~ My Island Home: A Stompin’ Tom Story ~
Seating begins at 6:30 (Assigned)
Show runs from 7:00pm-9:30pm
Cost is $43 plus tax per person. Please book online or call us at (902) 882-3214 to reserve your tickets today!
A Canadian History class is on a field trip and dinner at the new Stompin’ Tom Centre. The students, led by Mrs O’Brien, their aging History teacher, are disengaged and disillusioned with Canadian history,and life on the Island. The teacher is determined to instill Canadian pride in the teens but so far no luck. The students encounter the spirit of Stompin’ Tom who tells stories and sings songs that encourage the teens to be proud of PEI (Bud the Spud), to embrace hard work ( Tillsonburg), to understand our history of working away ( To it and And At it), to stick it out with love ( Luke’s Guitar). As the story of the teens intertwines with Tom’s they grow to see that Canada, its history and its people are exciting and a source of pride. The teacher, who doesn’t believe the teens about Tom’s off and on appearances is in for her own life changing experience!
Written by Erin Dunn-Keefe featuring talented local entertainers and meal show casing PEI culinary delights with a local flare!
Playwright, Erin Dunn-Keefe, a native of Alberton, is no stranger to theatre in Tignish as the writer of the successful dinner theatres , which had been running at Gunners Pub since 1999.
Dunn-Keefe found Tom’s life story compelling. “At times, I was laughing to split a gut, while other times I had to put down the research to have a little cry. I cannot think of a more inspirational Canadian hero than Stompin’ Tom”.
A comedy writer and teacher, she found that Connors had many strong messages for young people that resonate today. He really believed in hard work and following your heart. Because of his tough life, he had grit and resilience, but he also had a strong message for our youth: never give up. This message, along with a lot of his stories and many of his most well known songs, is an integral part of the show.
“It was an honour to write about this Canadian legend and his PEI home.”