"My Boy Jack was awesome! There was a lot of fantastic acting - excellent!"
1914 saw the beginning of World War I, the war to end all wars. In keeping with the 100th anniversary of the conflict, CentreStage is pleased to present My Boy Jack.
The year is 1913. War with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling, the British Empire's greatest apologist, is at the peak of his literary fame. This play explores the nature of a man who loses his balance when devotion to family and country, clash. World War I breaks out, and Kipling's son, Jack, is determined to fight, but the Army and the Navy both reject him because of his extremely poor eyesight. Undaunted, Kipling uses his influence to land Jack a commission in the Irish Guards, sparking off a bitter family conflict. The play is based on historical facts.
My Boy Jack is written by David Haig and directed by Geoff Ball. Cast in order of appearance: Bryen Stoddard, Gabriel Skaling, Carole Ball, John H. Smith, Mike Jorgensen, Emily Decker, Mike Butler, Geoff Ball.
My Boy Jack plays on the Main Stage Theatre in the Lower Performance Centre on September 26, 27, October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 Showtime 8 p.m.
Mature Content and Language
Tickets $15/$12 (Call 678-8040 for reservations). CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville. For more information visit www.centrestagetheatre.ca
Babe, the Sheep Pig is the tale of high adventure in the farmyard that became the hit movie Babe. It is a captivating play for children young and old. A leading writer of children's plays brings the heartwarming story of the piglet, who rises to fame at the Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials, to the stage.
Babe, the Sheep Pig is by David Wood, based on a book by Dick King-Smith and directed by Davina Melanson.
Cast in order of appearance: Angus Bauer, Chloe Glenn, Katie Rutt, Jacob Butler, Liam Glenn, Thomas Duke, Charlotte Crouch, Daniel Duke, Kaela Biro, Maisie Gilbert, Frieden Gilbert, Sophie van Exel, Keira Melanson, Hannah Mitchell
Babe, the Sheep Pig plays in the Upper Performance Centre on September 27m, 28m, October 4m, 5m. *Matinees will begin at 2 PM.
Entertainment for the Whole Family
All tickets are $5.00 (Call 678-8040 for reservations). CentreStage Theatre is located at 61 River Street, Kentville. For more information visit www.centrestagetheatre.ca
When the First World War erupted in Europe on August 4, 1914, the news was initially met with great enthusiasm and patriotism on the part of Canadians, with tens of thousands rushing to join the military in the first months of the conflict so they would not miss the action. Sadly, the war would grind on for over four years, killing more than ten million people in fighting that would be revolutionized by high-explosive shells, powerful machine guns, poison gas, submarines and war planes.
The CentreStage art wall for My Boy Jack and The Lighthouse is dedicated to the brave men and women who left their homes in order to ensure that Canada remained “strong and free”. A compilation of pictures and stories from World War I, World War II and the Korean Conflict has been placed on display. Please take some time to reflect on the sacrifice and hardship made by these brave souls through the years of struggle.
Unfortunately war has continued into the 21st century, with more Canadians making the supreme sacrifice. Let us remember and appreciate the services and sacrifices of all the veterans. Remembering our veterans should be something we do all of the time, not just November 11th each year.
With thanks and appreciation to the Kings County Museum Archives, the Nova Scotia Archives and to Friends of CentreStage who have contributed to the Art Gallery display.
When: Friday November 7 and Saturday November 8, at 7:30 pm
Where: Old Courtroom (upstairs), Kings County Museum (37 Cornwallis Street, Kentville NS)
Admission: $15/$12 seniors and students
This Chronicle Herald article sings the praises of CentreStage Theatre! Read more here!
CentreStage was thrilled to present East Coast Carolling and the adaptation of No Safe Harbour on September 5th and 6th. The audiences thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Marion Abbott and these young actors came from Brampton, Ontario came to retrace the events of that horrific day in Halifax and to share Charlotte’s story at CentreStage. Hopefully they will be coming back, Brianna would love to be in a ghost walk!
East Coast Carollers have produced a Christmas CD which is for sale from Front of House. It is $20 and $5 will stay at CentreStage. If you are interested please see Front of House.
The Lighthouse, coming October 24,25 ,26m, November 1m,1evening,2m. This is being presented on the Main Stage.
Valley Ghost Indoor Show: November 20th.