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Local Theatre Group Creates Historical Halifax Play On the Move

(Friday, June 25, 2010) - Thanks to a headset and a great new twist on history and theatre, people from around HRM will soon have the chance to travel back decades in Halifax’s rich history.

From July 1-11, a local theatre group - Secret Theatre - will be taking participants back through time to experience a fascinating and exciting mix of history and fiction. The show, entitled The Common: for as long as you have so far, begins at the North Common fountain, and wends its way to Victoria Park, all the while creating a world gone by through the use of imagery, historically accurate vignettes, and a touch of fiction. Imagine the Skatepark when it was the Egg Pond, or sit on a bench in Public Gardens and be transported back to a time when Samuel Cunard won a shipping contract there or Joseph Howe fought a duel.

The Common: for as long as you have so far was created with support from HRM Cultural Affairs, through its Open Projects initiative (a Public Art Program that funds public realm arts installations). Admission is free, but is by appointment only. To reserve a spot, email The show begins at 6:30 pm and runs ‘til dusk.

For more information on the play, including live photos and live updates, visit For more information on HRM’s Public Art Program, visit



Jamie MacLellan
Cultural Affairs
Halifax Regional Municipality
tel: (902) 490-1039




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