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Ship’s Company Theatre is a living legend connecting us to the history of the Bay of Fundy and showcasing the talents of Atlantic Canadian storytellers. We present new work that is written, sung, built and performed by the finest artists in our region.
Nestled in picturesque Parrsboro, our award winning theatre is more than the shows we present. With convenient parking, dining options, a night out at the Ship offers a first-class cultural experience with a hint of the sea.
This July … our 2017 Season Launch
by Vern Thiessen
In July 1957, the world was rife with post-war wounds and nuclear arms race fears. In the midst of all the mounting anxiety, leading scientists and academics, world-renowned ‘thinkers’ were invited to a conference in humble Pugwash, NS, the first conference of its kind to address their role in creating and alleviating these fears. Cumberland County native Cyrus Eaton who had made a fortune living and working in the United States of America played a key role in bringing the world to Pugwash, his beloved hometown. Thiessen’s play is a fictional story based on true events that explore the local impact and global legacy of the Pugwash Conferences. A uniquely Canadian story, celebrating a remarkable individual and remarkable place, on the 60th Anniversary of a truly remarkable achievement.
Jenn Grant July 10th 8 pm
A heralded singer and songwriter from Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s Maritimes. Her recent album Paradise has the feel of soul-searching folk music, at its core, but spiked with soul and R&B and smoothed with pop melodies and hooks". “Music is the connector that binds us all”, says Grant. “To be able to create music, and share the power it can hold is one of life’s greatest gifts.” This is the very essence behind the voice and songs of Jenn Grant.
Carson Downey July 17th 8 pm
Every show Carson Downey gives impresses his audience with a performance that only a veteran bluesman can bring to the stage. The pride of North Preston, Carson is a burly guitarist/vocalist along with brother Murray on drums and bassist Bruce Dixon. Carson’s 1st nationally released and critically acclaimed soul and rock album was "All The Way" it won over a dozen awards across Canada.
Port Cities July 24th 8 pm
A port city is a place where cultures and histories collide, where goods and ideas are imported and absorbed into the local bloodstream. The trio of celebrated Nova Scotian songwriters who now call themselves Port Cities honour that tradition. Their chosen name isn’t just indicative of where they’re from (the harbour hamlet of Cape Breton) but what they do: fuse divergent styles and experiences into a singular roots-rock sound.
This August … it’s no mystery that the fun continues right through till October. See calendar for full details.
The Mystery Play
by Josh MacDonald
This summer, the mystery starts at home... Crime-solving nun Vivian Salter has returned to her family home in Parrsboro, N.S., in order to care for her ailing father. Salter is struggling with her faith, as her father's senility enters an increasingly difficult chapter when in the adjoining suite next door moves a young schoolteacher, along with her newly-wed husband. From Salter's vantage, this couple-next-door seems perfect, and very much in love… until they don't. By creeping attrition, Salter begins to fear for the safety of the woman on the other side of the wall. Despite herself, the flinty nun gets drawn, once more, into mystery. But this time, it's a frightful mystery that threatens to affect them all, as it hits closer... and closer... to home.
Ship’s Company is located in the heart of Parrsboro at 18 Lower Main St.
Parking is available at the Ship’s Company Theatre
Our mailing address is: P.O. Box 275, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0M 1S0
Box Office: 1-902-254-3000
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