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Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival gets off to a solid start with Da Koodens

The Da Koodens’ cast performed a total of 16 comedy skits for dinner guests and will perform twice more during the annual Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival.
The Da Koodens’ cast performed a total of 16 comedy skits for dinner guests and will perform twice more during the annual Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival.

If you’re looking for an affordable night out with friends that features good home cooking and more than a few laughs then look no further than Da Koodens. 

Da Koodens opening skit was both timely and popular, with a humorous portrayal of an unlikely visit to Newfoundland by U.S. President Donald Trump and a secret service agent being grilled by a Gulf News reporter.

The popular comedy troupe is back for this year’s Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival.

They opened the 2017 festival at the Hairyman’s Safe Haven Café on Thursday, performing a total of 16 comedy acts. The audience was treated wide range of subject matter, from timely skits about U.S. President Donald Trump, to more traditional acts such as a couple of gossipy women hanging out their laundry, all with that distinct Newfoundland flair.

At times the performers, all volunteers, even showed a talent for improv.

Now in its ninth year, Da Koodens came up with its name when the cast gamely decided that they “couldn’t dance … couldn’t act … and most couldn’t even sing.”

Despite that declaration they still delivered a fine night of fun and entertainment well worth the $25-per-person ticket.

Dinner consisted of a generous pair of tasty pork chops with all the trimmings, tea or coffee, and a generous slice of cake for dessert.

All monies raised by Da Koodens will go towards the Newfoundland Dog Museum and Harvey Sea Rescue Interpretive Centre, a project that will require in excess of $200,000 to complete.

Da Koodens will perform twice more during the festival, on July 12 and July 30. Tickets are available at the Isle aux Morts town office, online via eventbrite.ca or by calling 709-698-3441.

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