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May
5
Sat
HAMLET – National Theatre
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Stage to Screen

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Director: Lyndsey Turner
Studio: Royal National Theatre

 

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to King’s Theatre. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) in the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

 

 

Running Time:  240 min.

 

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever. – Time Out

Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet. – Daily Telegraph

This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation. – Variety

 

 

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May
11
Fri
WALK WITH ME
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
‘Walk With Me’ is meditative film about a community of Zen Buddhist monks and nuns who have dedicated their lives to mastering the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

Directors & Writers: Marc J. Francis, Max Pugh

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thich Nhát Hanh, Brother Pháp De

 

 

“Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” — Laure Bonville, London Film Festival

G | | Documentary |

 

 

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May
12
Sat
Rare & Unusual Plant Society’s Seminar & Reception with FREEMAN PATTERSON
May 12 @ 4:00 pm

9th Annual Atlantic Canada Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, Saturday, May 12th 1PM to 4 PM in Market Square

The Atlantic Canada Rare & Unusual Plant Society Presents:

A Rare Seminar and Reception with Award Winning Photographer

 

 

FREEMAN PATTERSON

“GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand”

  • Seminar 5pm (doors open to public at 4) 

  • Reception with cash bar to follow at 6:30pm

Reception is catered by Paula Buxton of Leo’s Cafe

Tickets through King’s theatre Box Office

  • $30.00 plus HST Early bird (until April 15th )
  • $40.00 plus HST Regular/At-the- Door

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GARDEN OF THE GODS: The Flora and Ecology of Namaqualand

Namaqualand is the semi-arid to arid region in the northwest corner of South Africa, comprising an area roughly the size of New Brunswick. Although Namaqualand has no defined political boundaries, it falls primarily within the province of Northern Cape. What makes it so remarkable botanically and striking visually is that it is the home of approximately 4000 plant species, most of which bloom within the same period of approximately one to two months (late July through early September), following the spring rains that normally begin in late April or May. (By comparison, the great spring floral displays of West Australia are comprised of far fewer species.) Although the spring rains can be very sporadic, most years they are sufficient to bring forth good to incredible floral displays, which may be apparent along the main north-south highway commencing around Vanrhysndorp and continuing north almost to the border with Namibia. However, the greatest discoveries are invariably made by persons who go slowly, wander along unpaved secondary routes and farm roads, then get out of their vehicles and walk in search of plant specimens in the highly varied, often rocky landscape.

Freeman first travelled to Namaqualand in 1980 and returned in 2018 for his 40th extended visit. For 25 years, beginning in 1982 he conducted four annual wild-flower workshops at the Kamieskroon Hotel in the little village of the same name. During this period he amassed what is unquestionably the world’s largest collection of photographs of Namaqualand in bloom, although the University of Stellenbosch has the largest picture collection of individual species. Also, through his educational efforts in conservation and preservation, he helped to initiate land purchases that eventually led to the creation of Namaqualand National Park, which begins across the road from the Kamieskroon Hotel and now extends 70km to the coast and outward from there to include 100km. of the ocean floor.

Beginning in 2007 and continuing to the present, Freeman has led a two-week wilderness camping tour in March (autumn), the first week from a base camp on the Atlantic coast in Namaqualand National Park, the second week in the Richtersveld National Park, the spectacular mountain desert in the far north of Namaqualand along the Orange River, the border with Namibia. Some years this trip also provides the opportunity to see and photograph varieties of March lilies, a few striking species that bloom in autumn, but send forth leaves only after the spring rains.

Namaqualand, the small village of Kamieskroon, and the little Kamieskroon Hotel have become Freeman’s second home. In this program he invites you to visit him there.

 

***All images copyright Freeman Patterson***

 

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Jun
10
Sun
Mozart’s COSI FAN TUTTE – Met Opera
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

 

  • Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 20 mins
  • Sung In Italian, Met Titles In English

 

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.

 

 

 

David Robertson

Conductor David Robertson

Amanda Majeski

Fiordiligi: Amanda Majeski

Serena Malfi

Dorabella: Serena Malfi

Kelli O'Hara

Despina: Kelli O’Hara

Ben Bliss

Ferrando: Ben Bliss

Bass-Baritone: Adam Plachetka

Christopher Maltman

Don Alfonso: Christopher Maltman

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Jun
23
Sat
THE GARDENER
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
THE GARDENER                
Special presentation in partnership with the King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens
Sébastien Chabot | Canada | 2016 | 87 min 
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.


Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English-style garden and summer estate.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. This poetic doc shows the harmonious relationship between people and nature and offers a compelling call for preservation.
 
Directed and produced by Sébastien Chabot    

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Jul
15
Sun
Puccini’s MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Met Opera
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm

Anthony Minghella’s stunning production of Puccini’s heartbreaking opera, an instant Met classic since its 2006 premiere, returns with Hui He and Ermonela Jaho in the tragic title role of the trusting geisha. Roberto Aronica and Luis Chapa alternate as her callous American lover, Pinkerton, and Jader Bignamini and Marco Armiliato conduct.

 

  • Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 14 mins
  • Sung In Italian, Met Titles In English

 

World premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1904. Met premiere: February 11, 1907. The title character of Madama Butterfly—a young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage—is one of the defining roles in opera. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism for people far removed from the opera house, and film, Broadway, and popular culture in general have riffed endlessly on it. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.

 

 

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Jul
28
Sat
SUSAN CROWE & Co. Kitchen Party
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm

Last year’s Kitchen Party, hosted by SUSAN CROWE — one of Canada’s great singer-songwriters — and featuring a fabulous cast of local musical talent, was a barn-burning success. So we’re doing it again!

A fundaiser for King’s Theatre, the night will feature a joyous, roving celebration of music that starts on the street, moves to the back deck, and then onto the stage.

Susan brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart back to the King’s Theatre stage where she will offer up a mix of her own classic songs in between showcase performances by local musicians.

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Aug
19
Sun
ANDRE RIEU – 2018 Maastricht Concert
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm

André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert: Amore, My Tribute to Love

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in several countries.

Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in André’s Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests. André delivers an unforgettable musical experience full of humor, fun and emotion for all ages.

This presentation of André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas features host Charlotte Hawkins, who conducts an interview with André Rieu the moment he steps off stage, exclusively for cinema audiences. This summer it will be all about the world of love! Amore, my tribute to love is André’s tribute to love, the love for music and for both of his families : the small one, his wife and children – and the big one, the Johann Strauss Orchestra. Take a front row seat and experience this spectacular musical event on the big screen. Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema.

  • Run Time: 2h 25m

 

 

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Sep
7
Fri
DAVID MYLES – Golf Tee-up Concert
Sep 7 @ 7:30 pm

We are excited to welcome the wonderful DAVID MYLES back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 10th Annual Tournament of King’s!

Nattily dressed in a suit and tie, wearing his trademark specs, he looks like Buddy Holly transposed to an after-hours supper club. But Myles’s music conveys a populist appeal that leaves no one lacking. – No Depression

Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ tenth album, Real Love. You can hear them in the old-school Johnny Cash shuffle and lightning-in-a-bottle twang of “Night And Day.” They pull you by the hand and dance slowly to the swingy drums and ‘50s-era, Roy Orbison croon of “Easy.” With the rousing orchestral thrill of “Night After Night,” they sprawl out into simmering soul as Myles seethes at a lover who’s been running around with another. Over Real Love’s 13 tracks, written as razor-sharp as Myles’ signature suits, those roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting.

 

 

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Sep
8
Sat
GOLF FOR KING’S – 10th Annual Tournament
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am

YES!!! It’s ON!

10th Annual Tournament of King’s 2018

Friday September 7th: Tee off concert at King’s Theatre with DAVID MYLES

Saturday September 8th: Tournament of King’s at Annapolis Royal Golf Course.

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One of the most popular tournaments in the Annapolis Valley, Tournament of King’s fills up quickly.  Over the past eight years the tournament has grown to be one of the most successful golf events in the region.  It’s now the major annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre.  With over $8,000 worth of prizes awarded every year, everyone is a winner!

 

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get together with your clients, co-workers and friends and join us on Saturday September 8, 2018 at the Annapolis Royal Golf and Country Club for a memorable 18 holes of golf in support of King’s Theatre.

Why not raise your community profile and become a sponsor? Tournament of King’s is always a sell-out. Last year we raised $19,000 (net) and thousands of dollars in prizes were awarded! Our tournament sponsors return year after year to be part of this signature event. We have a variety of categories available.

About King’s Theatre

King’s Theatre is a 220-seat performing arts venue – one of the oldest cultural institutions in the province of Nova Scotia, and the centre for performing arts in the Annapolis Valley. The Theatre serves a catchment area of around 10,000 residents and is home to the Annapolis District Drama Group, the King’s Film Society, and the King’s Art Gallery. King’s presents a year round program of live performing arts and film screenings. The live arts performance schedule is an eclectic mix that includes music, theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word. The Theatre presents national and internationally acclaimed artists as well as regional and local performing artists. Films include international cinema presented by the King’s Film Society and first-run movies for family and youth audiences.

King’s Theatre is committed to:

• maintaining ticket prices which keep the arts accessible to area residents of all ages;
• operating a high calibre performance and arts venue available to local, national, and international artists and companies;
• offering a reasonably-priced space option for rural community groups, as well as local business, education and arts and culture organizations;
• enriching the lives of our community children and youth through outreach programs.

King’s Theatre 209 • St George Street • Box 161 • Annapolis Royal • Nova Scotia • B0S 1A0
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Many thanks to all who make the Tournament of King’s such a success!