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ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Shake­speare By The Sea spins the clas­sic yarn of youth on the cusp of dis­cov­ery butting heads with an older gen­er­a­tion that’s set in its ways. SBTS ro­tates through a se­ries of plays sea­son­ally, so check their web­site (shake­speare­bythe­sea.ca) for ex­act dates and show­times. Point Pleas­ant Park, 5718 Point Pleas­ant Drive, To Sep 1

BRING THE PI­ANO A one-man mu­si­cal com­edy about the tra­vails of a trav­el­ling mu­si­cian, this show sees Randy Van­court re­count un­usual sit­u­a­tions he’s sur­vived from the Yukon to the South Pole. Ch­ester Play­house, 22 Pleas­ant Street, Ch­ester, To Aug 26, 2pm & 8pm THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Three ac­tors play 17 roles in Sir Arthur Co­nan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, a com­edy spoof, in the Fes­ti­val Antigo­nish Sum­mer Theatre sea­son opener. Bauer Theatre, St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity, Antigo­nish, To Aug 26, $20-$35

JULIUS CAE­SAR Et tu, Brute? See the fall of Rome and the cost of greed as Shake­speare by the Sea takes on this clas­sic. SBTS ro­tates through a se­ries of plays sea­son­ally, so check their web­site (shake­speare­bythe­sea.ca) for ex­act dates and show­times. Point Pleas­ant Park, 5718 Point Pleas­ant Drive, To Sep 2

KINGFISHER DAYS In the feel-good Kingfisher Days, di­rected by Mary Vin­goe, a woman com­mu­ni­cates with a Peru­vian fairy princess. Bauer Theatre, St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity, Antigo­nish, To Aug 26, $20-$35

THE MYSTERY PLAY Josh MacDon­ald’s The Mystery Play fea­tures a crime-solv­ing nun strug­gling with her faith while dig­ging into her neigh­bours’ lives. Ship’s Com­pany Theatre, 18 Lower Main Street, Parrs­boro, To Sep 3, $10-$28

PETER PAN Fly away to Never-Never Land with Shake­speare by the Sea for a fun-forall-ages ren­di­tion of the clas­sic tale of when Peter met Wendy, took on Cap­tain Hook and more. SBTS ro­tates through a se­ries of plays sea­son­ally, so check their web­site (shake­speare­bythe­sea.ca) for ex­act dates and show­times. Point Pleas­ant Park, 5718 Point Pleas­ant Drive, To Sep 3, 7pm

SLUT: THE PLAY It’s a tragic (and trag­i­cally pre­dictable) tale Lu­naSea Theatre is shar­ing in an at­tempt to open minds and start con­ver­sa­tions: When 16-year-old Joey heads out for a night of drink­ing and danc­ing, her friend Jane dis­cov­ers Joey locked in the bath­room, cov­ered in her own vomit—and clutch­ing her un­der­wear. Joey re­treats from the world, skip­ping school and stay­ing silent on so­cial me­dia, as the hall­ways be­come thick with gos­sip. A post-show talk will tackle the top­ics of slut sham­ing and sex­u­al­ized vi­o­lence. Sir James Dunn Theatre, 6101 Univer­sity Av­enue, Aug 24-26,7:30pm

STAGE KISS Fes­ti­val Antigo­nish Sum­mer Theatre’s Stage Kiss is a crit­i­cally ac­claimed play-within-a-play slash ro­man­tic com­edy. Bauer Theatre, St. Fran­cis Xavier Univer­sity, Antigo­nish, To Aug 25, $20-$35 STAN ROGERS: A MAT­TER OF HEART Ge­ordie Brown leads this the­atri­cal ceilidh that takes au­di­ences through Rogers’ con­sid­er­able song­book, in­clud­ing “Bar­rett’s Pri­va­teers,” “North­west Pas­sage” and “The Mary Ellen Carter.” Nep­tune Theatre, 1593 Ar­gyle Street, To Sep 3

Dance

COM­ING HOME GALA The Mar­itime Con­ser­va­tory of Per­form­ing Arts cel­e­brates 130 years with this swish show fea­tur­ing two of its bright­est stars: Alumni Ian Parsons (of Bal­let Monte Carlo) and Han­nah Mae (prin­ci­ple dancer of Bal­let Jor­gen Canada). See them dance Swan

Lake’s iconic “Pas de Deux” and get ready to swoon. Alder­ney Land­ing Theatre, 2 Ochter­loney Street, Dart­mouth, Fri Aug 25, 7pm, $20

Com­edy

ANTI OPPRESSIVE IMPROV SHOW Dra­matic Changes’ Anti-Oppressive Improv Troupe in­vites you to bring the laughs (or sim­ply bask in them) with this en­tirely-im­pro­vised show push­ing back against hu­mour that puts oth­ers down. Rad­storm, 6050 Al­mon Street, Fri Aug 25, 8:30-10pm

DAN HENDRICKEN Lo­cal laugh gem Hendricken (one of three co­me­di­ans spot­lighted in our Com­edy Fest is­sue ear­lier this year) com­pares his “light­hearted, goofy lik­a­bil­ity” to a “gi­ant golden re­triever.” We sup­pose the blonde mane helps, too. Yuk Yuk’s, Westin Nova Sco­tian, 1181 Hol­lis Street, Aug 24-26, free

FRESH BAKED COM­EDY Get the gig­gles at the Am­s­ter­dam-in­spired so­cial club’s weekly stand-up night hosted by Frank Russo. Bring your own cannabis. No, re­ally. High Life So­cial Club, 5982 Spring Gar­den Road, Thursdays, 9-11pm, $3/$8

LAUGH HOUSE COM­EDY A weekly com­edy show hosted by Frank Russo—not to be con­fused with a weekly pod­cast of the same name—sees com­edy new­bies take the mic for five minute slots. The Com­pany House, 2202 Got­tin­gen Street, Tues­days, 7:30pm, PWYC

COM­EDY HOUR Bearly’s, 1269 Bar­ring­ton Street, Wed­nes­days, 8:30pm

MEGACOMEDYMONDAYS Gus’, 2605 Agri­cola Street, Mon­days, 8pm, free

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