UPCOMING – Hannah Rittner’s “Estate”

LunaSea Theatre presents the world premiere of

Hannah Rittner’s “Estate”

at Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Jan 8 -13th 2013

Hopeful love, hapless finances. Apples and artists tumble when the taxmen comes calling…

As a radical re-imagining of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard”, “Estate” illuminates the paradoxes of the human heart and the transformative power of land and creativity.” - Director: Mary-Colin Chisholm



Dates: Jan 6 to Jan 13, 2013
PWYC (Pay What You Can) Sunday, Jan 6 – 8 pm

Opening Tuesday, Jan 8 – 8pm

Running Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jan 9 – 12 – 8pm

Matinees Saturday, Jan 12 – 4pm

Closing Sunday, Jan 13 – 2pm

Box Office Information
Adult – $25.00
Senior/Artsworker – $20.00
Student – $15.00

Tickets available at the theatre Box Office: 429 – 7070 (Neptune Theatre) or purchase online from the

Neptune Theatre site

(Ticket Prices do not include service fees when purchased by phone or online.)

A Nova Scotian seven person all-star cast takes to the stage in Hannah Rittner’s “Estate”. Set on Georgia MacInnis’ family estate turned artist colony in the Annapolis Valley, “Estate” is a tragi-comic ode to land, love and loss.Twenty- three year old playwright, Hannah Rittner, is a recent graduate of King’s College. LunaSea’s production of her script was the first choice of Neptune’s “Open Spaces” contest … winning a free week of rental and tech support at the fabulous Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre! Charismatic Georgia MacInnis (Mauralea Austin) has transformed the family farm into a gathering place for artists, dreamers and seekers but in a neo-con world, the yoga retreats, pottery and ancient apples no longer pay the bills. Now the estate with its beloved Orchard is in peril. Upstart biz whiz Richard (Michael McPhee) schemes to save the day but will he be able to convince Georgia to fancy dance to his fiscal footwork?

Estate” Team
Hannah Rittner – Writer
Mary-Colin Chisholm – Director
Mauralea Austin as Georgia MacInnis
Martha Irving as Sylvia
Carroll Godsman as Bobby
Michael McPhee as Richard
Ashley Marie Pike as Eden
Alexis Milligan as Penelope
Robin Hebb as Gita
Set Design: Brian Heighton
Lighting Design: Ingrid Risk
Stage Manager: Kate Redding*
Costume Design: Janet MacLellan
Projection Design: Nick Bottomley
Sound Design: Sandy Moore


LunaSea Theatre Company

When Sherry Smith and current co-AD’s; Martha Irving, Mauralea Austin and Mary-Colin Chisholm realised they collectively had over a hundred years of theatre experience, they decided to produce their first show, “The Donahue Sisters” by Irish writer Geraldine Aron.
Fast forward six years and the company has produced multiple award winning shows including: “Perfect Pie”, “Girl in a Goldfish Bowl”, Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads”, Mary-Colin’s “To Capture Light”, an all women “Twelfth Night”, “Woman and Scarecrow”, “Top Girls” and “The Monument”.
LunaSea’s mandate is to produce plays of artistic merit, which expand theatrical experience, highlight the contributions and talents of women to theater, and mentor young artists.
FOR INFO & INTERVIEWS, please contact MARY-COLIN CHISHOLM at 423-8202 or Email


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