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Friday, April 12, 2024

This is a repeating event

12apr7:00 pm8:00 pmLittle Sister Grimm Event Organized ByPresentation House TheatreEvent Type Arts,Theatre7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-07:00) Presentation House Theatre, 333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3G9, Canada

Little Sister Grimm

Event Details

Little Sister Grimm, a puppet play about the origins of our classic fairy tales and a feisty girl forgotten by history, is coming to Presentation House Theatre in April.

While the Brothers Grimm are out on a desperate quest for more fairy tales, their little sister Lotte sneaks a peek at an incomplete tale in their notebook. Tired of her household chores, Lotte sets out on an adventure to save its hapless heroine from doom. If she can come up with a satisfying ending, she might not only salvage this particular story but also give her brothers a whole new idea on how to beef up their collection so that it can get published.

Puppeteer Kris Fleerackers based “Little Sister Grimm” on extensive research into the life and work of the Brothers Grimm and their only sister, Charlotte Amalie. Using different types of puppets, the play offers a whimsical look at how the famous Grimms, with significant help from women around them, transferred our now ‘classic’ fairy tales from a rapidly fading oral tradition into a literary one. It is a tribute to the power of storytelling, to women sidelined by history, and to children everywhere who face evil or injustice.

Creator-performer Kris Fleerackers (Fallada Puppetworks) is a puppetry artist and filmmaker based in Gibsons BC, on Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territory. His live-action puppet short film “IDOL” has been shown at festivals around the world and won 7 awards, including Best Animation, Best Experimental, Best Story and an Audience Award. Story Consultant and Outside Eye Atma Frans is a writer whose poetry has been a finalist in several contests and whose writing has been published internationally in literary magazines.

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

april 13, 2024 4:00 pmapril 14, 2024 2:00 pm