Crazy Rich Islanders
Playing at the Charlottetown Rodd Hotel in Charlottetown for the 2019 Summer Show Season.
Tickets go on Sale May 1st – Show begins Friday, June 21
Feast ready to raise the stakes with outrageously funny Crazy Rich Islanders
A couple of passionate Islanders are ready to pitch their weird and wacky business ideas to a panel of wealthy philanthropists. But will they dodge getting drilled and secure financial investment or be left in the dark with the chirping of crickets?
Get ready for plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, a hefty dose of putdowns and comeuppances, with the latest Charlottetown Feast Dinner Theatre musical comedy called Crazy Rich Islanders.
“It’s about Island entrepreneurs interacting in a room with a panel of stiff-lipped and wealthy philanthropists,” explained playwright Alicia Arsenault. “Audience members will be able to get on board with the ‘mainland’ investors and see if they can stomach each raw business proposal.”
A multi-talented cast have been enthusiastically assembled to fill the introverted, awkward, charismatic, and heated personalities, while seamlessly transitioning from song to scene to server.
Seated dinner guests will be served a choice between two main entrées, preceded by freshly baked bread, an artfully arranged salad, and succulent steamed local P.E.I. mussels, concluding with dessert.
“The audience will not only have fun helping the investors boil it down to one perfect partnership, but also experience P.E.I.’s fresh bounty of food the Island way,” said Sherri-Lee Pike, the artistic director.
Pike continued, “During the evening, Islanders will be able to identify with the smart one-liners and neat riffs as they poke fun at themselves, while tourists learn more about the culture of P.E.I.”
Feast Dinner Theatre is a multi-sensory experience, and the reason why it’s the longest running production in Canada, celebrating 41 successful seasons this year.
“The entertainment value is extremely high because you’re not only getting an incredible meal, but a show of music and storytelling. It’s an opportunity to be social at the same time, so you get to experience a lot of things in the span of a few hours,” said Arsenault.
Feast is hosting two different productions this summer, allowing for guests to visit both the Charlottetown and Summerside location for a completely different – but equally fun and memorable – experience.
Summerside’s Brothers 2 Restaurant will host ‘We Are the Champions,’ penned by Mike Allison, who is known for his work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
“Alicia and Mike are both very strong comedic playwrights because they have been actors, performers, and are incredibly talented musicians, so they understand how to deliver a show,” said Pike. “I’ve been lucky to perform with a lot of people on stage, and Alicia and Mike are some of the best.”
The Rodd Charlottetown hotel, on 75 Kent Street, kicks off its production on Friday, June 21. Brothers 2 Restaurant in Summerside begins the following week on June 28.