Welcome to Two Planks and a Passion Theatre at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts:
a place of magic “a feast of music and food for the soul.” Where you can have “an unforgettable encounter with the essence of human life and intelligent, theatrical storytelling” Read the full reviews by clicking on the links above.
Theatre Off The Grid in 2015
The Reviews are in!
“Two Planks infuses The Tempest with sense of wonder…masterful… delightful…an exquisite visual experience.” Elissa Barnard of the Chronicle Herald saw the shows on a beautiful opening night and raves about the Tempest in a glowing review in today’s Chronicle Herald.
Read the full review here
Turn of the Screw is “an unforgettable and chilling theatrical experience…powerful…and vivid.” So says The Herald in today’s review of our fireside show (read the full review). To the creepy delight of audiences, Ken Schwartz’ adaptation of Turn of the Screw and its tale of ghosts or madness in Edwardian England resonates through the ages and uses the firelight and darkness of Ross Creek to provide an “exciting…sensory, dramatic experience.”
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre opened its 24th season recently, featuring many returning company members and introducing some debut performances for what will be the ninth season of the Theatre Off The Grid presentations at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts.
The season features a main stage production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with Graham Percy in the role of Prospero, Andrea-Lee Norwood as Miranda, Charles Austin Douglas as Ferdinand, Martin Burt as Caliban, Jamie Konchak as Ariel and Ryan Rogerson as Trinculo.
The third production in Two Planks and a Passion’s popular By Fire series is a new adaptation of the Henry James novella The Turn of the Screw, featuring Burgandy Code, Chris O’Neill, Sarah English, and Jeff Schwager.
Artistic Director Ken Schwartz directs both productions. Costumes for both presentations are designed by Jennifer Goodman and Allen Cole is Musical Director.
Both productions opened on July 11th and run until August 15th, 2015.
After huge acclaim for our recent Nova Scotian tour, 937 toured schools and public venues in New Brunswick in April, 2015. Click here to find out more and to see if you can book this remarkable and moving show.
See Change – Anti-stigma program at work in Annapolis Valley Schools
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre is thrilled to be providing a new and innovative program run by Artistic Director Ken Schwartz in partnership with schools and others. Click here to find out more.
2015 Season announced
Darrell Freeman of Docaitta Design has once again added immeasurably to the look of Two Planks with his stunning design for the 2015 season. Darrell has been our season image designer for the past 3 three years, beginning when he was with Colour, and now continuing in his own shop, Docaitta. We are thrilled with his generosity, his artistry and his understanding of what we do and why! We encourage you to check out his work and say we sent you! www.docaittadesign.com
We are thrilled that Gaspereau Vineyards and the 4.5 star Farmhouse Inn are once again partners to provide a wonderful addition to your summer experience! We are thrilled that we have added the Tangled Garden and Fox Hill Cheese House to our partners. Click here to find out more.
If you want to get involved with our summer seasons, you can! Volunteer to usher at one of our evening shows, any time! Please call 1-902-582-3073 or email email@example.com for more information.
Cottage Life names Two Planks one of the best outdoor theatres in Canada!
For the full article click here: http://cottagelife.com/91598/environment/tips-environment/the-best-outdoor-theatres-in-canada
Critical and Audience acclaim for our summer season!
“As You Like It is a beautifully articulate and funny production”
– Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald, 15/07/2013
The wooded setting at the Ross Creek Centre is a perfect stage…As you’d expect, this comedy is rife with humour, but the real surprise is how touching it is. As You Like It may be Two Planks and a Passion’s first foray into The Bard’s work, but here’s hoping it won’t be the last.
—Kate Watson, The Coast Magazine
Pure magic. That pretty much sums up what feels like to sit round a crackling fire while darkness falls and Two Planks and a Passion’s theatrical magicians recount an ancient story of gods and men….The theatre experience at Ross Creek has always been unique, but the Iliad is something different again, bringing us to our own recent past as children listening to stories and then stretching beyond to the far-reaching past as humans communing in the firelight.
—Kate Watson, The Coast Magazine
Click here to read a description of what an evening of theatre at Ross Creek can be like by award-winning novelist, Ami McKay
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre is committed to creating unforgettable experiences through one of the oldest mediums that exists: the theatre. Our award-winning Theatre Off The Grid, set outdoors on 178 acres at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, is a forum where our most treasured stories and legends come to life through the ingenious invention of some of Canada’s most accomplished artists. Whether you are regular patron or new to our theatre, we welcome you to experience a thrilling marriage of nature and the imagination.
“something extraordinary…Two Planks and a Passion Theatre continues to produce thrilling outdoor theatre off the beaten track” – The Chronicle Herald – 2012