Event Category: Festival

Ben-Hur

A gladiator helmet and "Ben-Hur" in white against a textured gold background

A tiny troupe and an epic story. What could go wrong?

The film features 200 camels, 2,500 horses and over 10,000 extras. This hilarious adaption of the vengeful saga includes the same grandiose scenes and heroic characters, but only four determined actors ready to take on the might of the Roman empire. They navigate through palaces, galley ships, and the Coliseum, while an onstage romance threatens to topple everything. Ben Hur is a gigantic task for these brave actors, and they promise to do their very, very best.

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Anne of Green Gables

Silhouette of Anne of Green Gables with braids and a hat, in a frame against a green swirling patterned background

This family musical tells the poignant and funny story of a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan named Anne Shirley who arrives at the Bright River Railway Station full of hope for a new life. Her destination is the home of brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When she arrives at Green Gables, Anne is devastated when she discovers that the elderly couple is expecting a boy from the orphanage…and then ecstatic when they decide to keep her. With her fiery temper, love of melodrama and romance, and penchant for misadventure, she brings laughter, love, and more than a little consternation to the Cuthbert’s quiet lives. In return, Anne finds the happiness and the home she has longed for all her life.

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Boy vs Fly

A brightly coloured cartoon illustration of a child and a smiling fly standing in the foreground of a scene with several more people in the background in front of a school

BOY vs FLY, What could possibly go wrong? Dean Bean disrupts his class chasing a fly, trying to be just like his Dad. His impulsive nature gets him into trouble. Adapted from the book BOY versus FLY, this charming comedy will delight audiences of all ages. Dean’s antics will entertain while teaching us a heartfelt lesson about owning up to your mistakes. Suitable for ages 4-UP.

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Philip & Lucinda Dino-Show

Philip and Lucinda wearing matching green shirts and sun hats, seated on the back of what appears to be a green dinosaur. Lucinda is pointing into the air against a blue sky background with white clouds

Philip and Lucinda, dinosaur explorers extraordinaire, set out to understand the Paleozoic Era with song, dance and acrobatics. Philip and Lucinda may be “dino explorers” but they soon discover that their audience is filled with “dino experts” in this pre-historic adventure for the whole family. An acrobatic comedy with a whole lot of silly that leaves you saying : This show is Dino-mite! This show is suitable for ages 2-10 and anyone who loves Dinosaurs.

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Things the Trees Taught Them

A black and white comic illustration of a tree planter holding a shovel, looking up at tall slender tree against a backdrop of mountains

A play about the Canadian Rite of Passage: tree planting.

The audience will be brought into the world of tree planters: sore feet, extreme dehydration, being amongst “regular civilization” on day-off and the rookie stare.

Join us as we plunge into the depths of questioning everything, wondering about humanity and spending ten hours in wet boots, all while going into survival mode just to get through the day.

We promise you will come out the other end, a little worse for wear, but more alive. This will be the best worst experience of your life.

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the astrology play

A black and white illustration of the moon with astrological symbols and stars in shades of pink, with "The Astrology Play" in pink and white letters on the right

Mercury’s going retrograde again and we are dreading it! On July 7, 2019, — right smack in the middle of the festival — the planet of organization and communication goes backwards opening us all up to slip ups, confusion, and sticky situations. LOL! Have you ever tried putting up a play during a time when everything’s meant to go wrong? Ever wanted to see a show about Mercury going retrograde right as Mercury goes retrograde? Hate astrology, but interested in paying to see a show about it anyway? Then my, stars, do we have a show for you!

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Gremlin Hour

A cartoon illustration of two smiling gremlins casting scary shadows against a large yellow moon, with "Gremlin Hour by Kerploding Theatre" in red letters on a black background the left

All Gremlins, including you, are invited to a meeting of gremlins. The child we have to scare is asleep all the time. It’s hard to be spooky when they don’t want to be awake. We need your help! What is a Gremlin to do?! Please meet in Hazel’s bedroom. There is lots of room but only one closet to hide in. We promise there’s no spooking at the meeting and we will have Gremlin Pizza. For Ages 6-12.

*Note: Gremlins do not know what Pizza is.

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