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Fables for the Future

Presented by Clay and Paper Theatre

August 16 - August 20, 2017 August 16 - 19, 7:00 PM, August 19 & 20, 3:00 PM
Wincott Park
86 Northcrest Rd
Fee:  Free


This event is Accessible.
This event is Family Friendly.
photo by: Tamara Romanchuk

Clay and Paper Theatre presents a multi-park tour this summer of ""Fables for the Future.” Co-written by Tamara Romanchuk and David Anderson, it is a standalone piece and the third in a creative, thematic trilogy that focuses on the earth and humankind’s ecological future. The two earlier, extremely successful installments were, Our Last Best Hope (2013) and Animal Nature (2014/2015).

Folk tales, songs, oral histories, and fables are all familiar and time-honored methods of raising questions about the state of our world. “Fables for the Future” employs a combination of these storytelling techniques to entertain with a tale that satirizes both our obsession with technology and our ecological foibles. Because Clay & Paper Theatre’s work is also predominantly image driven, masks, hand, rod and giant puppets, play a key role. Music is also a foundational element to Clay & Paper Theatre’s style of performance in public space. Original songs and playful sound invention help to shape the play environment, to startle, surprise, inspire and delight audiences. Clay and Paper Theatre brings all of these elements to the fore in a tale like no other, with a singing fox, a dancing robot and a giant villainess for good measure. Clay and Paper Theatre only asks that you listen more closely to the beating heart of the earth itself. You will not be disappointed.

Pre-show outreach parades and post-show Q and A sessions complete Clay and Paper Theatre’s 2017 Arts in the Parks summer event.

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