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Table Top Tales

Onion Puppet

SNAFU & The Snack Music Collective, Canada

May 20th – May 23rd, 2016 at The Theatre Centre Gallery & Wychwood Theatre

May 20 17h00  (5pm)(The Theatre Centre, Gallery)
May 21 13h00 & 16h00 (1pm & 4pm) (The Theatre Centre, Gallery)
May 22 13h00 & 16h00 (1pm & 4pm) (The Theatre Centre, Gallery)
May 23 11h00 & 13h00 (11am & 1pm) (Wychwood Theatre as part of WeeFestival Family Day!)

Family stories come to life!

From the creators of the festival hit Snack Music comes a brand new work created especially for children 3 and up and their parents.

Table Top Tales is an adventure in storytelling, puppetry and music. Join us in a cozy, playful setting as we share stories of family and friends, and the adventures and challenges of growing up. Parents and children will be invited to tell a story from their family lore: funny stories, scary stories, embarrassing stories, silly stories, heart-warming stories, even sad stories.

From that time Aunt Dorothy got stuck int he crawl space playing hide-and-seek, to the day Maya lost her first tooth, to the night Max was born, your stories will be brought to life before your eyes through the magic of puppetry. (Feeling shy? You can also just watch.)

Co-created by Ingrid Hansen, Ginette Mohr,* Elliott Loran, & Andrew G. Young
Directed by Ginette Mohr*
Puppeteered by Ingrid Hansen & Andrew G. Young
Original Score by Elliott Loran
Music Performed by Anthony Bastianon
Stage managed by Kristina Abbondanza
Set built by the company, with special thanks to our Design Consultant Andy Miller, and our collaborators Anne Soloman & Tim Freeman

Table Top Tales was developed with the support of Theatre Direct.

*Artist appears with the permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

About SNAFU & The Snack Music Collective

The Snack Music Collective was formed by Ginette Mohr, Elliott Loran, Ingrid Hansen and Andrew G. Young in 2015 with an inaugural performance of Snack Music at the Next Stage Festival. The team looks forward to taking their shows on tour this summer to the Edge of the Woods Festival in Muskoka and the Puppets UP! Festival in Almonte, Ontario.

SNAFU is an award-winning company most recently known for producing Little Orange Man and Kitt & Jane: A Survival Guide to the Near-Post-Apocalyptic Future. The company’s work creates dynamic spaces for people of all ages to experience art together under new terms. SNAFU’s creative collaborations connect multi-disciplinary artists in theatre, storytelling, puppetry, dance, live music, and visual art. Spectators are invited to have an active role in the action as it unfolds.

– SNAFU & The Snack Music Collective gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.

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