This week we step outside with the Little Match Girl, get a little crazy with Father Fringemas, and entertained by a bunch of wooden puppets.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]The hauntingly beautiful and heart wrenching Little Match Girl (Dec 5, 11 & 18) gets a site-specific treatment as audiences follow six “Match Girls” through several scenes outside Pacific Theatre’s heritage building. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, the show is uniquely suited to its outdoor performance as it tells the tale of a young girl selling matches in her bare-feet on a cold New Year’s Eve. The company will be accepting donations of warm clothes for Covenant House at each performance.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap]And now for something completely different (with apologies to the Flying Circus), the Vancouver Fringe Festival presents A Very Merry Fringemas (Dec 11) as some some of Vancouver’s favourite Fringe artists come together to celebrate the holidays in this seasonal fundraiser. Promising seasonal shenanigans and festive folderol, you’ll even have an opportunity to get your photo taken with Father Fringemas.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]Master puppeteer Ronnie Burkett returns to The Cultch with The Daisy Theatre (until Dec 20). Featuring over 40 marionettes, no two shows are the same as Burkett manipulates his puppets into doing some astonishing things.