Wednesday, December 4, 2013

News: Festival Players of Prince Edward County announce 2014 season (press release)

3-Show FLEX PASSES on Sale December 3rd
Prince Edward County, ON, (December 2, 2013) Festival Players of Prince Edward County is thrilled to announce their eighth season of professional live theatre in beautiful Prince Edward County. The 2014 summer season boasts an incredible variety of world-class performances in inspiring local venues: theatre you can only experience here in the County!

Get a head start! Flex Passes go on sale Tuesday December 3rd. Don’t miss out on the best deal of the season. A Flex Pass is a three-ticket pass to a guaranteed good time at a brilliant holiday discount. Single tickets go on sale in the spring.

The Festival Players’ 2014 season includes:
Sunday Series @ Huff Estates

New this year! Take your pick from a delicious spread of award-winning, one-night-only performances. What’s your preference? A bit of raucous improv comedy? A gentler kind of folk music? A twisted tale by a consummate story-teller?

The Sunday Series will feature some familiar faces and some fantastic new talent. Whatever your taste – you’ll find something to whet your appetite as part of this outstanding series. Enjoy a glass of wine and the elegant ambience of Huff Estates Winery on Sundays in July and August. Programming details to be released in the spring.
Radio :30 
Written & Performed by Chris Earle with Sam Earle
Directed by Shari Hollet

“…wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving…” - New York Sun

“A powerful tale of betrayal and deceit, created and performed to unsettling perfection by Chris Earle” - New York Times

“***** Exceptional performance.” - CBC Manitoba

“Ever have one of those days?” asks veteran radio actor Ron, as he sits down at the microphone to record a simple ad spot. Ron is having one of “those days” right before our eyes. This acclaimed dark comedy, about an actor who comes unglued in the recording studio, has snapped up major awards and the attention of audiences and critics alike. Chris Earle (Second City Alumni) is pitch-perfect as Ron, the silver-tongued “go-to guy” with the inimitably friendly voice.

Radio :30 is a winner of a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding New Play), Canadian Comedy Award (New Play) and Chalmers Award (New Play), and will be performed in Prince Edward County at Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford.

Test Drive

By Dave Carley
Directed by Sarah Phillips

Earl Hughes loves his wife, children and cars – and not always in that order. He also considers his life to be resoundingly ordinary, except that every ten years or so he sets out on a test drive that rocks his world. Earl’s trip begins in 1954 – a hurricane is brewing but he still thinks he can sell a Nash Metropolitan to a would-be starlet. From there he drives through the Cold War, detours around Woodstock and eventually comes to a screeching stop in 2014 – when he must really go to war to keep his driver’s licence.

Test Drive is a wild ride, an homage to an age-gone-by and a salute to the entrepreneur, the eternal optimist, the guy with the zeal to close the deal. A tour-de-force for the performers and a riot for the audience. Test Drive will be directed by Festival Players' Artistic Director, Sarah Phillips, and staged under the Grand Tent at Rosehall Run Vineyards. 
Flex Pass Sales Information:
The Festival Players’ Flex Pass is on sale as of December 3rd. Flex Pass pricing increases as the season draws nearer and passes are only available until July 1st:

Until December 15th – 20% off the price of regular tickets = $71.75 + tax
From December 16th – December 31st – 15% off the price of regular tickets = $76.25 + tax
From January 1st – July 1st – 10% off the price of regular tickets = $80.75 + tax

Online Box Office:

Phone Sales:
613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991

In-Person Sales:
Busy Hands Craft Sale December 14th/15th at Books & Company, Picton.
Festival Players Box Office at Books & Company, Picton December 17th – 22nd
Check the Festival Players website for more details.
Festival Players Online Box Office

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