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Ed and Ed’s B and B serves up laughs in Cow Head, Newfoundland

21 Aug 2011 by Keith and Heather Nicol in Nature , Culture , Parks and Entertainment
Region: Western

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“Ed and Ed’s B and B — Where you are a Stranger but Once” is the third play in this series. Since we hadn’t seen any of the previous “Ed and Ed” plays we were not certain what to expect, other than that the programme billed it as a comedy. Many of the plays at Theatre Newfoundland Labrador’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival deal with local themes, so this play fits right in since the Bed and Breakfast that Ed and Ed are opening is in Cow Head. And the names of the people in the play are evidently based on real folks you might run into in the community.

The play pokes fun at just about everything and everyone, and the actors must have had a great time rehearsing, considering the steady stream of doors opening and closing.  I won’t give away the plot other than to say there are many cases of mistaken identity. It’s a perfect play for Cow Head and it had the sold out crowd laughing throughout. For more information on TNL’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival schedule or to book tickets to a show see -  www.theatrenewfoundland.com or call 1-877-243-2899.

Cycling is a great way to get around Cow Head

In other blogs in this series we have focused on what to do in the area when you aren’t being entertained by a TNL play in the evening. This part of Gros Morne National Park has a wide variety of hikes and sea kayaking opportunities or those good weather days and museums to visit if it rains. You can even golf at nearby Gros Morne Resort, Western Newfoundland’s newest 18 hole golf course. Some other ideas for those interested in exploring is to visit the nearby Broom Point exhibit run by Parks Canada. Here you can learn about the Mudge family fishing operation as it was in the 1960’s. Park interpreters from the local area tell the story of the site and it’s a perfect opportunity to learn about the fishery of the past and what is happening in the fishery of today. Another tip for anyone that is spending the weekend in Cow Head is to bring along your bikes. This area is ideal for biking since it is flat and as well there is little traffic. When we were there we biked to the “Head”, around town and even out to Shallow Bay Beach.

Broom Point is worth visit to learn about the fishery