FESTIVAL BY THE MARSH JULY 5 – 26, 2023
Please note our rain location!rain location is St Marks Hall at Mt Whatley, just 5 minutes away from Fort Beausejour. The address is 59 Mt Whatley Loop Rd, Aulac. Call us at (506) 940-2248 if you need help with directions. If the weather forecast is questionable (basically any possibility of rain), we may go inside. We’ll decide by 4 pm the day of the show – check our Facebook page or call (506) 940-2248. “The Importance of Romance”
July 5-July 8 “The Importance of Romance” – Wednesday, July 5 to Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 pm. Two one act comedies, “The Romancers” by Edmond Rostand directed by Alphee Spurles, and “The Importance of the House Beautiful” written and directed by Ron Kelly Spurles.
At Fort Beausejour/Fort Cumberland NHS. Pay what you can.
Bring your own chair, bug spray suggested. Rain location St. Mark’s Church Hall (Mount Whatley), 59 Mt Whatley Loop Rd
July 13 “We’re Still Here: Tales from 2020 and Beyond” – Thurs, July 13th, 7:30 pm. Written and directed by Charlie Rhindress A moving and sometimes funny look back at the Covid experience based on interviews with dozens of Atlantic Canadians.
At the Sackville Legion. Pay what you can.
To reserve a seat call (506) 536-2248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 15 one night only! ( July 14 performance cancelled due to illness) “The Good, the Bard and the Ugly” – Saturday 15 at 7:30 pm. Written and performed by Michelle Daigle, Ron Kelly Spurles and Don Rigley. A humorous smorgasbord of love lost, love found, lust, dramatic tension and absurdity with love potions, sleeping potions and death potions!
At the Sackville Legion. Ticket information at
July 15 “The Complete History of Sackville” – Saturday, July 15 th at 10 am. Written and directed by Ron Kelly Spurles. A short entertaining play about the history of Sackville with three actors playing multiple characters. At Sackville Farmers Market, by donation.
July 16 Mali Obomsawin – Jazz concert. Sun July 16th, 7:30 pm. An award winning bassist, songwriter and composer from Abenaki First Nation at Odanak, Obomsawin carries several music traditions.
At the Sackville Legion. For tickets call (506) 940-2248 or visit 62 Main St, Monday to Friday 12 noon to 4 pm; or
July 17-22 “Theatre is Fun – Summer Camp for Grades 1 to 5” – Monday to Friday, July 17 – 21. A half-day camp with a focus on fun exploration of making theatre with games, improvisation, and a final performance for friends and family.
To register or for more information visit
Angela Thibodeau Artist in Residence at Fort Beausejour/Fort Cumberland NHS – Monday to Friday, July 17 to 21, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Visit Angela and see the work she is creating as part of her residency.
July 19 – July 22 “Retrospective” – Artist Vivan Lake’s is an acclaimed mask-maker. A prestigious public art gallery has mounted a retrospective of her work. At the opening, she gives a speech before adoring fans and is then interviewed by the overly zealous gallery director whose probing questions cut a little too close to the bone. Who are you when you’re not being true to yourself? Vivan is about to find out! Wednesday to Saturday, July 19 to 22 at 7:30 pm and also 2 pm on July 22. A world premiere written and directed by Sue Rose.
At The Studio, 3 Fairfield Rd. For tickets call (506) 940-2248 or visit 62 Main St, Monday to Friday 12 noon to 4 pm; or
July 22 “Maple Stir Up” – Sat July 22nd, 10 am Directed by Sarah Tardif. A short entertaining play about the creation of the Canadian flag. AND “Sackville for Sale” Written by Valmai Goggins and directed by Maya Mutter . A short entertaining play about the history of shipbuilding in Sackville. At Sackville Farmers Market, by donation.
“There’s a Storyteller in All of Us – writing workshop with Maika Branch” – Sat, July 22nd at 2 pm to 4 pm. For ages 8 – 12. There’s a storyteller in all of us come unleash yours! A free workshop presented at The Studio at 3 Fairfield Rd.
To reserve a space call (506) 940-2248 or email email@example.com
July 25 “NOW AND FOREVER A Musical Tribute to Anne Murray” Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm. Presented by Live Bait Theatre and the Anne Murray Centre. Created and hosted by Charlie Rhindress. An intimate evening celebrating the life and music of Canadian icon Anne Murray. Jennie Del Motte, Mirren Lithwick, Heather MacIntyre and Carley Varner-Joudrey, who all appeared in Live Bait’s incredibly popular tribute to Rita MacNeil, I’m Not What I Seem, will perform over a dozen of Anne’s greatest hits. The evening is hosted by best-selling author, Charlie Rhindress, who will read from his upcoming book, Nova Scotia’s Women of Song, and tell stories from Anne’s life.
At the Sackville Music Barn. For ticket information visit
July 26 “Short Plays About the Sea” presented by the Old Sow Festival. Wednesday, July 26 at 7 pm at Bill Johnstone Memorial Park. By donation.