Colin Mochrie to Join National Theatre of the World at Festival Players, July 20; 2014 Season Announced!

Colin Mochrie to Join National Theatre of the World at Festival Players, July 20; 2014 Season Announced!

FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY will kick off their eighth season of professional live theatre with the new Sunday Series @ Huff Estates featuring Weaksauce by Sam Mullins on Sunday, July 13, and a fully improvised play by Naomi Sniekus and Matt Baram of The National Theatre of the World with legendary improviser Colin Mochrie on Sunday, July 20. Flex Passes, single tickets, and hotel and dining packages are on sale now at www.festivalplayers.ca.

Festival Players will team up with Huff Estates Inn and Winery for the Sunday Series @ Huff Estates, a new weekly showcase on Sundays from July 13 - August 24, 2014. Sunday Series @ Huff Estates will feature exciting one-night-only performances including: Sam Mullins' solo show Weaksauce, a coming-of-age comedy of first times, second chances and third wheels; an evening of improv with National Theatre of the World, Canada's finest comic minds; John Millard's Polka Dogs, an indescribable music experience: a raucous, joyful soundscape of tuba, accordion, banjo, trombone and drums; Parsons & Morel Make Magic, the award-winning husband and wife comedy team; a bilingual cabaret show DU COQ À L'ÂME Or Tales of Everyday Life... with chanteuse Nathalie Nadon, and Michael Barber on piano; and an autobiographical music-storytelling show by multi-instrumentalist George Meanwell.

After a successful inaugural year, the Young Company, an immersive professional theatre experience for six youth from Prince Edward County, returns again this summer. This summer's Festival Players for Families show will be All for Beaver Hats! by David S. Craig, hilariously telling three hundred years of Canadian history in forty-five minutes. All for Beaver Hats! will tour throughout Prince Edward County August 1 - 24, 2014 with venues in five different towns and villages.

Previously announced for Festival Players is Radio :30 July 22 - August 3, 2014 at Mount Tabor Playhouse in Milford, Ontario. Directed by Shari Hollett, Radio :30 is a multi-award-winning dark comedy about a radio actor who comes unglued in the recording studio. Playwright Chris Earle (Second City alumnus) will star as discouraged radio personality Ron, and Sam Earle (Degrassi: The Next Generation, and the son of both the playwright and director) will play Mike, the faithful recording engineer.

Following most performances of Radio :30, join 99.3 FM, the County's community radio station, in the theatre for a live recording with a local storyteller, which will be aired on the station when it launches in the fall.

Test Drive will close the 2014 Festival Players season under the Grand Tent at Rosehall Run Vineyards in Wellington, Ontario August 5 - 24, 2014. Artistic Director Sarah Phillips takes the wheel for Test Drive, the life and times of a car man. Earl 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. Before and after the performances, audiences can also enjoy Rosehall Run wines and fresh, local meals from the County's newest food truck PICNIC. A Picnic-Theatre package is available, including food, wine and show tickets.
FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY is a professional summer theatre company led by Artistic Director Sarah Phillips. For eight years, Festival Players has brought the beautiful landscapes, towns and villages of Prince Edward County, affectionately called The County, to life through the incredible power of theatre. Whether in a charming church theatre or nestled in the vineyards, Festival Players audiences are treated to an unforgettable theatre experience each and every summer.

FESTIVAL PLAYERS of PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY 2014 SEASON:

SUNDAY SERIES @ HUFF ESTATES July 13 - August 24, 20147pmHuff Estates Inn and Winery 2274 County 1 Road, Hallowell, OntarioSchedule: www.festivalplayers.ca/the-sunday-series

RADIO :30 July 22 - August 3, 2014 Mount Tabor Playhouse, 2179 County Road 17, Milford, Ontario Performances Tuesday - Saturday at 8pm, plus Friday matinees at 2pm July 25, at 2pm: Pay-What-You-Can, supported by Sandbanks Summer Village

FESTIVAL PLAYERS FOR FAMILIES:

All for Beaver Hats! August 1-3, 2014, 11am Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., 4309 County Road 8, Cressy, Ontario

August 8-10, 2014, 11am Part of Live in Bloomfield - A Festival of Theatre and Other DelightsBloomfield Millpond Park, Brick Street in Bloomfield, Ontario

August 12, 2014, 11am Sandbanks Summer Village, 393 County Road 18, East Lake, OntarioPay-What-You-Can, supported by Sandbanks Summer Village

August 15 - 17, 2014, 11amCampbell's Orchards, 1633 County Road 3, Rednersville, Ontario

August 18, 2014, 11am Sandbanks Summer Village, 393 County Road 18, East Lake, Ontario

Pay-What-You-Can, supported by Sandbanks Summer Village
August 22-24, 2014, 11am Ameliasburgh Historical Museum, 517 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh, Ontario

TEST DRIVE August 5 - 24, 2014 Rosehall Run Vineyards1243 Greer Road, Wellington, Ontario Performances Tuesday - Sunday at 6:30pm, plus Friday matinees at 1:30pmFriday, August 8 at 1:30pm: Pay-What-You-Can, supported by Sandbanks Summer Village

Tickets are $29.90 + HST (Senior, Youth and Group Discounts Available). Three Ticket Flex Pass Subscriptions are $80.75 + HST (10% savings). Eight Ticket Season Pass Subscriptions are $203.00 + HST (15% savings). Tickets for Festival Players for Families are $10 + HST Tickets and passes available: In-Person at Books & Company at 289 Main Street, Picton, Ontario Online at www.festivalplayers.ca or by phone at 613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991.

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