardest working...

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Kitch bringing comedy to The Commune

Halifax-based comedian Stephen Kitch will be returning to New Glasgow on October 11 for an 8 p.m. show at The Commune. Kitch will be opening for headliner Gavin Stephens of Just for Laughs and Comedy Inc fame. Kitch, 37, was a bit of a late bloomer when he started doing stand-up comedy. At age 29,...

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