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I Know You takes the stage of The Guild on Feb. 25

Benton Hartley
Benton Hartley - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Desert Island Theatre Company returns to Charlottetown, Feb. 25-27, with a new play entitled I Know You by local playwright and actor Benton Hartley, presented by The Guild. 

The play stars Island actors Kassinda Bulger and Patrick Jeffrey as Tabitha and Paul, whose relationship is charted from first meeting to break up. 

Originally presented to audiences as a work in progress as part of Unfinished Business in August 2020, Hartley was struck by the way the story resonated with viewers.

“The play is telling a universal story of love and loss, and I think people really relate to stories like that,” he said. “Everyone’s been there and, hopefully, this helps them make sense of their own experiences.” 

Patrick Jeffrey - Contributed
Patrick Jeffrey - Contributed

 

Hartley worked closely with Guild writer-in-residence Rob MacDonald on developing the script over the last number of months, and the two agree it’s ready for an audience. 

By teasing out the cyclical nature of relationships, I Know You tries to make sense of the patterns many people fall into while dating and the barriers preventing clear communication from occurring. 

Showtime is 8 p.m.

Kassinda Bulger - Contributed
Kassinda Bulger - Contributed

 

Tickets are available by calling The Guild box office at 902-620-3333, or visiting the box office at 111 Queen St. 

All productions are being presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operate under its rules and guidelines. Within these guidelines, theatre seating has been limited to a maximum of 50 people. Chairs will be grouped with a maximum of six chairs per group, and each group is six feet from one another. It is possible that depending on the size of a party, people may be seated with other audience members within those six chairs. 

For questions or concerns about this process, contact the box office at 902-620-3333, or [email protected]

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