Westmount Mag previews 2016-2017 season of English theatre in Montreal, including The Halloween Tree and Geordie Theatre Fest: “For the first time in Geordie’ s history, schools and the public will be able to see three exciting and beautiful touring plays on a professional mainstage”
Read on WestmountMag.ca: Indie Theatre Lineup for 2016-2017
Water Weight (Elementary School Tour)
Written by Jesse Stong, directed by Mike Payette
September 2016 to April 2017
On a hot summer day, when they wanna stay cool… all the kids go on down to the town’s swimming pool! A young girl with a chubby little puppy, and a young boy with a feisty feline friend, throw insults at a pool and spin out into a whirlwind of adventure. The magical swimming pool comes to life to make both their deepest wishes rise to the surface; as the boy starts to grow and the girl starts to shrink, everything begins to flow out of control! A show for children that plays with size while looking at issues with self-image; reminding us all that every water drop is a little bit different.
Instant (High School/CEGEP Tour)
Written by Erin Shields, directed by Dean Patrick Fleming
September 2016 to April 2017
Meredith wants to be a pop star. Jay wants to be a hockey star. Rosie just wants to help her father. Searching for fame in a world of instant communication drives all of them to make split-second choices that have lasting ramifications. Instant is a lightening-speed, multi-narrative story about three teenagers who are trying to be heard.
The Halloween Tree (Mainstage Production)
Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury
Adapted and Directed by Amanda Kellock
D. B. Clarke Theatre, 1455 De Maisonneuve W
October 21 to 30, 2016
On Halloween night, five friends meet up to go trick-or-treating. But their best friend, Joe Pipkin, is too sick to go. He tells them to meet at The House, an old, deserted place in the ravine that none of them have ever dared to visit on Halloween night, but when they arrive, instead of Joe they encounter a mysterious man named Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud… What follows is an epic journey into The Undiscovered Country to find out the hidden secrets of Halloween and to save Joe Pipkin.
Water Weight + Instant + Jabber
Geordie Theatre Fest
Studio Theatre at Monument National, 1182 St-Laurent
March 21 to 26, 2017
Three exciting shows to see for the whole family! This one-week special event will showcase the two-play touring shows (Water Weight and Instant) as well as the presentation of the award-winning Jabber by Marcus Youssef, playing in repertory. For the first time in Geordie’ s history, schools and the public will be able to see three exciting and beautiful touring plays on a professional mainstage which will have since traveled thousands of miles in Canada and parts of the United States.
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