Dinner theatre opened for season in Cupids

Theatre New World Theatre Project has stage, shows up and running

Staff ~ The Telegram editor@thetelegram.com
Published on June 29, 2010

The New World Theatre Project has three shows up and running in Cupids, following the opening of Kerri MacDonald's "Feast of the Sword" this weekend.

"Feast of the Sword" is a dinner theatre playing at Cupids Community Hall. The show is scheduled to run Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. until Aug. 21.

The New World Theatre Project has three shows up and running in Cupids, following the opening of Kerri MacDonald's "Feast of the Sword" this weekend.

"Feast of the Sword" is a dinner theatre playing at Cupids Community Hall. The show is scheduled to run Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. until Aug. 21.

The show is an original written by MacDonald, who has acted as a script consultant on "Republic of Doyle."

Rooted in the alternate history stream of fantasy writing, "Feast of the Sword" is the story of a 1610 meeting of three ships in the Atlantic, 30 days into their trip to the New World.

"What begins as a simple exhibition of swordplay quickly devolves into a dangerous battle for life and death," state show creators.

The show includes multiple sword fights, but was created for all ages.

The dinner accompanying the evening performances includes a winter salad with raisin and caper vinaigrette, a starter of "Renaissance Rice Balls," a choice of main course of chicken plum pie or cod with caramelized onions and currants alongside sweet potatoes. There will also be dates, rustic bread and a dessert of bunbury cake with English custard.

Tickets are $47.50 for adults or $36.25 for children younger than 12 and may be purchased through the Cupids 400 box office (709-528-1610).

Meanwhile, a $10 New World Theatre ticket, "The Tiring House" by Chris Driedzic, opened on June 19 on the English playhouse interpretation known as the Indeavour Stage. It runs until Aug. 22.

Also running on the Indeavour Stage is "Caesar," a three-actor adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." Note some recent performances of "Caesar" have not gone ahead due to "unforeseen circumstances." Yet the show has not been cancelled. It is scheduled to run until July 4 and all those interested in attending are encouraged to check with the Cupids 400 box office on availability.

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A DAY OF THEATRE IN CUPIDS

Do you want to come out to the Indeavour Stage to catch a New World Theatre Production?
Why not make a day out of it?
Here's a possible itinerary for a day in Cupids. Sunday, June 27, is forecasted to be bright, warm and sunny.
11 a.m. - Leave St. John's (or wherever you may be).
Noon - Arrive in Cupids and have some lunch at Cupids Haven. They have a great menu (the fishcakes are a Rabbittown staff favorite).
1 p.m. - Catch Chris Driedzic's "The Tiring House."
2 p.m. - Take a walk around the town, perhaps walk down to the abandoned communities of "Greenland" or "Deep Gulch." The view is spectacular.
3 p.m. - Meet back at the Indeavour Stage for "Caesar." General admission is $25. Groundling tickets are $10.
4:20 p.m. - Head back home to enjoy the rest of your evening. You'll sleep well after spending so much time in the fresh air. Isn't it great to be able to see live theatre outdoors?
(Source: The Rabbittown Theatre Company and the New World Theatre Project newsletter)



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