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Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Calgary)

Feb 6 – 17, 2018 | York Theatre [map link]

York Theatre

Best pricing: Feb 6!
No latecomers. Please note this production uses haze.

“A dark and disturbing new live-action cartoon” (Globe & Mail) from the visionary creators at The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Beware the Jabberwock!

Such is the frantic warning inscribed to us in the strange and ancient poem known as Jabberwocky… but what monster does it actually mean?  Join us on the journey of a young male hare – weighed down by the pressure to grow up and slay the Jabberwock, whatever that may be. Is it fanged or flapping, furry or finned, ferocious or formless? Is it outside our bedroom door even now, drooling?  Or is it already amongst us?

Do not fear: in this, their brand new puppet extravaganza for adults, the Old Trouts clutch their vorpal swords in hand, and valiantly promise to save us all from the things that haunt us in the night.

A piece of theatre inspired by Lewis Carroll that is, indeed, inspired” — The Globe and Mail

Blew expectations out of the water, inviting the audience into a universe of unimaginable creativity and talent” — Vue Weekly

Exultant and celebratory in the hands of this remarkable and gifted company” — GigCity.ca

A marvelous theatrical adventure…that leaves us breathless at every turn into dark corners where our fears lie waiting for us — along with our heart” — 12thNight.ca

Jabberwocky explores the primal, eternal recurrences in life’s journey…Familiar story? For sure. But the presentation gives it a fresh, wholly original spin” — Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

In a world where digital technology can conjure just about anything on a screen, the Old Trout’s simple, handmade magic still works a spell… [Judd] Palmer observes,‘That’s what makes this beautiful and fragile and maybe destined to be distinguished: it’s a last little stand for something ancient and peculiar and sweet and dangerous’”— The Georgia Straight
Read The Georgia Straight preview here!

We’re constantly experimenting in technique and esthetic, even narrative approach. This one is an extrapolation of this famous old strange nonsense poem about monsters and their slayers” —Judd Palmer in interview with Postmedia (Vancouver Sun/The Province)
Read The Vancouver Sun preview here!

It’s a little bit like a combination of comic book, meets puppetry meets freaky actors wearing things on their heads”—Peter Balkwill In interview with CBC, The Early Edition
Listen to the full interview here!

Feb 6, 8PM: Preview
Feb 7, 8PM: Opening Night
Feb 8 – 10, 13 – 17, 8PM
Feb 11, 2PM
Feb 17, 2PM & 8PM

Running Time:
70 minutes, no intermission

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