Beyond the Stage
Beyond the Stage
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.
The Gingerbread Girl, a new play by Sharon Bajer | June 28 at 7:30 pm
In this brand-new comedy by the writer of Burnin’ Love, a modern couple, desperately trying to conceive a child, move to a secluded cottage in the woods to disconnect from the internet in an attempt to re-connect with each other. They unwittingly enlist the help of dark magic to conceive their child and the couple gives birth to a gingerbread cookie! The Gingerbread Girl explores contemporary themes of addiction, infertility, disability, responsibility and the fear of true connection.
Cradle and All, by Halfiax playwright Joanne Miller | August 14 at 3 pm
Cradle and All tells the tale of a mother’s comedic journey to solve the mystery of the Mona Lisa. Carole, Mom to two small children, wants to paint again but life keeps intervening. About to give up, she is visited by Leonardo da Vinci, who will help her paint again if she can solve the riddle of the Mona Lisa. This is a wonderful, authentic comedy about a young mother’s struggle to be true to herself and take care of the kids. It played to great acclaim as a Neptune and Eastern Front Theatre co-production in 2014.
The Trestle and Pope Lick Creek, by Naomi Wallace | August 21 at 3 pm
Trestle is set in 1936 in a town so dull that the only thing young people can pit themselves against, the only thing greater than them, is the 7:10 train with its 153-ton engine and deafening roar. Despite its depth of symbolism, non-linear structure and clear political message, a bright ripple of hope ripples through Wallace’s challenging play about two sexually charged young people who consider a game of chicken with an oncoming train. A provocative, brutal examination of working class America. Premiered in New York in 1999.
WARNING: Contains coarse language and sexual conduct
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. Dates and details will be announced soon.
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