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Jun 2015

THE ST. ANN’S BAY PLAYERS CELEBRATE 35 YEARS WITH SUMMER THEATRE AT THE GAELIC COLLEGE

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For thirty-five years, the St. Ann’s Bay Players have been producing plays for a wide audience throughout Cape Breton. Featuring Cape Breton, Scottish, and Irish tales, the mission has always remained − reflect Cape Breton’s rural Gaelic humour, history, and storytelling tradition with a talented group of character actors who know it well. Their theatre has been described as often challenging, thought provoking, and always entertaining with a great sense of very dry, sometimes dark, witty humour.


Out of the 45+ plays produced over the years, 20 have been original works by maritime or Cape Breton playwrights, including Bev Brett, the company’s artistic director. In 2014, Brett adapted Alistair MacLeod’s short story “Vision” as well as writing two short comedies for the Gaelic College’s KitchenFest! music festival and summer theatre series in an acclaimed and visually stunning production.


This year, the Players are back, and staging Cape Breton author and recent Giller prizewinner, Lynn Coady’s short story, “Jesus Christ Murdeena.” Set in Port Hawkesbury during the 1980’s, the satire looks at what happens to a small town when an ordinary but peculiar young woman takes up walking. Featuring a mother and daughter duo as played by Peggy Jenkins and Jitka Zgola, they are joined by Sue Brown, Nancy Smith, and Yvonne Leblanc in a classic, storybook style.


This will be complimented by some hilarious episodes from “Still Game,” a hit Scottish television show that has origins as a stage production. Featuring two pensioners, Jack and Victor and various other eccentric characters, we follow their well-worn path between the local hotspots – home, store, pub, and funeral home. Like a Scottish Coronation Street, the show is as funny as it is poignant, brilliantly portrayed by Murdock MacDonald and George Dauphney.


The Players are also hosting Casting Mill Theatre from Sydney, who will join the Players for the Summer Theatre season at the Gaelic College with four performances of “No Great Mischief,” a production based on celebrated author Alistair MacLeod’s famed novel. Director Todd Hiscock, a member of the Players, will showcase a talented cast from Sydney.


No Great Mischief tells the story of the long history of the Clan MacDonald beginning in 1779 as Calum Ruadh leaves Scotland to begin a new life on Cape Breton Island. Haunted by the stories of their ancestry, two brothers seek to reconcile their past with their present. Filled with Gaelic song and humour, the cast of 8 actors and musicians playing multiple characters deliver a lovely, heartbreaking, funny, and shocking story. No Great Mischief has played to rave reviews in theatres across the country. This play is not to be missed.


Dates for St. Ann’s Bay Players: June 29,30, July 2 and August 6, 7, 13,14, 20, 21. No Great Mischief: July 10,12, 17, 19. All shows are set for 7:30pm. Tickets are $20, and available at the Gaelic College Craft Shop by calling 295- 3441.

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Jan 2014

Summer Pricing

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YOUTH SESSION PRICING

Live-In Student:

•   $500 + tax
Includes accommodation, all meals, and all tuition costs for the week. Students will be in shared dorm rooms, and grouped according to preference and/or gender and age.

Day Student:

•   $300 + tax
Includes all tuition costs, and lunchtime meals for the week.
 
Please note that a $40 non-refundable deposit is due upon registering.
FAMILY SESSION PRICING

Youth pricing the same as in Youth Sessions. Adult pricing the same as in Adult Sessions. Please note that a $40 non-refundable deposit (per person) is due upon registering.

WORKSHOP DAY PRICING
Each workshop is $20/person
ADULT SESSION PRICING

Live-In Student [Dorm Option]:

•   $741 + tax
This option is for a shared room in MacKenzie Hall. (4 bunk beds + 1 queen-sized bed to a room) Includes accommodation, all meals, and all tuition costs for the week.

Live-In Student [Double Option]:

•   $801 + tax
This option is for a shared room in Highland or MacLeod House. (2 single beds to a room) Includes accommodation, all meals, and all tuition costs for the week.

Live-In Student [Single Option]:

•   $876 + tax
This option is for a single room in one of the residences. Includes accommodation, all meals, and all tuition costs for the week.

Day Student:

•   $456 + tax
Includes all tuition costs, and lunchtime meals for the week.
•   $15 + tax
The option of a drop-in fee of $15 is available on a per class basis, if coming in at beginning of week. Speak to School Director for more info. (school@gaeliccollege.edu)
 
Please note that a $40 non-refundable deposit (per person) is due upon registering.
youth immersion pricing

Live-In Student:

•   $200 + tax
Includes accommodation, all meals, and all tuition costs for the week.

Please note that a $40 non-refundable deposit is due upon registering.
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06

Apr 2013

Summer School

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Each summer, Colaisde na Gàidhlig welcomes students from around the world for the Summer School multidisciplinary and immersion programming. With a wide range of disciplines offered for youth, adults, and families, students of all ages and levels can spend a week, or two, studying the music, dance, language, and crafts of Nova Scotia Gaels. Stay on campus with us, or come as a day student... specialize in your chosen subject, or try your hand at a whole variety! With 5 classes a day, you'd be surprised with how much you can learn in just a week.

Students choosing to live-in on campus for the weekend will arrive Sunday evening between 6pm - 8pm for registration and room assignment. (If you have a preference for roommates, please specify in registration process) There will be no supper provided although a wee night lunch is served in the evening. Students will settle in and meet some of the house parents (during youth weeks), staff, and new faces that night, then be off to bed at either 9pm (for those between 5 and 9) or 10pm (for those 10 to 18). Lights out on campus at 10:30pm. For adults attending, no such rulings apply.

Saturday morning begins with breakfast between 7:30am - 8:30am, with day students able to register between 8am - 8:30am. All will gather in MacKenzie Hall for a welcome, overview, and introduction to instructors at 8:45am, then we're off and running to classes which start at 9:10am. Each class is 50 minutes, and there are 5 a day. We break at 12pm for the lunch hour, and wrap up class at 3pm.

The evenings are filled with fun activities like jam sessions, games, ceilidhs, outdoor activities, and more. During our youth and family weeks, we all gather for a closing recital on Friday afternoons around 1pm. This is open to parents and family members to attend.

Please feel free to call us with any other questions or concerns you may have. 902-295-3411, or email school@gaeliccollege.edu Can't wait to see you here!
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Apr 2017

Lunchtime Ceilidh

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While visiting Cape Breton, be sure to hop in on a traditional concert or ceilidh at the College. During the summer, make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and much more when you join us for lunch!

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Apr 2017

Lunchtime Ceilidh

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While visiting Cape Breton, be sure to hop in on a traditional concert or ceilidh at the College. During the summer, make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and much more when you join us for lunch!

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Apr 2017

Lunchtime Ceilidh

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While visiting Cape Breton, be sure to hop in on a traditional concert or ceilidh at the College. During the summer, make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and much more when you join us for lunch!

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Apr 2017

Lunchtime Ceilidh

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While visiting Cape Breton, be sure to hop in on a traditional concert or ceilidh at the College. During the summer, make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and much more when you join us for lunch!

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Apr 2017

Lunchtime Ceilidh

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While visiting Cape Breton, be sure to hop in on a traditional concert or ceilidh at the College. During the summer, make plans for one of our Blas Math lunchtime ceilidhs, and get a taste of our lively music and dance, and a hearty home-cooked meal. Tap your toes to the sounds of fiddle, piano, bagpipes, Gaelic song, and much more when you join us for lunch!

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