PHOTO CREDIT: JASON STANG PHOTOGRAPHY

THE UNLIKELY BIRTH OF ISTVAN

CREATED BY OLD TROUT PUPPET WORKSHOP

DJD DANCE CENTRE

MARCH 15 – 26, 2017

Back in the apocalyptic winter of 1999, a ragtag gaggle of peculiar people gathered on a ranch in southern Alberta and called themselves the Old Trout Puppet Workshop.  After months of monkish isolation, they managed to distill the fundamental truths of the cosmos into a concise theorem: a metaphysical Punch and Judy show for adults, explaining birth, death, and everything in between. They premiered the show in the old bunkhouse to an audience of bewildered cowboys and Hutterites, and the rest is history… minor history, yes, but history nonetheless, for the Old Trouts have since gone on to tour the world with their work, and The Unlikely Birth of Istvan – specially remounted this year for the Festival of Animated Objects – is the show that started it all.

Warning: this show contains puppet nudity and is recommended for ages 18+

*Please note that there will be a limited number of Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at the door for the March 15 preview performance.

AGE 18+

SHOWTIMES AND TICKETS

*PREVIEW*
Wed. Mar. 15 7:30 PM

*OPENING*
Thu. Mar. 16 7:30 PM

Fri. Mar. 17
7:30 PM

Sat. Mar. 18
2:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 18
7:30 PM

Tue. Mar. 21
7:30 PM

Wed. Mar. 22
7:30 PM

Thu. Mar. 23
7:30 PM

Fri. Mar. 24
7:30 PM

Sat. Mar. 25
2:00 PM

Sat. Mar. 25
7:30 PM

Sun. Mar. 26
2:00 PM

CREDITS

Created, conceived, written and designed by: The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Co-Directed by: The Old Trout Puppet Workshop, Dave Lane, Coral Larsen-Thew

Stage Manager: Paul Bezaire

CAST

Pete Balkwill

Nick Di Gaetano

Teddy Ivanova

Pityu Kenderes

“…A wonderfully innovative delight.”

– THE GLOBE AND MAIL


“Hilarious, beautiful and macabre… simply remarkable… too intense to allow its audience to catch its breath, too beautiful for them to want to.”

– FFWD MAGAZINE, CALGARY


“A truly original theatre experience… universal and visceral.”

– FFWD MAGAZINE, CALGARY


“Shoots straight to the most ancient part of us, where we feel love and loss wordlessly…”

– FFWD MAGAZINE, CALGARY

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