Flower Children! Baby Boomers! Bring your children and grandchildren to Oregon Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina, coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Sunday, October 2 at 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Follow Thumbelina on her magical journeys as she finds her way in the world of nature as a miniature girl born from a flower. The Cultural Centre’s main theatre will be transformed into a fairylike world, consisting of a projection screen the shape of a setting full moon and populated by a rainbow cast of mice, frogs, birds and bugs. Her funny, engaging story is told by the multi-voiced talent of Mick Doherty and accompanied by a cluster of musical instruments, including a hammer dulcimer, electric guitar, and an assortment of percussion and sound effects devices. Taking care of the magic behind the scenes is Deb Chase, who designs, makes and expertly manipulates the bits of plastic and paper that bring the colourful shadow puppets to life.
The visual design of this colorful shadow play is drawn from Art Nouveau and the flowing organic lines of its natural themes. The art and music of the Rock ‘n Roll era inspires much of the design of the play. While the plot follows Hans Christian Andersen’s story, the script supports a comic sub text linking music of the 1960’s and ‘70s to Thumbelina’s desire to find her home in a land of flowers.
You will not want to miss the story of the Original Flower Child, so purchase your tickets today by calling the Centre Box Office at 604.391.SHOW(7469) or by visiting the friendly agents Monday-Friday 9:30am-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm. Tickets are also available online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Fraser Valley Pulse has three pairs of tickets to share with some lucky readers. Please leave a note below to be entered to win. Winners will be chosen at random and announced September 29, 2011.
Update: Congratulations to Brenda, Chrystalyn and Rachael V. Enjoy the show!