Blue Planet at YPT
"Blue Planet," the remarkable eco-aware play by Andri Snær Magnason, is now playing at YTP! Blue Planet tells the fantastical tale of a planet far out in space inhabited only by children, forever young, and free of parental supervision. But when their most fervent wish – the ability to fly – is granted, unforeseen consequences soon follow, putting children on the other side of the planet in peril.
Andri Snær Magnason is a multi-award winning Icelandic writer and the author of Dreamland, LoveStar, The Story of the Blue Planet, Bonus Poetry, and more. His children’s book, The Story of the Blue Planet, was the first children’s book to receive the Icelandic Literary Prize and has been published or performed in 26 countries.
Critics across the board had raved about the 2005 five-time Dora nominated production, especially the flying scenes. This time around, Flying by Foy, the most prolific and widely-respected theatrical flying service in the world, will provide the flying effects in this new production.
The Story -- On a planet far out in space there are no adults, only children. These wild children – whose well of youthfulness has never run dry – play all day without anyone telling them what to do. When a mysterious salesman lands on their planet and grants them their most fervent wish – the ability to fly – an adventure ensues. The children don’t realize the price they have to pay to have everything they want until they discover their ability to fly is putting children on the other side of the planet in peril. Bravery and youthful ingenuity are needed to reverse the consequences of their actions. And in the end, everyone gets what they need and a little of what they wish for.
TICKETS: $10 to $20
Blue Planet is playing at Young People's Theatre until May 2, 2013. Find out more at: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca.