Get yer ARRRGHs on! Ken and John Huston’s upcoming collaboration is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s great classic. The show was scheduled for production in the summer of 2020 at the Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals, and never went into rehearsal for all-too-obvious reasons. Ken’s adaptation still awaits, as does the treasure chest, the ship, and the map that marks the spot. As do, of course the cutlasses!
This new instalment of great classics done in miniature will be the latest in a series of Brown/Huston collaborations, following in the path of Wooster Sauce, 2 Sherlock Holmes Adventures, and 2019’s wildly successful The Sign of Four. A family-oriented show, Treasure Island will be the perfect opportunity to introduce your young ones to one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. It will also be your chance to re-imagine yourselves on board the Hispaniola, as the trim ship sets sail for literature’s most renowned… Treasure Island.
Treasure Island is scheduled for next year’s Winnipeg and Edmonton festivals, and will be available for bookings after August, 2021.
Look At The Town!
This Sterling-nominated, family-oriented show ran at the 2019 Edmonton Fringe. A co-production with Poiema Productions (http://www.poiemaproductions.com), it was immediately chosen to be presented at the 2020 St. Albert Children’s Festival (it is projected to be part of the 2021 Festival).
Isabel is a precocious 11-year-old whose small town would be an ideal place if it weren’t losing its businesses to a mega-mart that has recently moved in, and losing its sense of place and culture to modernity. What’s more, the town authorities become so risk-averse that the whole social fabric is threatened when they begin to cancel the festivals and cut back on the traditions that keep the town’s culture flourishing. Even Halloween isn’t sacred!
But Isabel and her friends aren’t daunted. They find ways to express themselves and to build the community.
Look At The Town! stars Brianne Jang, Candice Fiorentino, Melissa Blackwood, and Bob Rasco
FROM REVIEWS of the show:
“Audiences of all ages will fall under the spell of this truly enchanting piece of theatre.”
Look At The Town! is performed in and around a completely-realized miniature town, complete with buildings, roads, parks, a school, and the local skating rink. Kids and adults alike love taking a tour before the show, and staying afterwards to explore the detailed little world. The show is full of “little epiphanies and sweet moments, character studies that engross and enchant.”
“How can you possibly resist the sweet charms of a tale set in a miniature town?” asked critic Liz Nichols, and then provided the only answer: “You can’t.”
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