In a media release, North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre (PHT) has announced a fall season that includes a new work co-created with Germany’s theatre wrede+, a Spanish-language-only comedy series, the third annual STAND Festival, and returning favourites.
As usual, we have a very diverse offering that would intrigue anyone in your family, no matter who they are, where they are from, how old, or what their obsession is. – Kim Selody
The season begins with Heavy and Light, an international co-production with Germany’s theatre wrede+. Developed and originally produced in German last year by theatre wrede+’s Marge Koop and Winifred Wrede, along with PHT’s artistic director Kim Selody, this English-language Canadian premiere helps young children explore what it’s like to experience the world from a different perspective, as well as the basic scientific concepts of curiosity and observation.
Also, for young children, the best-smelling show around, Baking Time, returns during the holiday season, featuring a multi-sensory, interactive production that takes place in real-time as buns are baked on stage.
While PHT’s specialty may be theatre for the very young, there is plenty on offer for older families and adults, including the CLASSical ACT Collective’s production of Stephen Mallatrat’s stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s thriller The Woman in Black and the co-presentation of Blackout Arts Society’s third annual STAND Festival, with a focus on showcasing and developing work by new immigrant and refugee voices.
Also on tap this fall is PHT’s new Holiday Singalong and a Spanish-language-only comedy series created by Pablo Zacarias.
“Our artists are crawling out from under rocks, creeping into your mind, cooking up something delicious, and floating down into our theatre to bring you an electric, eclectic, thrilling and chilling, innovative program for this year,” says artistic director Kim Selody. “As usual, we have a very diverse offering that would intrigue anyone in your family, no matter who they are, where they are from, how old, or what their obsession is.”
Visit phtheatre.org for more information.