Quest Theatre’s Snow Angel at YPT




Quest Theatre’s Snow Angel to Make its National Debut at YPT

Celebrate the magic of Winter and the ripple effect of kindness in one little girl’s neighbourhood with Quest Theatre’s production of Snow Angel.

Snow Angel is the first production by this dynamic Calgary company to be seen in Toronto. After two and a half years in development, with assistance from Young People’s Theatre, this delightful play about Winter for young audiences will be presented on the YPT Mainstage from February 10 to 19, 2015, with a special Family Day performance on February 16.

Snow Angel is a wordless piece that cleverly uses movement, mask, and music to tell the story of a brother and his younger sister who, together, discover a Winter wonderland in a new snowfall. Their only obstacle is the bird-loving old man who lives next door and wants to keep them off his property. When the sister starts to form an unlikely friendship with the old man, the frustrated brother indulges in a careless act that upsets the old man. In order to set things right, the brother must make a great personal sacrifice.

Snow Angel is an original play created by Quest Theatre’s Artistic Director Nikki Loach, with artistic contributions by the Old Trout puppet master, Peter Balkwill and development support from Young People’s Theatre. It features an accomplished design team featuring Set and Costume designer, Loïc Lacroix Hoy and Juno nominated, 40-year veteran of the 'Roots' music scene, Tim Williams who provided Original Composition. Other credits include Sound Coordination by Jonathon Lewis, Masks by Kate Braidwood of Wonderheads, Lighting Design by Terry Middleton, and Puppet Design and Construction by Juanita Dawn.

About Quest Theatre: Founded in 1984, Quest Theatre is an award-winning theatre company devoted to nurturing young people through exceptional adventures in theatre. Since its beginning, Quest has produced over 100 touring shows and played to over 1.3 million young people. More information can be found online at www.questtheatre.org.

Snow Angel
Created by Nikki Loach with Artistic Contributions by Peter Balkwill
An original Quest Theatre Production
with development support provided by Young People’s Theatre
Directed by Nikki Loach

On the Mainstage February 10 to 19, 2015
Recommended for JK to grade 3 | ages 4 and up
Performances: Tues. - Thurs. 10:15 AM and 1:00 PM (1:00 PM only Feb. 17) | Sat. and Sun. at 2:00 PM | Family Day: Mon. Feb. 16 at 2:00 PM
Young People’s Theatre | 165 Front Street East, Toronto
Tickets: $15-$30 | HST and service charges extra
Box Office: 416-862-2222 | Online tickets and more information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca.

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