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Top 5 sure things playing at the Supernova! festival

Rum runners, Juno Beach and Iraq war vets, Pierre Trudeau and Mary-Colin Chisholm all put on great shows for you


A Rum for the Money Three Newfoundlanders are on a rum running mission in the middle of the night. They successfully dodge French bullets and evade RCMP cutters, but are hit and broken apart by a mystery ship, leading to an eerie night of survival.

Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle, Thu May 7, 7pm, Sat May 9, 7pm, Sun May 10, 1pm and 7pm, $20/$15, 429-7070

He’d Be Your Father’s Mother’s Cousin Mary-Colin Chisholm performs all the characters from her popular radio serial, bringing to life the zany, down-home family through gossip, cats, ghosts, biscuits, gomachs, bochdans and old wives tales. Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle, Thu May 7, 9pm, Fri May 8, 9pm, Sat May 9, 3pm, Sun May 10, 5pm, $20/$15, 429-7070

Jake’s Gift An award-winning comedy/drama that tells the story of a cantankerous 80-year-old WWII veteran who reluctantly returns to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle, Wed May 13, 7pm, Sat May 16, 7pm, Sun May 17, 5pm, $20/$15, 429-7070

Out of Frame Out of Frame documents the sad trajectory of specialist Joseph Dwyer’s life after coming home from the war in Iraq and the consequences of falling in, and out, of frame. Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle, Wed May 13, 8:30pm, Thu May 14, 8:30pm, Fri May 15, 8:30pm, Sun May 17, 7pm, $20/$15, 429-7070

Trudeau Stories In 1985, Brooke Johnson studied acting at the National Theatre School in Montreal and became friends with Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In Trudeau Stories, Brooke brings to life the story of a remarkable friendship. Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle, Fri May 8, 7pm, Sat May 9, 9pm, Sun May 10, 3pm, $20/$15, 429-7070

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