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Wed August 14th 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One event on Sat August 17th 2019 at 2:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Thu August 15th 2019
One event on Fri August 16th 2019 at 2:30 pm
Clay and Paper Theatre presents a multi-park tour this summer of “The Echoes.” Employing a variety of puppet characters, masks, vibrant design, original music, & signature Clay & Paper Theatre satire, The Echoes is an absurdist puppet tale about gentrification & modern urban living that imagines the extinct passenger pigeons returning to the shores of Lake Ontario, moving into our neighbourhoods & pushing Torontonians out of their homes. Talking condos, a giant spirit pigeon, the mythical Chomper and pigeonification take audiences on a fabulist journey, begging the question: how do we make room for everyone without pushing each other out? Evening and matinee performances will be offered in Wincott Park, August 7 -11 and Amos Waites Park, August 14 to 17.
We’ll rehearsal in full view during our afternoons before performances – Feel free to join us and watch! – and look for puppet parades around Wincott and Amos Waites Parks daily. This year we’ll also host a series of print making workshops in the Kingsview Village-The Westway community, so that we can add more bird images to our play’s giant Bird Migrating Blanket. Each evening’s performance of The Echoes begins with our music director leading the audience through a series of fun and simple call and responses as we imagine what a massive flock of migrating birds looks and sound like. Then stay after the show: ask questions about the puppets and performance. And let’s talk about our city and the future we imagine together as neighbours.