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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

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NovaScotiaEmma wrote a review Sep 2019
Nova Scotia25 contributions16 helpful votes
Two PLanks and a Passion Theatre operates out of Ross Creek from the beginning of July to mid-August. They do two plays each day - one outdoors with natural light , and one later around a campfire. Plays change every year and are often original. Highly recommended even from Halifax (about 1.25 hr away) You can book a picnic or eat at one of the great restaurants in Wolfville or nearby. Suitability varies by year depending onthe play - some might be boring for say young teens, none are really going to be interesting for yoiung children, but I took a 12 year old to Suffragette (which was a usical ) and she loved it!! We also took both grand children to Animal Farm around the fire. . . but every year is different. Not your average theatre!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Tom R wrote a review Aug 2019
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After many years of making the trip to see one of the two offered plays, we decided to see both plays in one night. A truly wonderful experience. The staff and especially the actors do such an incredible job (year after year) that we feel that this is one of the must things to do while in Nova Scotia.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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pleased970 wrote a review Oct 2018
Canning, Canada26 contributions9 helpful votes
We attend every year at least once. Watching the stars, a bonfire, and actors at your feet performing high quality plays is an annual treat. Last year I had a broken foot and I was driven to the site where the performance took place on a golf cart, had a special chair with a resting chair for my foot and a pillow. All of this was free and given with a smile. Amazing owners and care for the environment too. Visit the art gallery while there, they support so many local artists.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Anthony532 wrote a review Jul 2018
Wolfville, Canada25 contributions22 helpful votes
The current production offered at Ross Creek by Two Planks and a Passion theatre company is of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya," a moving and thrilling drama from the late 19th century. It gains new freshness by being done in the open air, among the beautiful woodlands of the Annapolis Valley. The company renames it "North Mountain Vanya" to make a point about the special location: but make no mistake, this is Chekhov's play: we are imaginatively transported to the Russian countryside in the late 19th century. The acting is of a high, professional standard. Genevieve Steele as Helena, Andrea Lee Norwood as Sonia, Jeff Schwager as Dr Astrov, Matthew Lumley as Ivan, and Ryan Rogerson as the cantankerous Professor are all standouts. This is a play where the tension, and the roots of the family conflict, emerge gradually, but it builds to a great emotional climax. There's more sadness and reflection on life than there are laughs -- it's not a rip-roaring comedy -- but for grown-ups (and serious-minded older teens) it's a great evening's entertainment.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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NovaScotiaEmma wrote a review Aug 2017
Nova Scotia25 contributions16 helpful votes
This is an outdoor theatre that operates only in the summer. Professional theatre company - always to write home about. I have attended 8 of the last 11 years. If you are in the Annapolis Valley, Wolfville or Canning areas you should take in a play. 2017 is a play about Suffragettes n N.S. in 1918 but every year it is to write home about. This year it was great for the whole family. Called "Nothing Less!" I went twice and took my 11 year old grand daughter - but some years it is more "mature" content that kids would not enjoy. They also have a later performance (9pm) that happens around the fire. In 2017 it is A midsummer's NIght Dream but it is not always Shakespeare, but often a classic. You can also book a picnic box lunch for between the plays and they serve local wine and lemonade. Or just take in one or the other. Play is outdoors so depending on weather and time you might need a hat, a sweater, sun screen or inset repellent.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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