A multicoloured performance with unusual puppets, humour and unexpected situations!
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 19:00 HRS MST.
Location: cSPACE (1721 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7) or online streaming
Montreal’s Puzzle Theatre’s exploration of plastic as a medium for puppetry connects well to our festival theme of Material Puppets. Following the show will be an artist’s talk back, audience discussion and conclusions on the questions we asked during the festival.
Meanwhile enjoy the whit and whimsy of the production. They write about their show, “What is more surprising than a plastic bag world where funny and colourful creatures are born and transform themselves as much as they like! They fill themselves; they empty themselves, they fly, they eat each other, they are bored… They exist. Step by step they reveal their nature. They are primitive, naive and funny and they resemble us, a little bit… maybe.“
“Puzzle Theatre has a unique style by combining various types in the traditional and the contemporary: drama theatre, object and puppet theatre. The company distinguishes itself by the coloured amalgam of styles and the great diversity of means of expression that it proposes. Leave the audience the freedom to interpret the unmentioned, to freely associate ideas and allow it to feel what is not explicitly told.”
Age: While this show is appropriate for ages 5 and up, it is part of our Festival of Ideas, exploring puppet power in concepts of an adult level. We recommend ages 18+.
Accessibility: We are committed to the purposeful inclusion of all people. We strive to reduce barriers and we value everyone’s participation in our programs. If you identify a challenge to you, or others attending, please contact us – we recognize our limitations as a small organization.
Location: cSPACE offers free parking, cycling racks, convenient access to public transit, and is located along bus routes 6, 7, 107, 13. The theatre is an accessible space, enter from parking lot on the north side of the building. There is an audience listening assist system. The show has minimal words.
If, for any reason, the Zoom meeting link provided to you experiences technical issues, we will immediately send you an alternative link via email (or Eventbrite). This link will connect you to the event hosted on Google Meet, another reliable and user-friendly video conferencing platform.
This event is part of the 2023 Festival of Ideas – an annual conference, produced by W.P. Puppet Theatre Society. It explores the theory and practice of how puppet power promotes and impacts positive social change. In 2023 we ask, how can puppets, ‘metaphors of matter’, help us address our material world?