King Matt Theatre Presents THE GREEN WANDERER
The Green Wanderer is a lyrical fairy tale for young audiences full of warm humour, about friendship, tolerance, the need to have a dream, and the art of being different.
In grey Creatureland, Creature (The Green Wanderer) wakes up one day to find they're completely green! But the grey river shows them a grey reflection, because Creatureland is unaware of any other colours. Creature decides to set off into the world in search of a green river, to see their true green reflection. Their unusual journey will take them through various colourful but monotone lands, from blue to green. The inhabitants of each one will greet Creature in a different way: in the land of blue they will want to make them blue by force; in the land of red they will greet them as someone unique, worthy of a royal crown; in the land of yellow - kingdom of fun and games - Creature will understand that all are equal; in the land of white fog they will see that colours can disappear too; and in the land of green they will finally cease to be different - they will be green like everyone else.
On their travels Creature will meet lots of new friends who will help them on their journey - brave Azure the Snail, Cinnabar the mischievous wind, Queen Crimson the dethroned bird, a philosophical polar Bear and suspicious green Porcupine. From each of them they will get an unusual gift that will show them the way ahead. In the end Creature will return to their grey homeland over the rainbow bridge, to tell the others creatures about the world's colours and change Creatureland forever.
The story will be told through the use of hand puppets, with the expertise of puppeteers Lissa Neptuno (The Nether) and Elizabeth Kirkman (Three Stories Up, Corleone). Creature will be played by Sarah Roa (Robinson Crusoe, Raven Meets the Monkey King -Axis Theatre.)
The King Matt Theatre is The King Matt Theatre is an offshoot of the Vancouver Polish Theatre dedicated to producing English translations of work for young audiences by Polish authors.
Artistic Team: Director Julia Siedlanowska, Featuring Sarah Roa, Lissa Neptuno, Elizabeth Kirkland. Sound Designer Matthew Horrigan, Stage Manager Bogumila Siedlanowska, Puppet Designer and Builder Randi Edmundson, Set Designer Jared Rashke, Costume Designer Joanna Kopplinger