The Island Summer Review 2, starring comedian Patrick Ledwell and musician, Mark Haines, begins June 26th at Harmony House Theatre and runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. until August 31st. This new show tells PEI stories through high-tempo chapters of fresh comedy, traditional music, and fascinating pictures. It also includes new comic slideshow material, such as mock Island heritage minutes and emotional weather reports.
The Island Summer Review 2 June 26 to the end of August
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Harmony House Theatre, Hunter River For tickets, call the box office at (902) 964-2255 www.harmonyhousetheatre.com
Ledwell and Haines are inspired by the idea of bringing things together. From their experience in the hit Charlottetown Festival show Come-All-Ye, they have found the combination of music and comedy really resonates with audiences. This all-new show brings together a range of emotions, from the way-out to the heart-felt. Most important, the show will bring family and friends together for a great summer reunion, right in the heart of PEI. It provides an opportunity to reflect on Island life and culture, combining it with a chance to make people laugh, sing them songs, and possibly forget about the day-to-day for a while.
Born and raised in PEI, Patrick Ledwell draws on his experiences growing up in a big Island family and the funny trials of staying true to these roots. Patrick’s quick-witted comedy has brought him national recognition with multiple appearances on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters.” He hosted and wrote all comedy material for two seasons of the hit Charlottetown Festival show, “Come All Ye.” His first book, I Am an Islander pulls together five years of writing for CBC Radio, stage, and page, and it was published by Acorn Press in 2012. Patrick lives on a hobby farm 10 minutes from Hunter River, with his wife, Tara and his nearly 2-year-old son, Nathaniel.
Mark Haines’ professional career spans 35 years and counting. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a gifted entertainer and successful educator. He has played concerts, festivals, conventions, pubs and churches across Canada and the U.S.. He has toured in Britain, Sweden and as far afield as Taiwan. His acting roles have taken him from community theatre stages to the Royal Alexandra in Toronto. Mark has an extensive repertoire of roots based and original music and brings an engaging personality and warm sense of humour to every performance. He has released six recordings and appeared as a guest on many others. One of his performing mainstays is with his colleague of 20 years, Tom Leighton.
Tickets are $22 plus HST, with 20% off ticket specials for the first two weekends. Book tickets on-line at www.harmonyhousetheatre.com or by calling the box office at 964-2255.