Two fully-produced plays part of lineup
Costanza (Alison Hart) serves tea to Mr. Antony Wilding (Luke Haugen-Strand) and his guest Rose Arnott (Sara Thomas) during a scene from The Performers’ Company’s production of Enchanted April.
SACKVILLE, N.B. – The eighth edition of the popular Festival by the Marsh is set to kick off next week in Sackville and will run from July 14 to Aug. 10, with this year’s theme focused on Summer Magic.
Included in the line-up are two fully-produced plays, the Marsh Music Fest, featuring three concerts, and KidsFest, a full day of family fun on Aug. 10.
The Festival’s first event is the Sunday, July 14 final performance of Enchanted April, presented by Sackville's community theatre group The Performers Company. For more details on other performances of Enchanted April from July 10-14, visit www.performerscompany.com.
The second theatre production from Aug. 8-10 will be the musical Annie, presented by Will O' the Wisp Productions. Visit www.willothewisp.ca for details and additional dates.
On July 19, the FBTM and the Tantramar Blues Society will kick off the Marsh Music Fest with a performance by The Mellotones at George's Roadhouse. The Marsh Music Fest will continue with A MacKinnon House Concert, featuring Tom Terrell and Alan Jeffries, on Friday, July 26, and conclude with a performance of popular Sackville band Tantrum Art, presented by Pickles European Deli on July 31.
The Festival's final day, Aug. 10, will also see a return of the popular KidsFest, featuring several plays, a concert, a free barbecue, activities for children and families, and a return of last year's very popular Ray's Reptiles.
"It's a very exciting line-up this year," said FBTM artistic director Ron Kelly Spurles. "We're very pleased to once again be partnering with so many excellent local arts and culture organizations, and sincerely appreciate the support we receive from various sponsors and especially the public"
For more information on Festival activities, please visit www.festivalbythemarsh.ca or phone (506) 536-0561.
The Festival by the Marsh is supported by the town of Sackville, the province of New Brunswick SEED and Festivals Programmes, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Summer Jobs, the Craig Foundation, the Mount Allison Faculty Association, Triangle Design, and Tantramar Pharmacy.