Radio play coming to life at Festival Antigonish

Festival Antigonish is working on a new digital project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – An original radio play titled “Hector the Spectre steals the show”. Currently under production, and preparing to air in September is the original new radio play “Hector the Spectre steals the show”. The play will air as a six-part...

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Theatre to remain closed for the season

Local theatre lovers will need to wait until next year to resume attending Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre. After weeks of careful deliberation, the staff and board of FAST have decided to postpone the company’s entire 33rd season until the summer of 2021. FAST  joins a growing list of theatres who have made the difficult choice...

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FAST weighing options for upcoming season

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre announced its 2020 summer season in January; now it is considering its options in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. A public decision regarding the season is expected to be announced by the end of April. Questions that are being considered include all available options for form, scale, content, and delivery...

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The Goodnight Bird opens at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is preparing to add a third play to its Main Stage repertory with The Goodnight Bird by Governor General’s Award winning playwright Colleen Murphy. The show opens on August 8, with a pay-what-you-can preview on August 7 The play is a dark comedy about old love and new courage....

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Inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival coming up

ANTIGONISH – Craft beer fans in Antigonish have something exciting to celebrate! Three local organizations – CACL Antigonish, Legion (Branch 59), and Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre – are collaborating in a unique partnership to co-host the inaugural Antigonish Craft Beer Festival on March 30. This event, taking place at the recently opened Credit Union Social...

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FAST going country

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre adds the second show to its repertory season with the opening of Being Hank & Patsy by Path Productions. Being Hank & Patsy, written and directed by Antigonish native Laura Teasdale, is a musical memoire starring Ralph Steiner and Laura Teasdale. In this true story, two actors coincidentally embark...

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Local projects to benefit from new Culture Innovation Fund

Today, June 4, government announced investment in 31 projects approved in 2017-18 under the $1.5 million Culture Innovation Fund. “Each of these projects demonstrates the power of harnessing the arts, creativity and our culture to address complex social issues,” said Leo Glavine, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “These projects show how artists, public institutions...

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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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Relaxed performances open the doors at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is opening its doors in a new way with the addition of “Relaxed Performances” to its regular schedule. A Relaxed Performance is one in which the environment is specifically adapted to relax the traditional expectations around silence, darkness, and stillness in the theatre. It is designed to benefit people...

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Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre announces 2018 lineup

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre unveiled its 2018 season lineup to a large crowd gathered at the Bauer Theatre on Friday evening. “We are pleased to present Life on Stage as our theme for 2018,”  said artistic director Andrea Boyd. “Our season is filled with characters who struggle through their stories, and who show...

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