Casting Announced for Festival Players' TEST DRIVE; Playwright Dave Carley to Speak 6/10

Casting Announced for Festival Players' TEST DRIVE; Playwright Dave Carley to Speak 6/10

FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY is happy to announce the casting for TEST DRIVE at Rosehall Run Vineyards, and an intimate reading by Test Drive playwright Dave Carley coinciding with the official opening of the festival Players seasonal box office on June 10, 2014.

On Tuesday, June 10 audiences are invited to hear Dave Carley read from his extensive body of work, get a taste of what's coming for the 2014 Festival Players season, and ask questions of one of Canada's most prolific and celebrated playwrights at this free event at Books and Company in Picton, Ontario. Dave Carley is a Governor General's Award nominated playwright whose work has received over 400 productions throughout the world.

TEST DRIVE will star Murray Furrow as Earl Hughes, an American Motors car dealer. Murray Furrow is known for his roles on the stage and screen including Stratford Festival, The Ron James Show and a role in David Cronenberg's newest film Maps to the Stars. Rounding out the cast are Alison Smyth of Evil Dead: The Musical and the Toronto production of Jersey Boys, and up-and-coming actor Andrew Perun of Nine Mile Portage by Theatre By The Bay and Shrew by RedOne Theatre Collective.

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 salesman. 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.

Single tickets, Subscription Passes, and hotel and dining packages, are now available online at

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.


Live Reading with Dave Carley Tuesday, June 10
7pm Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton, Ontario
FREE with RSVP at

TEST DRIVE by Dave Carley August 5 - 24, 2014
Rosehall Run Vineyards, 1243 Greer Road, Wellington, Ontario
Performances Tuesday - Sunday at 6:30pm, plus Friday matinees at 1:30pm
For the full Festival Players 2014 Season, visit:

Tickets are $29.90 + HST (Senior, Youth and Group Discounts Available). First Friday Matinees are Pay-What-You-Can. 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 or by phone at 613.476.1991 / 1.866.584.1991.

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