Mature language, immature jokes, regretful behaviour and great, great music.
Light haze is used in this production
Mon, Tue, Sat 8 pm
When Dutch Mason’s regular harmonica player is sidelined with illness, David Bedford, a Political Science professor and amateur harp player, is recruited to join Dutch and his band on a historic road trip that will shock Bedford out of his self-prescribed life of buttoned-down conformity. From the cramped quarters of Dutch’s rooming house in Truro, Nova Scotia, to the spacious back seat of his ’95 Cadillac Eldorado, where he holds court, Dave soon learns that it is in the smoky spotlight that Dutch Mason’s true genius is revealed. The authenticity of his music is a product of Dutch’s own life experience.
A road trip like no other! Plays at the intimate cabaret-style theatre, The Mack.
Based on the non-fiction book “On the Road with Dutch Mason” by David Bedford and Harvey Sawler
Written and adapted by | Wade Lynch
Directed by | Mary Francis Moore
Music Director | Lisa MacDougall
Set Designer | Ken MacDonald
Costume Designer | Bonnie Deakin
Lighting Designer | Kim Purtell
Sound Designer | Barry Vessey
Dramaturge | David Ferry
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival:
Between Breaths: Thursday, June 17 at 8 p.m.
Dear Rita: Wednesday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
Old Stock: Thursday, August 26 at 8 p.m.
Raised in: Charlottetown, PEI For the Centre: Come-All-Ye, The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom, Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™, Stan Rogers–A Matter Of Heart, Island Road Show. Theatre: Marathon Of Hope (Drayton Entertainment); If It’s Alright With You (PEI Brewing Company); American Pie, A Moveable Maritime
Musical Feast (Soulpepper). Other: Thrilled to return to the festival! Special thanks to Joelle, my family, Adam, Mary Francis, Wade & Talent House. Graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Program. Johnconnolly.ca
Raised in: Corner Brook, NL For the Centre:Million Dollar Quartet, Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ Theatre:Hamlet (Tarragon Theatre); Kiss (Canadian Stage/ARC/Theatre Smash); Million Dollar Quartet (Royal MTC & Citadel Theatre); The Crackwalker (Factory Theatre); Dear Johnny Deere (Thousand Islands Playhouse);
Wilberforce Hotel/Vimy (Blyth Centre for the Arts). Other: Film/TV: Frontier (Netflix/Discovery); Alias Grace (Netflix/CBC); Crazy House, Covert Affairs (Universal); Murdoch Mysteries (Shaftesbury). Dora Nominee for performance in The Crackwalker.
Raised in: Grimsby, ON For the Centre: Debut Theatre: Uncovered (The Musical Stage Company); Onegin (The Musical Stage Company/The National Arts Center/
The Vancouver Arts Club); Spoon River (The Signature Theatre); The Dybbuk,
Marat/Sade, Blood Wedding, The Crucible, Alligator Pie, Idiot’s Delight (Soulpepper); Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel/Canadian Stage); Romeo and Juliet, The Merry
Wives of Windsor (Bard on the Beach); Grease, Evita (Theatre Aquarius); Macbeth, Semi-Monde (Theatre Erindale).Film/TV: Triple Sensation Season 2 (top 6 competitor).
RAISED IN: Palgrave, ON FOR THE CENTRE: JC Superstar, On the Road with Dutch Mason, Ring Of Fire, Dear Jonny Deere, Evangeline, Mamma Mia!, Anne™, Glenda’s Kitchen THEATRE: Once, Buddy! (Neptune); Billy Bishop, Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show (Aquarius); Caroline, or Change (Musical Stage Company); Beyond Eden (Vancouver Playhouse/Theatre Calgary); The Bricklin (TNB); Grumpy Old Man (MTC); Assassins (CanStage); 4 seasons at the Shaw Festival. — Cam lives out past where the sidewalk ends with the love of his life, Karen.
Raised in: Sarnia, ON For the Centre: Million Dollar Quartet Theatre: Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Grand Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet (Segal Centre/Western Canada Theatre). Other: (Short Film) Monobrow; (score/sound design) Flushing Lacan; TOAST; Bloody Autumn.