Presentation House Theatre (PHT) and Mexico’s famed Marionetas de la Esquina present the Canadian premiere of award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva’s enchanting puppet show, Sleeping Beauty Dreams. If your children enjoy fairy tales and puppet shows, read on to find out more about this show and how you can win tickets to attend!
The show will be at Presentation House Theatre from January 26 to February 4, 2018.
Co-directed by Lourdes Pérez Gay and Kim Selody, Sleeping Beauty Dreams re-imagines the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking for a way to break free of her castle walls in order to search for true love and her true self. This international collaboration is a contemporary look at this classic tale with a local ensemble cast whose humorous storytelling and whimsical puppetry awaken this sleeping princess as never before.
“We are excited to team with Presentation House Theatre to share this charming production with Vancouver audiences,” says Marionetas de la Esquina Master Puppeteer Lourdes Pérez Gay and Co-Director of Sleeping Beauty Dreams. “In reimagining this classic fairytale through the humour and honesty of puppetry, we see the princess trying to break free of her castle walls to find her true self. In essence, this is a fresh coming of age story.”
Kim Selody, Artistic Director of Presentation House Theatre and Co-Director of Sleeping Beauty Dreams, adds, “While aimed at children five years of age and up, Sleeping Beauty Dreams has much to offer today’s parents. Here we have a boy largely left to his own devices and a girl whose parents keep her within their own four walls because they have been told if she pricks her finger, she’ll die. In many ways, it’s an examination of two parenting extremes as seen through the eyes of children: latch-key kids and helicopter parents.”
This show is ideal for families with young children ages 5 and up. Sunshine, Lily and Jade are excited to be attending the show with Daddy (and will be providing a full review for TKM’s readers!).
For more information about the show and the venue, or to buy your tickets, drop by the website.
If your children also enjoy fairy tales and puppets, enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the show below!
Giveaway is open to residents of Canada over the age of 18 except where prohibited by law. Winner must be able to attend the show at Presentation House Theatre in Vancouver. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified via email. The Koala Mom is not responsible for the prize. I was provided with four tickets in exchange for this giveaway and review; all opinions expressed are my own.
Photo credit: Emily Cooper.