Sure Thing by David Ives (Shealyn Varnes)

Shealyn Varnes

Shealyn Varnes is an actor and creative administrator with her BFA in Theatre from MUN. Select theatre credits: Where You Are (Theatre Baddeck); Comedy of Errors (Highland Arts Theatre); Real Housewives of Cape Breton (Savoy Theatre); and Hamlet (Grenfell Theatre). Select film credits: Moonshine (CBC), Alaska Triangle (Ignite TV).

Sure Thing by David Ives

Artist Project

In this short, comedic play, “Sure Thing” by David Ives, we watch two strangers in a coffee shop stumble through an awkward social interaction as they get to know each other. Here’s the kicker: both characters can ring a bell if things are going south and their conversation resets. It’s pretty much foolproof dating. Or is it?

Performance Times: 7:30, 8:45, 10:00

Land Acknowledgement

With construction still underway in Downtown Sydney, the festival will be hosted at Eltuek Arts Centre for this year. In line with Eltuek Arts Centre's land acknowledgment, we recognize that this festival occurs on the traditional and unceded ancestral territories of the Mi'kma'ki people.

Eymu'ti'k Unama'ki, newte'jk l'uiknek te'sikl Mi'kmawe'l maqamikal mna'q iknmuetumitl. Ula maqamikew wiaqwikasik Wantaqo'tie'l aqq I'lamatultimkewe'l Ankukamkewe'l Mi'kmaq aqq Eleke'wuti kisa'matultisnik 1726ek.

Eltuek Arts Centre is in Unama'ki, one of the seven traditional and unceded ancestral districts of the people of Mi'kma'ki. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Mi'kmaq first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

Ketu'-keknuite'tmek aqq kepmite'tmek ula tela'maiultimkip wjit maqamikew ta'n etekl mtmo'taqney. Ula tett, ula maqamikek, etl-lukutiek l'tunen aqq apoqntmnen apoqnmasimk aqq weliknamk Unama'ki.

We wish to recognize and honour this understanding of the lands on which we reside. It is from here, on these lands, that we work to create and support a culture of self-reliance and vibrancy on Unama'ki (Cape Breton Island).