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The 2nd Annual Hell on Wheels

Clay & Paper Theatre is as pleased as punch to bring back Hell on Wheels for a second year! We are once again devoting a section of Night of Dread parade to those on wheels: bicycles, wheelchairs, unicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, and . . .

Hell on Wheels was developed following the success of Clay & Paper’s summer projects Cyclops: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad and Puppets Without Barriers (providing accessible theatre). Last year’s event was a great success – Let’s use that momentum to keep our wheels in motion!

Deck yourself out at home or visit the Hell on Wheels decorating station at Dufferin Grove Park. Arrive early to adorn your wheels or yourself, and roll through the parade in style! 

Decorating starts at 4 PM. Photo by Eric Hawkes

The 11th Annual Night of Dread

Dufferin Grove Park, Saturday October 30, 2010

Join us for the eleventh annual Night of Dread, Clay & Paper Theatre’s invitation to the community to parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. The hour-long procession returns to Dufferin Grove Park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that compel us to call on, mock and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these tumultuous times. Night of Dread is an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade incorporating towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks in a daring exploration of dread.

This much-beloved community celebration incorporates international folk and theatrical traditions, drawing inspiration from festivals of death and remembrance around the world. Come dance in the streets with our city’s finest musicians, puppeteers, dancers and stilt walkers; together we’ll laugh at our fears, waltz with death, eat the bread of the dead, and remember those who have gone from our midst.

Clay & Paper has many costumes and puppets available for the public to wear in the parade; come early to the Dufferin Rink House to avoid disappointment!

4 -6 PM: Parade assembles at Dufferin Grove

6 PM: Parade departs

Dress Code: Black & White

Pay-What-You-Can / suggested donation $10

Info: (416) 708-3332

Posted: September 20th, 2010
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