28 Jun The River Clyde Pageant presents an expanded run in a new location
The River Clyde Pageant, one of P.E.I.’s signature outdoor theatre productions, returns to the heart of New Glasgow in July and August for the sixth edition of the riverside spectacle. The 2022 River Clyde Pageant: Gathering Tides, has an eight-show run from July 28 – 31 and Aug. 4 – 7, and will build upon themes and stories explored in the 2021 Pageant, Turn of the Tide.
Gathering Tides will be presented in a new location in the Gardens of Hope beside The PEI Preserve Company. Community performers have been busy preparing for their roles as puppeteers, stilt-walkers, musicians, dancers and actors for the 2022 show, and are excited to present an expanded run of the Pageant with added Thursday evening performances. July 28 and 29 will be preview performances, and opening night is July 30. Shows begin at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday shows on both weekends are followed by a post-show dinner prepared by Chef Emily Wells of The Mill in New Glasgow.
The River Clyde Pageant is taking steps to improve overall accessibility of the Pageant experience for participants and audiences this summer with the recent release of its Accessibility Action Plan. An access guide will be published in early July and supports will be available – for audiences with limited mobility, for audiences needing transportation assistance, and for audiences seeking multi-sensory pre-show tours – which can be booked 48 hours in advance of the performance. For more information on accessibility initiatives, visit www.riverclydepageant.com/accessibility.
Last year, Pageant tickets sold out within an astonishing three hours. Tickets for the 2022 production will be released in two phases, on July 4 and 5, on the Pageant website. Admission is by donation, and no tickets are available at the door. Newsletter subscribers are the first to know about ticket releases – subscribe at www.riverclydepageant.com.
There are many volunteer opportunities available within the 2022 Pageant, in roles such as kayak paddlers, lantern bearers, box office attendants, ushers and costume assistants. Volunteers can sign up on the Pageant website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The River Clyde Pageant is made possible thanks to the support from community volunteers and collaborators, and government funders The Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada and Innovation P.E.I.
Cutline: The River Clyde Pageant 2021: Turn of the Tide – photo by Robert Van Waarden