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Kitbag Theatre: The Songs of Johnny & June

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The Songs of Johnny & June celebrate the lives and songs of country music’s most iconic couple, Johnny Cash and June Carter, from their first meeting to their final days. Created by Jacob Hemphill with music direction by Melissa MacKenzie, this biographical concert features the powerhouse PEI duo accompanied by a rockstar band. Our very own "Tennessee Three" features Island superstars Logan Richard (lead guitar), Josh Langille (drums), and Sam Langille (bass). These three are known for their sizzling solos, kick-ass grooves, and phenomenal showmanship.
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This performance contains mature language and content

 

Show-goers can expect the renowned country songs they know and love, intertwined with stories they may have never heard. The Songs of Johnny & June will take the audience on a journey of the complicated relationship between these two legends of country music. 

 

ABOUT KITBAG  

Kitbag Theatre began in November of 2020 with the desire to create, present, and produce theatre by and for Islanders at an accessible price. In its first year of operation, Kitbag produced six entirely sold-out productions on PEI, as well as a highly lauded Maritime tour of their inaugural production, Tuesdays & Sundays. Kitbag firmly believes that Islanders deserve a theatre scene that challenges, engages, and is accessible to all — all year round. From dinner theatre to cabaret, from contemporary play to theatre for young audiences, Kitbag keeps proving itself to be a vital new voice in the artistic community of PEI. 

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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.

 

 

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Jacob Hemphill
Melissa MacKenzie
REBECCA PARENT
Charlottetown native Rebecca Parent (she/her) is a theatre artist with over 15 years of professional experience. She is the French-language coordinator for Ontario art organization Sheatre, and sits on the executive committee of the Fédération culturelle de l'ÎPÉ. Selected acting credits: What a Young Wife Ought to Know, Unconscious At the Sistine Chapel (2b theatre), six seasons at the Watermark Theatre, Anne & Gilbert (Guild PEI), Top Girls (Lunasea), High School Musical (Neptune). Directing credits: A Christmas Carol (Watermark Theatre), The Songs of Johnny & June, Final Wave (Kitbag), The Hobbit (Montgomery Theatre), What to Wear to the Birth of a Nation (PEICA 2014 Commission).   
Jacob Hemphill
Melissa MacKenzie
Logan Richard
Logan Richard (he/him) is a multi-award winning songwriter and performer based in Charlottetown, PE. After picking up the guitar at the age of ten, Richard has been in numerous musical projects, and has shared stages with the likes of Marianas Trench, Paper Lions, and Gordie Sampson. In 2017, Logan began to focus more on his writing, and began to release music under his own name. Since then, Logan has seen many successes, and has often been referred to as one of the Maritimes’ young rising stars. Though his focus has drifted more towards songwriting and performing, Logan is still known across the Maritimes for his unique, and tasteful guitar playing. 2022 is set to be a banner year for Richard, and if you would like to tag along for the ride, he and his music can be found on any and all streaming services, all social media platforms, or on his website loganrichardmusic.com.  
Sam Langille
Josh Langille