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We’re hosting a magical play!

MC Faerie Rackcard 3-upThe Faerie Play by the popular Troupe, Mortal Coil, is a show for children and families where the audience moves through the farm in search of a stolen child (an actor) that has been taken by one of the farm’s resident fairies and who must be found before she disappears forever into the fairy world. For an hour of live theatre we are invited to suspend our belief and enter into a world where all is possible.

In an entertaining, educational, and delightful walk through the farm filled with songs and verse, humour and an array of exquisite puppets, the audience is introduced to the elements, seen and unseen, that help feed us all. And, in the end, everyone finds beauty in all living things.

The wonder and respect embedded in this play will connect children and their families to the land and foster understanding of the importance of farmland for our survival and for the survival of all the creatures that share the land with us.

To intrigue you even more, Mortal Coil has facilitated First Nations design and practice into the story telling through a collaboration with Tsatsu Stalquayu (Coastal Wolfpack) who are creating some of the puppets in the show as well as performing as members of the company. As well, there is original music being written for the play with troubadour style musicians accompanying the play as it moves through the farm.

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Flower puppets with puppet maker Stephanie behind

Eighteen months ago we were fortunate to meet the principals of Mortal Coil, the theatre company who produced Salmon Row, the extremely successful site-specific play held in Britannia Shipyards in 2011 and 2013. After several walkabouts at the farm and discovering shared interests in farming and local food, we decided to collaborate on this brand new summer production.

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Listen to CBC interview about the play:

>>Read Review in Georgia Straight

Schedule:

(The play runs for 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Some of the cast rehearsing in the giant sunflower spiral.

Some of the cast rehearsing in the giant sunflower spiral.

One show per day: 6:30pm
August 5 and 7

Two shows per day: 3:30pm & 6:30 pm
August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

Eats

Snacks and light refreshments between 3:30 – 6:30, provided by Richmond Schoolyard Society

$3 Botanical iced tea

$5 Smokey baked beans
$3 Toasty corn bread
or $10 All three

For more information, call 604-277-6210 or email james@sharingfarm.ca (with subject line “Fairie Play”)

70 tickets available for each show.

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