Artstrek 2016 Instructors Braden Griffiths and Simon Mallet open MY FAMILY AND OTHER ENDANGERED SPECIES!
Simon Mallett, Founder and Artistic Director of Downstage, is directing My Family and Other Endangered Species, opening January 28th.
Braden Griffiths is the co-creator, with Ellen Close, and puppet maker for the show and will also perform. To hear Braden talk about puppet making, click here!
JAN. 28 to FEB. 7, 2016
Downstage | Calgary, AB
A MOVING STORY ABOUT FAMILY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world. What he doesn’t understand, though, is why his parents can’t live together – after all, when other mate-for-life animals have a fight, it’s not like one of them just packs his bags and leaves the country. To make things worse, Phin is worried sick about what humans are doing to the planet. So, when a White’s Tree Frog ends up in an aquarium in his fourth-grade classroom, it’s the last straw. My Family and Other Endangered Species is a funny, imaginative and moving play incorporating inventive puppetry.
Recommended for Ages 12+