Beyond the Stage
postponed until 2021
Funded by Frank & Debbi Sobey
Play Reading Series
Join us in the intimate atmosphere of our Green Room Bar, where you can grab a glass of wine while you listen to professional actors read great plays. Admission by donation. 19+ only.
Angel’s River, by Andrea Boyd | August 13 at 3 pm
Angel’s River tells the story of Carrie-Lynn, a teenager struggling with the most important decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby girl she just gave birth to. In a poetic, magical world where the past is intertwined with the present, a mysterious young girl asks for her story to be told, and thereafter witnesses the love story of Carrie-Lynn’s past and the heartbreaking decision she now faces.
Meet My Sister, by Bonnie Green | August 16 at 3 pm
You thought you knew your family! Two very different sisters, one a Kamloopsian, meet at their childhood home to pack their cantankerous mother off to a retirement community. An old flame comes to visit, bearing wine, charm, and a big surprise. A quirky new comedy about sibling rivalry and how to live life to the fullest.
The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, by Beth Graham | August 20 at 3 pm
Iris Trimble is trying to hold it all together. She may very well fly off the face of the earth if she doesn’t hang on to the kitchen counter. That’s how she feels after her mother, Bernice, breaks the news that she has Alzheimer’s. In an effort to cope with the stress, Iris makes her mother’s famous Everything That Is Bad For You Casserole. As for Bernice, she’s still as vivacious as ever, always up for a good laugh, and, most of all, ready to finally put herself first.
Meet the Playwrights
We are excited to present opportunities to meet and interact with our season’s playwrights and participate in a talkback session after the plays. Join us on August 9 at 3pm at the Red Sky Gallery on Main Street in Antigonish to meet Colleen Murphy, playwright for The Goodnight Bird, one of the Main Stage shows at Festival Antigonish this season.
Bauer Theatre Art Gallery
While at the Bauer Theatre, patrons are invited to explore out curated visual art display, presented in partnership with the StFX Art Gallery. Featured artists include: Alan Siliboy, Michael MacFarlane, Don Pentz, Kate Georgallas, Nancy Stevens, David Tuck, John Young, Bruce Campbell, and others.
Art by Kate Georgallas, commissioned by Festival Antigonish on the occasion of its 30th anniversary in 2017, with support from The Nova Scotia 150 Fund