TOMPKINSVILLE HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE BEST PLAYS IN NOVA SCOTIA IN 2016!
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OUR 2016 REVIEWS ARE IN! CHECK THEM OUT HERE:
"Eight years in the making, Tompkinsville is as unforgettable as Cape Breton classics Glace Bay Miner's Museum, No Great Mischief and Marion Bridge and is a great addition to Cape Breton literature."
- Elissa Barnard, Local Xpress
“Tompkinsville was authentic, raw, comical and most importantly based on
the true story of co-operative housing project in a Cape Breton mining town.
The music, the accents the passion—I felt as if I was experiencing the struggles of these people.
Outstanding performances by Lindsay Kyte, Ryan Rogerson and cast.”
—Robin Howarth, manager, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
“Tompkinsville is a remarkable feat,
with plenty of heartbreaking, tender, and laugh-out-loud moments.
More than anything, it offers a profound reminder of the power
of community and the human spirit.”
—Andrew Rankin, Chronicle Herald
“Next was mine and my guest’s favorite play of the night, Charlie Blake’s Boat…
The two actors, Lindsay Kyte and Jarrod MacLean, were knockouts as Helen and Charlie.
They were firmly rooted in their individual characters as well
as in their relationship to one another…
There was a lot of heart in this piece and the chemistry
between the two actors was really beautiful to watch.”
—Tracey Beltrano, Mooney on Theatre
Watch a short demo of TOMPKINSVILLE here:
We're touring again in Nov/Dec 2016,
and we've got a new show to offer
in conjunction with Tompkinsville
(same cast, two great shows) —
Tompkinsville is the true story of the
first co-operative housing project
in North America, Tompkinsville,
as told through Joe Laben's quest
to get a home for his family.
Back Home is an evening of short plays and songs about when "back home"
means you're now "from away."
Playwright, producer, performer and Joe Laben's real-life great niece, Kyte's journey to bring Tompkinsville to the stage is the subject of documentaries, key notes and even involves Sir Paul McCartney!