Clay & Paper Theatre presents:
Dufferin Grove Park, Toronto
July 20 to August 14, 2011
*Weekend Mobile Matinees:
Dufferin Grove ->Fred Hamilton ->Trinity Bellwoods
Written & Directed by David Anderson & Amira Emma Routledge
Design by Amira Emma Routledge
Music Direction by Chris Wilson & Nuno Cristo
Clay & Paper Theatre proudly presents our first ever bicycle-based mobile play: The Pedaler’s Wager. This original comedy features puppetry, live music, and our very own CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. Each weekend audience members are invited to cycle from act to act alongside performers, literally following the troupe to the show’s conclusion.
We invite you on a journey through an epic tale of modernity, as spun by a peddler and his troupe who risk their livelihoods to tell this story of societal transformation. When a small family is forced to leave their riverside home, cajoled by developer Baron Boots, his consort Lady Grabsome, their disastrously hungry son Otto, and a smooth-talking PR Department, where will they go? Pushed into the new life of the Future, how will the family survive?
This ambitious undertaking is the culmination of three years of development establishing Clay & Paper Theatre’s CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. This show will take Clay & Paper’s unique brand of theatre to the streets; animating and energizing Toronto’s public spaces, promoting active living, and drawing attention to urban environmental issues through original bicycle-infused theatre.
Image by Barbara Klunder
The Pedaler’s Wager
All perfromances start in Dufferin Grove Park (Dufferin south of Bloor)
Wednesday through Sunday at 7:00 PM
& Friday at 2:00 PM
Weekend Mobile Matinees:
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 PM
Act 1: Dufferin Grove Pk Act 2: Fred Hamilton Pk Act 3: Trinity Bellwoods Pk
BYOB: Bring your own bike!
$10 or Pay-What-You-Can
Posted: July 30th, 2011
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