Community Theatre Festival – PEI

If you look at my ‘about‘ page, you will notice that I warned you about my theatre interests.

On Saturday I was the photographer for Prince Edward Island’s annual Community Theatre Festival which is timed to coincide, more or less, with World Theatre Day. There were four adult productions, all comedies, each set in a different era.

Visitors from Chicago: an excerpt from Neil Simon’s California Suite (1976) by Harbourfront Players from Summerside, PEI.

Mort and Stu arguing before the conflict escalates.

Mort and Stu arguing before the conflict escalates.

Two couples settle old grudges with slapstick comedy and injuries all around.

Two couples settle old grudges with slapstick comedy and injuries all around.

Visitor from Philadelphia: also an excerpt from Neil Simon’s California Suite by the same troupe.

Marvin has been unfaithful (unintentionally to his wife Millie.

Marvin has been unfaithful (unintentionally) to his wife Millie.

Marvin tries to keep Millie from leaving him.

Marvin tries to keep Millie from leaving him.

An excerpt from Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit (1941) by the King’s Players out of Georgetown PEI.

Madame Arcati prepares the household for the seance which will  (unintentionally) summon Elvira, Charles' late wife.

Madame Arcati prepares the household for the seance which will (unintentionally) summon Elvira, Charles’ late wife.

Charles Condomine tries to reason with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira.

Charles Condomine tries to reason with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira.

The Raft: an Interlude by Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) staged by ACT (a community theatre).

The hero reads about how to resuscitate someone who has drowned. (Hurry!)

The hero reads about how to resuscitate someone who has drowned. (Hurry!)

The hero tries to light a fire with sticks while the heroine moves in for the catch.

The hero tries to light a fire with sticks while the heroine moves in for the catch.

 

One of the youth productions at the Festival was modified, and the other scrapped because students hadn’t been at school for the previous three days. PEI had experienced a blizzard followed by wind followed by freezing rain.  In fact there has been no school this week either due to freezing rain yesterday and another storm today.

All photos were shot with a Pentax K20D with a Pentax 50mm f 1.4 prime lens using only the stage lighting.  Photos were processed in Lightroom 5.

Next post: Back to China

 

 

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