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Tales of family and fantasy at Presentation House

North Vancouver's Presentation House Theatre winter/spring season offers a host of productions to suit every palate, from the very young to the oldest audience members.

Driving Me Crazy is among the offerings at Presentation House Theatre during its winter/spring season.
Driving Me Crazy is among the offerings at Presentation House Theatre during its winter/spring season.

North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre presents a winter/spring season of returning audience favourites with tales of family and fantasy.

There is a cultural history of storytelling as a way to pass the time through the long Canadian winters, and these stories are all incredibly rich with whimsical imagery to delight and inspire us. – Kim Selody

From the award-winning Driving Me Crazy to the heartwarming Learning and Forgetting, the season offers a host of productions to suit every palate, from the very young to the oldest audience members.

“There is nothing like the familiarity of a well-loved story to soothe us,” says Presentation House’s artistic director Kim Selody. “There is a cultural history of storytelling as a way to pass the time through the long Canadian winters, and these stories are all incredibly rich with whimsical imagery to delight and inspire us.”

First up is Pop! Pop! (Feb 10-19). For ages 2-4, it is the story of “Seek” and “Hide,” who discover and explore a colourful undersea world of sensory experiences.

For those aged 3-7, Learning and Forgetting (Apr 21-May 2) explores intergenerational love with warmth, laughter, and puppetry as Eva and her brother lift their Grandpa’s spirits on moving day as he transitions into a new home.

Learning and Forgetting

Inspired by stories from three generations, Driving Me Crazy (Feb 25 & 26) follows Liz, a grandmother fighting to keep her driver’s license, independence, and voice in society.

Carbon Copy Kid (Mar 14 & 15) is a dark, dirty tale of a mythical, larger-than-life Quebecois family of 57 children.

In Jimmy Jones and His Heavenly Truck (Mar 18 & 19), Jimmy Jones reveals the stories and disappointments of his father in the middle of cornfields and legends.

Jimmy Jones and His Heavenly Truck

Finally, in an adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s Macbeth parody, anything goes in the farcical tabletop puppet show Ubu on the Table (Mar 25 & 26).

In its ongoing commitment to creating accessible theatre, Presentation House Theatre has continued its “choose your price” ticketing option. Ticket buyers can select the price they wish to pay from three pricing tiers, no matter what seat in the theatre they choose.

For tickets and information on Presentation House Theatre’s winter/spring season, visit phtheatre.org.

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