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Two Planks and a Passion is an award-winning professional theatre company in residence at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, offering exquisite outdoor productions in a spectacular setting.

Our work is the result of a unique marriage between nature and the artistic imagination.

Tickets are available now for the 2024 season! Book Tickets Now

Coming to a Two Planks production is an essentially human experience like no other. 

As you drive up the North Mountain of Ernest Buckler fame, the trees get thicker and the houses further apart. Turning down the gravel Ross Creek road you begin to feel you are entering a new world and cresting a hill, you suddenly see both the Bay of Fundy and the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, nestled in a small valley of field, forest and ponds.

You check in at our off-grid box office and can pick up your picnic with a glass of herbal lemonade, or locally sourced wine or cider and enjoy.

You can play a game of bocce or croquet before visiting the gallery, gardens and grounds and then join your fellow audience members going through the floral archway to the play site, where you gather for an extraordinary professional performance that marries nature and the imagination in a shared experience of live theatre.

If you are visiting for the late night show, you get one of our blankets to join the actors in an intimate and thrilling fireside tale, where actors are lit only by the light of the crackling fire, and ending your evening with the chance to roast marshmallows with the cast before heading down a torchlit path back to your car and home.

You don’t need to bring your phone – you just need to bring a spirit of adventure.

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The company’s performance venue is 178 acres of varied farmland that surrounds the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Forest, fields and ponds offer an endless variety of creative spaces that, in large part, influence the selection of works for development and production. The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts is located at 555 Ross Creek Rd, Canning, Nova Scotia- 20 minutes from Wolfville, and just over an hour away from Halifax.

Within all of our work, whether a completely new Canadian musical, a free adaptation of Aristophanes or a site-specific production of Shakespeare or Mary Shelley, lies the potential for us to connect- from our small village in rural Nova Scotia- with people from different places and times.

By exploring these classic, sometimes ancient stories in this unique place, we attempt to answer a simple and eternal question: what makes us human?

Working within the limits that Mother Nature imposes, our productions are distinguished by the ingenuity and dedication of performers, designers, writers and directors to create works full of wonder. An engaging story, relevant to our audience, told inventively and with complete commitment is our ultimate goal with every production.

Two Planks would like to acknowledge that Ross Creek is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

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