Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are

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October 25, 2020

Presentation House Theatre

333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9

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The wild rumpus starts again in a fresh version of Where the Wild Things Are, Presentation House Theatre’s wildly popular show for the very young. Imaginatively adapted to suit COVID-19 compliance, this production will safely bring pure wonder and wow to everyone in the family.

“It’s important to us that young children can use their imaginations in an immersive way, particularly when they are being told to stay away from each other,” says PHT Artistic Director, Kim Selody. “Rather than move the show to a video or live stream format, we chose to limit audience numbers in a live performance, so that the kids can still experience the power of play and being immersed in a story.”

The cast and creative team have adapted interactive aspects of the original production to allow young audiences to participate but in a safe and social distanced way. Audiences can expect pocket performances with limited attendance, physically distanced seating with space between family bubbles, and “unlimited fun and excitement”.

“They’re are not able to play together, work together and share things in the same way as before,” adds Selody. “But they can still use their imaginations to become wild things, and help us tell the story while keeping safe.”

Presentation House Theatre implemented ongoing physical safety measures throughout the facilities in response to COVID-19 requirements. The company has held live and livestreamed ‘test-kitchen’ performances to address all issues before fully opening for the public. In all the adult seriousness around COVID-19, PHT staff and artists remain committed to safely bringing wonder and expression to their youngest audiences.

“This pandemic can potentially rob a child of the full experience of using their imagination,” says Selody. “We feel it’s important and vital to offer this opportunity, particularly during a time when activities are being restricted for the good of the whole community. By reducing the numbers, and making participation safe for all, we can help to unleash a child’s imagination.”

Check the Presentation House Theatre website for performance dates and times.

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