Celebrating 35 years of professional theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia! Ship’s Company Theatre is a prime centre for the production and development of Canadian and Atlantic Theatre.

ODD DUCKS

By Bryden MacDonald

Welcome to the small town of Tartan Cross, Nova Scotia, where past histories are so intertwined that the lives of four fortysomethings have become so complicated that something needs to change.  In this 2015 Governor General’s Award-nominated play, Atlantic playwright Bryden MacDonald positions his four characters at the brink – and the comedy takes off from there.

“The writing sizzles and sings…” – Chronicle Herald (2012)

“The dialogue is snappy, the laughs are frequent.” – The Coast (2012)

August 7th – September 1st
Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
(Pay What you Want Previews: August 7 and August 8)

NEW WATERFORD BOY: A CEILIDH

by Richie Wilcox
A Heist Production

Back by popular demand, Richie Wilcox’s kitchen party tribute to the Cape Breton man he never was and never will be.

This is a tribute to Cape Bretoners who have the songs of miners and fisherman embedded into their hearts and souls whether they have set foot in a mine, or cast a net, or not.

July 31st at 8pm
August 1st at 8pm

Atlantic Premiere

BED AND BREAKFAST

By Mark Crawford
Directed by Pamela Halstead

When Brett inherits the family home, he and Drew move out of quick-paced Toronto to set up a B&B in a quiet little tourist town. But will these big city boys face friction in their new community? With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two men, BED AND BREAKFAST is a heartfelt comedy about “being out” in rural Canada, skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.

“A doozy worthy of Faulty Towers” – Toronto Star

“…a madcap comedy whose hilarity comes at you like a crescendo.” – Ottawa Tonight

July 3rd – July 28th
Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
(Pay What you Want Previews: July 3rd and July 4th)

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

JULY 8th at 8pm
SUPERFLUID

JULY 15th at 8pm
THOM SWIFT

JULY 22nd at 8pm
NORMA MACDONALD

AUGUST 12th at 8pm
PRETTY ARCHIE

AUGUST 19th at 8pm
OPEN BORDERS

AUGUST 26th at 8pm
FIDDLES AND FEET

A TRIBUTE TO BUCK OWENS & THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND

by Ryan Cook

Ryan Cook returns to Ships Company Theatre with a tribute to Country singer Buck Owens.

Ryan Cook presents a tribute to late Country singer Buck Owens and his band The Buckaroos! Owens created the “Bakersfield Sound”, a distinct flavour of country music that opposed the “Nashville sound” charting 21 #1 hits on Billboard charts between 1963-1988. In this show you’ll hear the familiar songs of Buck’s catalog like “A Tiger by the Tail”, “Waitin in your Welfare Line”, “Together Again”, and collaborations/cover songs Buck worked into his shows of artists like Simon & Garfunkel, Ringo Starr, The Band, and Dwight Yoakam. A special one-time only Ships Company production, not to be missed!

Band members: Ryan Cook (Vocals, rhythm guitar), Phil Sedore (Electric lead Guitar), Dave Campbell (Pedal-Steel Guitar), Jill Chambers (Bass guitar), Barry Seymour (Drums)

Show Times:

  • September 20, 8 PM
  • September 21, 2 PM **New! Additional matinee showtime added!**
  • September 21, 8 PM
  • September 22, 2 PM

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Ship’s Beer Tent is back!

The Ship’s popular beer tent is back and we’re ready to party with you! Join us on the The Ship’s deck for the best craft beers in Nova Scotia!  There will be a full run of live music, great food on site, door prizes and more!

August 3, 2019
Advance Tickets: $20 | Tickets at the Door: $25
(Ticket price includes your first drink)

Free Pre-Show Chats

Grab a drink and join us on The Ship’s deck for a free and informative session with our amazing team.

Learn something about the play you are about to enjoy in a relaxed, informal environment.

Selected evenings and times.

WEST JET RAFFLE

WIN A TRIP FOR TWO ANYWHERE IN THE WEST JET WORLD!

Enter today for your chance to win one roundtrip flight for two guests!

WestJet Raffle Tickets are valid until September 31, 2019.

TICKETS ARE $5.00 EACH OR 5 TICKETS FOR $20.00
DRAW DATE: October 1st, 2019

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
Ship’s Company Theatre Box Office and Bar or by calling 902-254-2003

Some restrictions may apply. Employees and direct family members of the Ship’s Company Theatre Society are not eligible. Ticket purchasers must be 19 years of age or older, and located in Nova Scotia at the time of purchase. Winners consent to the release of their names by licensee.

SEPTEMBER PRESENTATIONS

FINDING WOLASTOQ VOICE

By Natalie Sappier
Theatre New Brunswick
September 12 – 14

Tickets Coming Soon!

ART ATTACKK!

By Halifax Theatre
for Young People
September 26 – 27

Tickets Coming Soon!

HELP SAIL THE SHIP

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