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january 2018 | Volume 163


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Old Trout Puppet Workshop
The Cultch
York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr.
Feb. 6-17
From $22
www.thecultch.com or 604-251-1363

The Cultch presents 

Old Trout Puppet Workshop (Calgary)
WHEN: February 6 - 17
Feb 6, 8PM: Preview
Feb 7, 8PM: Opening Night
Feb 8 – 10, 13 – 17, 8PM
Feb 11, 17, 8PM

639 Commercial Dr.

TICKETS: Tickets from $22. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch's Box Office: 604-251-1363 or tickets.thecultch.com

ADDED VALUE: Book tickets for one of the TALKBACK performances and enjoy a lively post-show Q&A session with the artists: Feb 8 &13 at 8 pm, and Feb 11 at 2 pm

Old Trout Puppet Workshop returns to Vancouver with their brand new hit, Jabberwocky!

The Cultch is thrilled to present The Old Trout Puppet Workshop's brand new puppet extravaganza, Jabberwocky,playing from Feb 6- 17 at the York Theatre. 

"Beware the Jabberwock!" Such is the frantic warning inscribed to us in Lewis Carroll's mysterious nonsense-poem “Jabberwocky”... but what monster does it actually mean?  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?" Using Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky as the impetus to examine the things that keep us all awake at night, the Trouts dive deep into the abyss of our own frailty with a show that The Globe and Mail called "inspired."

Jabberwocky incorporates an intricate form of two dimensional puppetry inspired by the toy theatres popular in salons of Lewis Carroll's time, combined with other pointlessly anachronistic Victorian theatrical inventions like the scrolling panorama and shadowgraphy, performed by a crack team of puppeteer ninjas dressed as rabbits.  

The latest from the Trouts makes a Vancouver stop before it wings its way across the seas for its grand world tour, including stops in Granada and Malaga, Spain, and Lyon, France. 

"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

Created by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop and Friends
Featuring: Nicolas Di GaetanoTeddy IvanovPityu KenderesSebastian Kroon
Costume Designer: Jen Gareau, Lighting Designer: Terry Middleton, Sound Designer: Jonathan LewisStage Manager: Nicole Olson Grant-Suttie

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop is a motley gang of artists churning out ideas for a whole heap of unlikely things: puppet shows for adults and children, sculptures, films, music, books, plays, paintings, and pedagogy. We struggle against terrible obstacles to create things we think might help make the cruel world slightly more hospitable to the yearning and fragile souls that inhabit it.

Since 1973, The Cultch (formally the Vancouver East Cultural Centre) has been one of Vancouver's most diverse and innovative arts and cultural hubs. The organization operates three theatrical venues, a gallery, and various ancillary spaces in the heart of East Vancouver. The Cultch offers dynamic contemporary programming in theatre, dance, music, and the visual arts, bringing world-class cultural presentations to thousands of citizens each year through its own programming and through providing rental opportunities for community users. Our purpose is to provide a venue for performance that serves a diverse and engaged public and provides space for artistic experimentation and development, building an audience for local companies and presenting cutting-edge national and international work. 






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