The Gros Morne Theatre Festival will commence on Thursday, May 26, 2011 and continue daily throughout the summer with its final show on Saturday, September 17, 2011.
Positive word of mouth from friends and colleagues that had seen a show was more than encouraging. I decided to make extra effort in 2010 to ensure I made this a priority. I attended the dinner theatre, “Sinking of the S. S. Ethie” with a friend from Montreal, QC at a rate of $45.00. It was certainly worth it. Two plus hours of entertainment by talented and professional actors/actresses working for Theatre Newfoundland & Labrador, as well as, pan-fried cod and all the fixing served by those on stage during their intermission. We enjoyed the show enough to buy tickets for the double feature, “A Double Axe Murder”. This play is based on a murder mystery of the area in the 1800s. Very intriguing.
Being a local, I heard pieces of the story and previously visited the site of shipwreck as a young boy with my father. It is funny the things you sometimes remember, but beyond the rusty remains of the Ethie there was an abundance of very smooth and colourful round rocks. I picked one of my favourites and brought it back to the cabin at Sally’s Cove.
If you would like some wonderful entertainment, check out the shows at Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Cow Head.
This year the shows are:
- Ed & Ed’s B&B – Comedy
- Neddy Norris Night – Cabaret
- Winter – Drama
- Stones in His Pockets – Comedy
- Tempting Providence – Drama
- Sinking of the S.S. Ethie – Dinner Theatre
- The Oracle of Gros Morne – Drama/Comedy
There will also be workshops and special events throughout the season. I am looking forward to getting to see Tempting Providence and others throughout the summer season.
For more information or reservations visit www.theatrenewfoundland.com or call toll-free 1-877-243-2899.
Live Rural NL –
Christopher C. Mitchelmore
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