Forest Gala with Gypsophilia
A Fundraiser for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick
Four-time ECMA award-winning jazz band Gypsophilia will perform at The Playhouse in a fundraiser for the Conservation Council of New Brunswick. This 7-piece instrumental band mixes hot jazz with klezmer, funk, and world rhythms.
The performance is part of the Conservation Council’s first-ever 5 Days for the Forest. The festival will occur during National Forest Week (Sept. 19-24) and will celebrate our beautiful forest during its fall glory. Find out more about the week’s events that include a guided walk through Odell Park, a local tasting, TREEvia and film screening here: www.conservationcouncil.ca/5daysfortheforest
The Conservation Council thanks the Gosling Foundation, Crowne Plaza, The Capital Complex, The Grad House, Real Food Connections and the NB Federation of Woodlot Owners for the support.
Forest Gala with Gypsophilia | Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
Led by Artistic Director Joe Laughlin, Joe Ink has built a reputation for its versatility, creating provocative, witty and lyrical work. Described as “wickedly sophisticated,” “unusual” and “daring,” Laughlin’s style is uniquely informed by his background in gymnastics and performance, and choreographic experience in dance, theatre and new media. With more than 50 works to his credit, Laughlin’s productions have been performed throughout Canada, and in the United States, Europe, South Africa and South Korea.
Exploring the dynamics of family, the transference of memory, and the singular moments that shape our lives, 4OUR is an emotionally resonant and visually striking performance that reflects the unique chemistry and cross-generational relationships between the dancers. Rich in Laughlin’s signature brand of inventive, intricate choreography, he performs alongside dance greats Gioconda Barbuto, Heather Dotto and Kevin Tookey.
Joe Ink | Saturday, September 24, 2016 – 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
Fredericton Playhouse Guided Tours
Get an insider’s view of the behind-the-scene workings of a professional performing arts centre! During this special tour, you’ll learn what that big white box on top of the Playhouse is; you’ll see where famous artists like Leonard Cohen, Buffy Ste. Marie and Bruce Cockburn hang out; and you’ll learn more about the building’s history and present-day operations.
Offered as part of Doors Open, these 90-minute tours run from 1-4 p.m., and include front of house, backstage, catwalks and an on-stage technical demonstration of lighting and sound. Plus, you’ll be treated to a special performance! Photography allowed. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent/chaperone. Please note that some areas of the tour are not wheelchair accessible, however we are offering a special accessible tour starting at 2 p.m.