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The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito
November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2019
With beautiful Cree language woven throughout, this engaging family show about belonging and acceptance comes to life through live music, puppetry and playful interaction.
“We’re pleased to present Tomson Highway’s work for young audiences during this International Year of Indigenous Languages,” says Kim Selody, Artistic Director of Presentation House Theatre. “In the play, Mary Jane realizes that the way to make friends is by being kind, sharing her gift of song, and teaching people her Cree language. Bringing this message to audiences as young as five years old opens the door to their curiosity about other languages and cultures – especially First Nations.”
This musical show explores themes of feeling like an outsider, dealing with bullying, moving to a new place, and feeling different from what’s considered normal. A misfit searching for her place in the world, Mary Jane is a mosquito who doesn’t have wings. At home in Petit Petit Le Paw she is teased by the other mosquitos, who won’t be friends with her. She is sent off to school, and then to live with her auntie in the city, as she searches for a place where she can fit in and make friends. After many adventures, Mary Jane learns to make friends by sharing her language, her kind heart, and her songs with the world.
“The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito touches on so many important issues in young peoples’ lives, like friendship, bullying and fitting into a place you may not feel like you belong,” says performer Haley Vincent. “My hopes are that Mary Jane can show kids that they aren’t alone. I hope we can help them understand and work through their feelings, and set them on their way to becoming more compassionate and empathetic human beings.”
The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito is recommended for ages 4 and up.
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