The Island Summer Review is coming back.
And the folks at Harmony House Theatre in Hunter River have never been more grateful to say that than in 2020.
The season will be going ahead, safely, with physically distanced and lively audiences, Thursdays and Fridays all summer.
What hasn’t changed?
Comedian Patrick Ledwell and musician Mark Haines have created a high-energy storytelling set, blending stand-up jokes, foot-stomping tunes and Island good news.
The show has always been a love letter to P.E.I., and this year more than ever, the show runners are feeling fortunate to live here.
This year will be a unique "best-of" edition, with requests and favourites coming back from the last seven summers of the hit series.
“The Island Summer Review is in my bones now,” says Haines, who is happy to be back.
“My internal annual clock is set by it.”
So, what has changed?
Harmony House has worked together with the Chief Public Health Office to host audiences with the clearest of safety standards.
Audiences will be limited to fewer than 50 people per night, seated and physically distanced in bubbles of four or six seats.
Tickets are only able to be booked together with family and friends, so people can enjoy the night while feeling comfortable and safe.
“We’re committed to putting on a show for those of our audience members who would appreciate the lift, right now."
- Patrick Ledwell
Through these challenging times, many have turned to music and laughter to lift spirits.
“We’re committed to putting on a show for those of our audience members who would appreciate the lift, right now,” says Patrick Ledwell.
The Island Summer Review opens Thursday, July 16. The show runs two nights a week, each Thursday and Friday starting at 7:30 p.m., until Aug. 28.
For ticket details, as well as information on bubble seating and safety at the venue this summer, call the box office at 902-964-2255.
People can visit also Harmony House Theatre online and book tickets at harmonyhousetheatre.com.