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.
See Change – New anti-stigma program at work in Annapolis Valley Schools
Two Planks and a Passion Theatre is thrilled and honoured that the Province of Nova Scotia is investing $100,000 into a new and innovative program run by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre’s 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
Along with a tour of our innovative show Project 937 about the St. Louis in the spring, and school outreach in the fall, Two Planks has announced its Theatre Off The Grid Playbill for 2015: Shakespeare’s The Tempest and a new adaptation of Henry James’ Turn of the Screw around the fire. Click here to see more!
Under the Big Top Fundraiser: April 4, 2015
Come for a dynamic adult evening full of crazy costumes, delicious food and amazing auction items.
Click here to find out more or to book seats or a table.
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
Arthur can’t hold down the spirit of our donors! We are so grateful to those who have donated already to our Arthur repair fund. We’ll get there together! To donate, you can click here send a cheque to Box 190, Canning, NS, B0P1H0, or call in a credit card number to (902) 582-3842 and tell them it is a donation for our Arthur Fund. To book tickets, do it online here
Hurricane Arthur does some damage
UPDATE: A generous donor offered to match funds up to $3000 in the first four days of our campaign – you did it! We’re still counting costs, but the generosity of donors both large and small are making the difference – thank you all so much and if you can, please know we can still use the help – and if you want to volunteer to help out with box office, that would be great too!
Damage: We weren’t hit as hard as some, but still needing some assistance to get back up and running – our big tent was damaged (we had taken the legs off and staked it to the ground, but Arthur decided he wanted it in the pond). Our intrepid cast and camp staff helped drag it back from the abyss, but the poles have been bent and we need funds to replace it. Our box office was pushed off its base and sliding too towards the bay, and between a huge number of shingles off the various roofs and the power and phone lines down for four days, we have extra costs that we weren’t counting on, without reserves. Any help you can give us would be fabulous. We estimate the costs to be approximately $40,000 once all rentals and repairs are done.
Two Planks award-season bonanza!
Not only did the 2013 season’s shows garner 10 Merritt Award nominations, taking home two (Ryan Rogerson and Jamie Konchak each won a Merritt award for their work in As You Like It), our friend and colleague Tim Carroll also gained a Tony Nomination for his production of Twelfth Night on Broadway. Tim was our guest artist in 2013, running masterclasses at Ross Creek and working with our company in preparation for our production of As You Like It. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
Our 2014 season begins!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
After huge acclaim for our recent Nova Scotian tour, 937 will tour schools and public venues in winter of 2014. 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.
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
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
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