We’re open! Camps are in, Shows are up and we’re excited!

North Mountain Vanya is Open!

Canning N.S.-We’re open! Following a lovely evening on Saturday, July 7, (sponsored by Derrick Kimball Law and K-Rock) with our first two shows, North Mountain Vanya and a musical Animal Farm by Fire, we are now running the two shows Tuesday through Sunday.

Elissa Barnard, a long-standing reviewer of theatre wrote:

“Two Planks and a Passion Theatre’s stimulating, enigmatic and intense production (of Vanya) at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is heavily Russian in mood, character and dazzling period costumes…a mix of Samuel Beckett and Jerry Seinfeld – bleak and funny, essentially about nothing or everything.”

Read the whole review here.

See the schedule here.
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The animals are rising up on the North Mountain! Our musical production of George Orwell’s classic novel told around a fire plays every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday until mid August – don’t delay!
Audiences and reviewers are raving:

“This year’s fun, fireside production…is brilliant – so clear, swiftly paced and playful even as it is serious…Animal Farm by Fire is entirely an ensemble piece with seamless team work…and wonderful, clever, plot-moving songs.” –by Elissa Barnard. Read the whole review here.
Book tickets for this year’s productions

Explore the worlds of Chekhov and Orwell in Wednesday Conversations

We are delighted to welcome scholars and community thinkers to give a new lens on the worlds lived in and ideas explored by Anton Chekhov and George Orwell and how they might connect to our modern world. Each Wednesday we have a special event that is free to the public, with light refreshments and donations welcome. Come see Vanya first, or simply come on up to broaden your knowledge. See more dates and guests here.

July 18 at 8:30 pm

A Contemporary look at Animal Farm w/ David F Duke
Join professor David F. Duke of Acadia as he examines the use and misuse of information in
Animal Farm (everything from the sloganeering to the place of the windmill in the animals’ world – what it means for each of the animals)…
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July 25 at 8:30 pm

Behind the Iron Curtain: Russia as a Performative Stage
Hosted by Yuri Leving, of Dalhousie University’s Russian Studies Department, explore the latest developments in Russian theatre and culture in the state under Putin’s regime, contextualized within the Chekhov theatrical traditions.
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SummerArts is in full swing – you can join us!

It’s not too late to join us for SummerArts! Some of our programs are full, but we still have space in a few! Invest in your child’s creativity and skills with these enriching, incredible arts programs all taught by professional artists and combined with the best of traditional camp!
Ages 5-7 Ages 8-10 Ages 11-16
Teen Academy Dance Summer Dance


As a registered charity, to make all of our programs happen, we rely on your donations. If you can consider making a donation or volunteering, becoming a member of our board or a committee, or being involved in some other way, we would love to talk!

To make a donation, click here.
To become a volunteer,
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Alan Syliboy’s Thundermaker now open

Mi’kmaw artist Alan Syliboy’s The Thundermaker exhibit is a spectacular mixed-media exhibit that became his children’s book of the same name, blending Syliboy’s contemporary art practise with imagery inspired by his ancestors. In the narrative, based on a Mi’kmaw story, Big Thunder teaches his son, Little Thunder, about the important responsibility he has making thunder for his people. Little Thunder learns about his Mi’kmaw identity through his father’s teachings and his mother’s traditional stories. Syliboy’s spectacular, vibrant artwork brings the story of Little Thunder to vivid life.

This exhibit was made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Canning, NS