Join us at Legion #1 for a rip snortin’ fundraiser with Domestic Bear and Muerte Pan Alley. Guitarist Bob Keelaghan and drummer Jason Woolley (half of Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir) are joined by virtuoso bassist Rob Oxoby, stomping big holes in the floorboards as Muerte Pan Alley.
The Old Trouts return with a classic. After many years on the road in Europe, the US, and the rest of Canada, they’ve grown wrinkled and semi-feral, but they’ve come home with a promise: to cure your fear of death.
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Ms. Sugarcoat is eager to mold the young minds of the future. But university textbooks didn’t prepare her for helicopter parents, entitled high-needs students, and political correctness at the cost of telling the truth.
Did you hear an odd thump?
What is that strange scratching sound?
Oh! That trunk is opening! Trunk Puppet lifts the lid off the Big Box of Life containing our creative spirit, pushing the boundaries of how we experience puppetry. By releasing the imposed control of the puppeteer, letting the puppet have a life of its own, what wonders and mysteries, hilarity and havoc will be unleashed?
Alice Nelson and a variety of fun puppets explore humankind’s intricate relationship with water. The younger set will love hilarious stories, historical anecdotes, and fascinating facts.
Climb the stairs and look for a beckoning hand. Enter a secret arcade of miniature theatres. Cross the palm of each show’s operator with a Toonie or a Fiver. Put on the headphones, and be transported by a brief little puppet show or twisted movie.
A mask is a vessel which may act as conduit for characters, spirits, and beings to visit. Using objects from Journey of Ten Moons, a Dell’Arte play about early explorers’ hubris combined with a Yurok legend, Xstine casts Coyote, the trickster, as the central hero and villain of this two month exhibition.
Calgary’s Bleeding Art Industries creates a whimsical Monty Python-esque stop motion animation to the song, River of Snot by the comedic musical trio The Arrogant Worms.
Using spray paint on a fence where Aboriginal mother and grandmother Gloria Black Plume was brutally murdered, AYAP graduate Jesse Gouchey paints a large-scale animation of a bluebird in flight.