This Week at the Fredericton Playhouse

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Spotlight Series

6 Guitars

Written by Chase Padgett & Jay Hopkins

Performed by Chase Padgett

26.6Guitars-681x10246 Guitars is a pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters that started out touring the fringe festival circuit in 2010. Since then the show has travelled internationally, broken attendance records and received high praise from critics. Musician and actor Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes six different guitar players, each with their own distinct voice, views and musical style, including blues, jazz, rock, classical, folk and country. Over the course of the show, each character shares their journey with music, from discovery to mastery, through a series of songs and stories that will leave you laughing, crying and falling in love with music all over again.

EXPERIENCE MORE: A Conversation with Chase Padgett

Wednesday, April 27, post-performance | Fredericton Playhouse | No charge/Non-ticketed |

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 7:30pm | Pay What You Wish


Architects’ Association of NB Lecture Series presents

Zita Cobb Lecture & Film Screening of “Strange & Familiar”

FogoIslandPoster-663x1024Audacious social entrepreneur Zita Cobb is the founder and CEO of the Shorefast Foundation, and she wants you to think about community. Zita is the driving force behind the astounding rebirth of the small Newfoundland community of Fogo Island, which has become one of the world’s most remarkable cultural destinations. Zita has dedicated her time and money to the creation of not only a spectacular inn and artists’ studios, but also a hugely fruitful social experiment.

Central to the project’s success, Gander-born architect Todd Saunders’ sculpture-like artist studios perched on the rocky shores of Fogo Island created a buzz among worldwide architecture fans when the images were first released. Since then the enchanting studios and the new Fogo Island Inn have been documented in more than 80 international magazines as one of the most celebrated architectural initiatives of the 21st century.

Zita engaged the entire community of Fogo, encouraging them to contribute centuries worth of local knowledge to the project – from local women hooking the rugs and sewing the quilts for the buildings, to the local men turning the furniture and painting the woodwork. Zita will be speaking of her love for this tiny, thriving island at the edge of Canada and share the story behind her community engagement and cultural vision, followed by an audience Q & A.

“Strange & Familiar: Architecture of Fogo Island” 
Directed by Katherine Knight and Marcia Connolly
2014, 55 min

Stunningly shot, this award-winning documentary film explores the journey that Zita Cobb and architect Todd Saunders took to realize a dream. This film documents their bold architecture project on this remote island, embracing the excitement of living on the edge in relation to contemporary architecture and design. Gorgeously photographed over all four seasons, the film is a flowing visual narrative that unfolds over time as the Fogo Island Inn is being constructed.

Friday, April 29, 2016 – 7:00pm | No Charge


Shantero Productions presents

Murray McLauchlan

MurrayMcLauchlan-895x1024Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards. Murray is also a painter, an author, an actor, a radio host; he’s been bestowed an Honourary Doctor of Laws and appointed to The Order of Canada. That’s quite a ride. Yet some may wonder where he’s been of late. Murray did tour in support of his 2012 critically acclaimed release Human Writes, but then decided to take a break. Other interests prevailed and he restricted his touring to shows with Lunch At Allen’s, the supergroup he co-founded, whose members also include Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church.

But now Murray is on the road in his own right once more. Here’s what he has to say: “As a songwriter I know that it’s not enough to sit in your kitchen and write. Your songs need to be heard. Music is a communicative art and if it isn’t brought in front of people there is no way to tell if that end has been met. I like to think of a concert tour as a kind of roving gallery to test your art and your ideas. I try to do my very best to make it worthwhile for folks to be there and to perhaps look at things in a new way when they leave.”

And this, in a nutshell, is the Murray McLauchlan concert experience.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 – 7:30pm | Buy Tickets


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