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What’s On (Edmonton): Concrete Theatre’s 17th Annual Sprouts Festival

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What’s On (Edmonton): Concrete Theatre’s 17th Annual Sprouts Festival


Ofering a gentle first theatre experience for children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years (babes in arms warmly welcome, too!), Sprouts Festival celebrates new works for young audiences by local playwrights Josh Languedoc, Holly Lewis, and Jason Chinn, including:

Wolf Runner by Josh A Languedoc

Alone in the woods, a young Boy is taken in by a Dene tribe. Raised by a skilled Warrior, the Boy is shown the ways of the tribe and the hunt. But in these woods lurk dangerous creatures with sharp teeth. Soon the Boy is faced with an important life challenge: face his fear, or lose everything important to him.

Sisters by Holly Lewis

Two sisters, once best friends, are locked in a contest of wills. Scarlett is growing up and Hedda is being left behind.”When Hedda destroys Scarlett’s science fair project, what will it take for them to find a way back to being sisters?”

Screen Time by Jason Chinn

We can do a lot of great stuff with our devices; work on homework, play games, keep in touch with friends, and more. But sometimes too much screen time can be a problem. When Robin notices that devices are becoming a distraction for him and his family, the household decides to put an end to their bad habits – and they quickly discover that change can be tough.

Offering a full weekend of family entertainment, Concrete Theatre invites kids and their families to bring a picnic lunch and join in fun, kid-focused activities including storytelling, music, art, and theatre. After the plays, kids are invited to write or draw their thoughts on the special Sprouts Comment Tree.

The 17th annual Sprouts Festival

May 19 & 20, 2018
Lobby activities begin at 1pm on both days
Shows begin at 2pm on both days
at the Westbury Theatre in the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue)
All tickets $8 (includes all fees and taxes) | Children under 3 years of age FREE
Tickets available at the door only
For more information, please contact: (780) 439-3905 or

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