Cineplex Stage: “Frankenstein” from the National Theatre Sunday, October 30, 2:00PM

1438853886-frankensteinJust in time for Halloween! Experience an incredible production of Frankenstein live from the National Theatre in London screened on the Osprey’s big screen.
From the National Theatre:

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs), this thrilling production features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS’s Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Tickets: $16 adult, $7 student

Burnwater: Alchemy Dance Performance November 18-20, multiple public showings

2015-12-05-Mocean-25-web 2015-12-05-Mocean-39-webCreate your own path through Burnwater: Alchemy, an interactive performance and installation that explores the connections between place, memory and the natural world. Weaving together percussion, dance, poetry and the extraordinary iron sound sculptures of Nova Scotia blacksmith John Little, the viewer is immersed in a delightfully imaginative world suspended in time and place.

A collaboration between Hear Here Productions, Mocean Dance and the Osprey Arts Centre Burnwater: Alchemy brings the outdoors in to create a spellbinding experience for the audience.

Audiences are limited to 25 per showing.

Burnwater: Alchemy acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, The Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the Awesome Foundation South Shore

Photo Credit: Michelle Doucette

Friday, Nov. 18, 7:00PM
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2:00PM

Tickets: $15 adult, $7 student

READINGS: New Work by Local Authors Thursday, December 1, 7 pm

writingWriter and teacher Alex Pierce brings her workshop participants to the Osprey lobby for a fun night of readings, discussion, drinks and refreshments. You’ll hear some great new work by local authors who have polished their pieces to perfection. Alex herself will read from her own latest work. This is a (SCAC) Shelburne County Arts Council event. Donations accepted at the door go to SCAC to help with projects such as this that support local artists.

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – a play Sunday, December 4, 7:00 PM

christmascarolDickens’ holiday classic comes to the Osprey’s stage. Adapted and directed for the stage by Jeremy Webb, now featuring actor Rhys Bevan-John.

Every Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future remind us with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving.

Bevan-John plays all twenty roles in the production, from the Ghost of Christmas Past to Tiny Tim. It has to be seen to be believed! Charles Dickens himself would perform the piece in performances such as this one.

“Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart,” says Scrooge. Ebeneezer’s big turn-around on this attitude will get you in a Yuletide mood.

Tickets: $20 adult, $7 student
Ask about our discounted ticket rates for company and group sales.

SEED, The Untold Story (documentary film) Sunday March 19, 7 pm

PrintFew things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.
With gorgeous photography and compelling story telling garner this documentary a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“… a gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as its subjects devote to saving the remaining varieties of seeds.” Los Angeles Times.

“… a beautiful piece of art, careful, deeply colored, and poetic…” Hollywood Report Card.

Tickets: $10 adult, $7 student.
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