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Sep
17
Tue
MAIDEN
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men.

UK, 2018; 93 minutes

With: Tracy Edwards

“It’s a bitter irony that tempers the sweet taste of victory. Maiden excels as a suspenseful sports tale and a record of a historic first, but its biggest strength is in its warts-and-all character study of the Maiden crew. One can’t help but feel seen, moved and empowered once the credits roll.”

– Roger ebert.com

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Sep
21
Sat
XARA CHORAL THEATRE: RINGS THROUGH WATER
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm

Rings Through Water is new creation that uses ethereal choral singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, along with powerful text and theatrical presentation, to tell three short stories about water.  

It’s a collaboration between five artists – three Indigenous and two Settlers. Their desire to overcome their own embodied prejudices, privilege, and pain is central to their artistic process and to the beautiful narratives of this show.

Depending on its form, water has the capacity to amplify sound, distort it, or mute it; how do we do the same as we navigate our relationship with this precious resource and one another? Together they speak for water, lift up the voices of its protectors, and amplify the voices of the missing and murdered  Indigenous women who have met their end in it. They also offer a reconciliation-based model for Indigenous and Settler collaboration.

Check out this great review in The Coast

Creators
  • Deantha Edmunds, Inuk poet & soprano
  • Lisa Nasson, Mi’kmaq dramaturge
  • Sarain Fox, Anishinaabe choreographer
  • Christina Murray, Settler choral conductor
  • Jennifer Trites, Settler composer
Performing Artists
  • Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Deantha Edmunds, soprano
  • Sarain Fox, dancer

 

TICKETS available on line or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $24.35 + HST = $28
  • General Price: $27.83 + HST =  $32
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + HST  = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan. Let us know your preferred seat and we will secure the closest available option. Tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

 

Thanks to ANNAPOLIS INVESTMENTS in RURAL OPPORTUNITY for their support.

 

 

REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY: We do not give cash refunds but are happy to give a full credit for future purchases if tickets are cancelled with a 24-hour notice. Click here for more information about ticket policies.

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Sep
24
Tue
ALL IS TRUE
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan

UK, 2018; 101 minutes

“Branagh leaves viewers with the impression that even the foremost genius of the English language and his family were ordinary people”.

– The Washington Post

“A quiet and meditative portrait of the artist as a retiree, this lacks incident or high stakes but has an elegiac feeling of regret and reckoning that fits its subject’s twilight years.

– Empire

 

 

Tickets: $11 Adult, $10 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

FilmBuffs save $1 and enjoy free popcorn!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Thank you to our community partners Kew Home, Bailey House B&B, Bridgetown Watch & Clock Repair, and Oakhaven Bike Barn/Joy Elliott Landscape Architectural Design.

Sep
27
Fri
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm

Great Lake Swimmers is a beloved indie folk act in Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them “a national treasure” and their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is at once familiar and distinct, using the tools of folk music as the starting point to delve deeper.

Great Lake Swimmers have twice been nominated for Juno Awards, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize, and won a Canadian Indie Award for Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group. They have shared the stage as support for such musical luminaries as Robert Plant, Feist, and Calexico, and have appeared as headliners for many of Canada’s major Folk Music festivals. Their relentless touring schedule and countless live shows have helped them develop devoted fan bases across Canada, the US, Europe, the UK and many points beyond. Mojo dubbed them “Ambient Zen Americana” and Exclaim has described them as a “cherished blend of folk and orchestral indie pop.”

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $26.09 + hst  = $30
  • General Price: $29.57 + hst  = $34
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

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Oct
4
Fri
GHOSTBUSTERS (the original) at THE “O”
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE “O”
Suit up for classic comedy! When kooky, spooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who’ve inadvertently opened the gates of hell…right in their own apartment building! The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction.
 
Oscar for best original song.


***FREE ADMISSION****

Dress for a fall evening, bring your favourite blanket and something comfy to sit on.

Sing alongs welcome!

King’s Film Society would like to thank our generous partners for either donating services or helping us cover the costs for this special outdoor presentation: Annapolis Board of Trade, Annapolis Home Hardware Building Centre, the Town of Annapolis Royal and King’s Theatre.

Bows and great big thanks go out to Nancy & Bill Smith and Cathy & Peter Malon.

Oct
6
Sun
ELAPULTIEK
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm

Elapultiek (ehl-ah-bool-dee-egg) – “we are looking towards” – marks the first time Two Planks and a Passion Theatre has commissioned an Indigenous playwright from Nova Scotia to create a new work for the company. The show was a huge success as an outdoor performance last Summer. Now, Elapultiek begins its journey as a touring indoor production.

In the course of the play, two biologists (one white, one First Nations) are thrown together each night to count the swifts, in a beautiful piece that explores reconciliation on a personal level.

King’s Theatre debuts the stage version of this play. Because the play was designed to be performed “in the round”, King’s Theatre offers a special opportunity for a limited number of patrons to purchase seats on the stage. These are available on a first come first served basis.


ABOUT THE PLAY

In the time of Idle No More, a young Mi’kmaw drum singer and a Euro-Nova Scotian biologist meet at dusk each day to count a population of endangered Chimney Swifts. As the relationship deepens over time, they struggle with their differing views of the world. Each ‘count night’ reveals a deeper complexity of connection to land, history, and ecology, and of reconciliation on a personal level.

Playwright and performer shalan joudry is an oral storyteller, hand-drum singer and poet from the traditional district of Kespukwitk (southwest Nova Scotia). Following years of raising children, performing, writing, and ecology work, Shalan now lives and works in her community of Bear River First Nation, sharing messages of reconnecting to both land and culture.

 

Halifax actor and dramaturge Matthew Lumley co-stars.

Directed by Ken Schwartz of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre.

Click here to read the CBC story about how this play is inspiring Reconciliation.

 

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price:  $19.15 + hst  = $22
  • General Price:  $20.85 + hst  = $24
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan. Let us know your preferred seat and we will secure the closest available option. Tickets will be held at the Box Office for pick up.

King’s Theatre offers a special opportunity for a limited number of patrons to purchase seats on the stage. These are available on a first come first served basis.

PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU WISH TO BE SEATED ON THE STAGE.

shalan jodrey and Ken Schwartz

 

REFUND/EXCHANGE POLICY: We do not give cash refunds but are happy to give a full credit for future purchases if tickets are cancelled with a 24-hour notice. Click here for more information about ticket policies.
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