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Fish Red and Blue, a Cat and a Who by Ken Mastel

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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What makes things “sad, glad, and very, very bad?

Sally and Timmy are being read a bedtime story. They fall asleep pondering the question, “What makes things sad, glad, and very very bad.” They are awakened by none other than the Cat in the Hat who transports them to Whoville to find an answer to their question. There they meet all the Seuss-world characters including, Horton, Sam I Am, The Onceler and Lorax, Cindy Lou Who, and of course the Grinch (who is very very bad.) This fun and magical show has flexible casting and is sprinkled lightly with 60’s pop music, like All Together Now, If You Want It Here It Is, You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch, and Michael Jackson’s BAD! A lovely moral lesson answers their question, but it raises another!

Genre: Musical Comedy – children – morality – fantasy

Acts: One

Running Time: 60 minutes

Characters: 30 characters played by 10 female and 10 male actors (doubling)

Setting: Sibling’s bedroom; Who-ville

Production/development history: 2008  Wetaskiwin

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Photo by Jodi Eaton

Playwright Bio:

Ken has written over a dozen produced shows and appeared in over 50 commercials both speaking and SOC. Provincial and National Ads: West Edmonton Mall, The Brick, McDonalds, Capital Ex, All-weather Windows, Com-Cheque, Power Reading, TurboGas, Alberta Treasury Branches. Many print ads. International Ads: for Bayer, Abflex, and Rockford (Pennsylvania) Health Authority.

Education: University of Calgary, BEd.
I have taught drama for 25 years and have directed dozens of plays including: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast.

Other Talents:
I have sung and played guitar professionally for 25 years, doing covers varied from Roy Orbison to ACDC. I also perform in a Hank Williams/Buddy Holly Tribute show.


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