With Cruel Times in Between paints a lyrical portrait of Newfoundland culture

On Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fredericton Playhouse, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador will perform With Cruel Times in Between, a beautiful portrait of Newfoundland culture inspired by the writings of the late Al Pittman. Created in 2011 by Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, With Cruel Times in Between uses selections of Pittman’s poems, prose, songs …

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Nominations sought for The Playhouse Honours 2015

The Fredericton Playhouse is asking the public for nominations for The Playhouse Honours 2015. Since 2008, the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors has awarded The Playhouse Honours annually. The recognition honours individuals’ involvement in the performing arts in Fredericton, fostering a deeper appreciation of the value that people can make to community life through their …

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New Performing Arts Centre and the Fredericton Playhouse: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are eleven commonly asked questions about the development of a new performing arts centre to replace the Fredericton Playhouse: 1. Why are we considering replacing the Playhouse?  Replacing the Playhouse was not actually the starting point. In fact, numerous studies were undertaken to try to figure out what needed to be done to the …

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Mary Walsh and special guest Sharron Matthews join forces for a must-see comedy show

On Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series presents two of Canada’s top comedians: Mary Walsh with special guest Sharron Matthews. Mary Walsh is recognized throughout Canada as an accomplished actress, comedian, political satirist and social activist. One of the original stars of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Walsh’s most …

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Feasibility study calls for new downtown performing arts centre to serve region

A feasibility study on performing arts infrastructure development for the region has determined a new 6,665 m2 (71,741 sq. ft) downtown facility, built to replace the existing Playhouse, is the preferred way to meet the needs of the region for the next 50 years. The study, commissioned by the City of Fredericton and Fredericton Playhouse Inc., …

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Lifeboat tells an extraordinary true story of courage and enduring friendship

Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m., the award-winning play Lifeboat is a story of courage, survival and enduring friendship that will inspire audiences of all ages. From United Kingdom-based Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, Lifeboat is the extraordinary true story of Bess Walder and Beth Cummings, two teenage girls who …

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