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Sharing Island stories at next Confederation Centre luncheon

Marlane O'Brien will be one of the speakers at Circle Around the Centre luncheon on March 14 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.
Marlane O'Brien will be one of the speakers at Circle Around the Centre luncheon on March 14 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. - Submitted

"Stories from the Red Dirt Road" will be the speakers at the third Circle Around the Centre luncheon at 12 p.m. on March 14.

CHARLOTTETOWN – The creators of “Stories from the Red Dirt Road” will be the speakers at the third Circle Around the Centre luncheon at 12 p.m. on March 14.

Marlane O’Brien and Margie Carmichael will be in Studio 1 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown to talk about their experiences in creating the theatrical production.

“Stories from the Red Dirt Road” was adapted by O’Brien from the book “And My Name Is…Stories from The Quilt,” written by Carmichael.

The funny, inspiring, heartfelt piece of four Island stories woven together through song and the red dirt road that joins lives together, will make its world premiere at the 2018 Charlottetown Festival.

Margie Carmichael
Margie Carmichael

 

Tickets for the luncheon are $25, to be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at (902) 566-1267 (toll-free at 1-800-565-0278) or online through the box office.

A portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Circle Around the Centre Fund of the Confederation Centre of the Arts Foundation. This fund was created to commemorate and celebrate notable individuals and special occasions that have a significant importance or connection to the Confederation Centre and its history.

Upcoming speakers

Upcoming speakers for the Circle Around the Centre luncheon series at Confederation Centre of the Arts include:

April 11 – Dean Constable will speak about the generational impact of the Confederation Centre on Islanders. He will share stories and anecdotes from his own life and career at the centre: from his days as a toddler wandering backstage, to a dance umbrella student, to becoming the general manager of theatre.

May 16 – Karen Jans will speak about the Province House conservation process

June 13 – A tribute to artist Brian Burke.

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