Two Planks wins Two Merritts!

Ryan Rogerson and Jamie Konchak each won a Merritt award for their work in As You Like It. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

Two Planks garners 10 Merritt Award Nominations!

Congratulations to the nominees, the whole Two Planks team and to our colleagues and friends in theatre across the province for this great season of Nova Scotian theatre:

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female)
Alexis Milligan as Rosalind As You Like It

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male)
Ryan Rogerson as Various  in As You Like It

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (female)
Jamie Konchak as Celia As You Like It

Outstanding Costume Design
Gary Markle for As You Like It

Outstanding Original Score                                
Allen Cole for As You Like It

Outstanding Musical Direction
Allen Cole for As You Like It

Outstanding New Play  by a Nova Scotian
Ken Schwartz for The Iliad (adaptation)

Outstanding Direction
Ken Schwartz for As You Like It
Ken Schwartz for The Iliad

Outstanding Production
As You Like It

Our 2014 season announced

Summer Season

Click here to find out more about The Miracle Man and Joan By Fire and help make it happen!
Book your tickets now for THE MIRACLE MAN and JOAN BY FIRE

Project 937

937 to tour schools and venues this May. Click here to find out more

Thanks to Darrell Freeman of Docaitta Design who has done such a beautiful design for our poster this season.
Thanks also to Colour under whose auspices Darrell did the great Lysistrata and 2013 posters. 

Advertising in our program is under way! Welcome to the Old Orchard Inn, Megan Leslie, the Wolfville Farmer’s Market and Skaling Physiotherapy this week! Email mail@twoplanks.ca to find out more.

Critical and Audience acclaim for our 2013 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 for As You Like It, a play about banished lovers who find themselves (and eventually each other) in the Forest of Arden. Michael McPhee’s portrayal of the chivalrous and romantic Orlando is a revelation. He exudes charm…Alexis Milligan brings an irresistible joie de vivre to the character of Rosalind, and is amazingly believable when she takes on the disguise of a young male. 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

“The Iliad By Fire…is pure magic…remarkable”
- Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald, 15/07/2013

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. Homer’s Iliad has been adapted by the company’s artistic director Ken Schwartz to be told in orchestral fashion, with actors trading lines across the camp fire, sometimes chiming in ghostly whispers or supply haunting rhythms and sound effects. The story is bloody and exciting, and the characters come to life in the flicker of the flames. 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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

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 boxoffice@twoplanks.ca for more information.

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

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