Rave Reviews for Vanya and Animal Farm! Don’t miss out!
Wonderful Wednesday Sale!
For North Mountain Vanya (new bookings only), we are offering a BOGO sale! Book regular priced tickets for Wednesday July 25 or Wednesday August 1 using promo code BOGO50! Limited number of seats for this offer, so book now!
We have been having a lovely run, with great audience and critical response to this show which is as timely as ever, with its thoroughly modern themes told through humour, wonder, and pathos.
“multifaceted and entertaining…The themes of North Mountain Vanya…are timeless…The woods are graced by Jennifer Goodman’s excellent period costumes. This Uncle Vanya is resonant, clear and consistently poignant.”
– Wendy Elliott, The Advertiser Read the whole review here.
“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.”
Elissa Barnard, nsreviews.blog Read the whole review here.
Restless Animal Sale!
For Animal Farm by Fire (new bookings only), we are offering a BOGO sale! Book regular priced tickets for Thursday, July 26 or Friday, July 27 using promo code BOGO50! Limited number of seats for this offer, so book now! 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:
“A terrific musical…This innovative new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic satire bites just as much today as when it was first written – and this one boasts inventive music…powerful casting….[a] theatrical tour-de-force. Be sure to catch it.” – Wendy Elliott, The Advertiser Read the whole review here.
“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, nsreviews.blog. Read the whole review here.
Book tickets for this year’s productions here.
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.
Have kids aged 5-16?
Sign up now for the last week of SummerArts!
We have just one week left for the younger ages of our programs, so it isn’t too late to join us for a week of incredible creativity, nature, fun, and general awesomeness! Click here to register for July
Ages 5-7: TIME TRAVELLERS
Step back in time with us to make cave paintings, pottery and other ancient arts, inspired by stories and cultures of long ago!
Ages 8-10 ANIMATION
Try your hand at various styles and techniques of animation. Campers will work in small groups to create their own micro-sets and characters and bring them to life through the magic of film.
Ages 11-16 URBAN STUDIO
Dive into the world of street art and create your own graffiti-influenced art. Inspired by internationally recognized artists such as Banksy, Keith Haring, and others, campers will learn about graffiti culture and the significance of public art. Campers will design their own stencils and create their positive graffiti!
Teen Academy Coming Up!
We are delighted that we have some of the top teen arts programs in North America.
In our Academy teens develop their craft in choreography, visual arts, theatre, film, music or writing each morning under the guidance of a mentor with over 20 years of experience working as a professional artists, and in the afternoon, they do multidisciplinary projects that stretch their creativity, encourage collaboration, communication and abstract thinking. Unique programs and an incredible experience, with other creative peers are a perfect way to spend two weeks! Instructors include best selling novellist Ami McKay and award-winning documentary filmmaker Sobaz Benjamin among others! Find out more. Register Now.
Dance Summer Dance almost full!
Dance Summer Dance brings instructors from the National Ballet School and professional dancers who are alumni of Juilliard and London’s School of Contemporary Dance to Nova Scotia to teach emerging dancers two weeks of empowering, exciting dance, including both ballet and modern new creation, repertoire, technique and more. With live accompaniment in both piano and drums, it is an amazing program with individual attention, and a great way to get back in shape before heading back to dance class.
Our programs have more class time than similar urban programs, with the same professional instructors, all in a retreat setting that cares for the emotional health and FUN of the dance students, alongside their dancing.
Read stories from past dancers here. . Still space for boys, but very limited spaces left for girls aged 11-18, so register now!
Explore the worlds of Chekhov and Orwell in Wednesday Conversations
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.
Quiz: Who is Napolean the Pig supposed to be based on?
Aug 1 at 8:30 pm
Family Farms: A panel discussion
Hosted by Av Singh, inspired by Chekhov’s examination of the passion for the land vs an easier way of life, we welcome local farmers including Patricia Bishop of Taproot Farms to look at urban encroachment, new ways of working, and the model for the future.