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Green Fools Theatre 2015- 2016

Green Fools Theatre offers Calgary an exciting season of new work and returning favorites. Green Fools 24th year is full of puppet shows, parties and a parade, year round stilt walking and workshops. We now reside at the West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Avenue SW, Calgary Alberta and feature most of our programming there. Call 403-237-9010 for tickets and details. www.greenfools.com.

September 4 & 5, 2015 Project: Whooping Crane

Internationally acclaimed Green Fools Theatre presents Project: Whooping Crane, an ecological story of friendship, dedication, struggle and survival. Using puppets, masks and music, the Green Fools tell the story of the Whooping Crane — a symbol for endangered species everywhere — and their relationship to us all.

Only found in North America, the Whooping Crane was once endangered to only 16 birds. Tireless experimental conservation efforts have brought the Whooping Crane back from the brink of extinction and have inspired the world. Project: Whooping Crane gently illuminates this dramatic global concern through a Canadian story that is accessible, emotional, uplifting and joyously entertaining.

“…simply a remarkable example of theatrical storytelling… The Green Fools remind us of the magic of theatre. This is one piece I would recommend to everyone I know.”
Jocelyn Grosse, FFWD Weekly

Created by Jennie Esdale, Eileen Sproule, Dean Bareham and Dave Clarke. This remount is performed by Dean Bareham and Jamie Tognizzini, directed by Eileen Sproule and Stage Managed by Erin Brett.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 3PM & 7PM

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 3PM & 7PM ONLY DON’T MISS!

@ The West Village Theatre. Tickets $12- $20. Pay what you can Friday 3pm.

October 15- 25, 2015 The Floating Mouse

Green Fools Theatre presents our much anticipated new family puppet musical.

In 2013, our city was struck by a severe flood. So many members of our community were impacted. We lost our theatre.  We were humbled by the power of nature and felt small in its wake. As small as a mouse. Our latest show is inspired by the flood.

This is the story of a little mouse and a big mess.

Peep is afraid to leave her mouse house. Her brother Relish braves the dangers of the big world to bring her treats and treasures. When a flood separates the brother and sister and propels Peep out of her house and into the middle of a watery world, she must face her own harrowing adventure. Peep is a story of change and courage told by a single performer through puppetry and song.

This heart warming fable features larger than life size hand crafted puppets, stirring songs, adventure and bubbles. Suitable for all ages.

Created & directed by Jennie Esdale. Music and sound by David Rhymer. Performed by Jamie Konchak.

OCTOBER 15- 25, TUESDAY – SATURDAY 7PM, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2PM. Bonus shows: Fridays 10:30AM.

@ The West Village Theatre. Tickets $12- $20. Pay what you can Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

October 31, 2015 Halloween Howl

The Howl is back. After 2 years hiatus, we are now ready to renew the city’s hottest and weirdest halloween event. Reshaped into our new home, this years Howl harkens back to early Fools parties and promises ghostly and death defying encounters.

The night features It’s DJ Rice, Kris Demeanor and his Crack Band plus The Love Bullies, a costume parade and Green Fools performance.

OCTOBER 31, 8PM

@ The West Village Theatre. Tickets are extremely limited. Book early. $50/ $60.

 

 

April 1, 2016 April Fools Day Parade

Come join in the Parade of Stilt walkers, mask wearers and Fools for all ages! Bring your own costume or wear something of ours. Stick around with your fellow fools to enjoy activitIes, snacks, and Green Fools Theatre’s stilt/ mask creations. CHEER ON SPRING!

APRIL 1, 2015

Details of the parade to come.

YEAR ROUND Circus Camps, Stilt Walking & Workshops

Green Fools is a leader in the Social Circus movement. Social Circus uses circus arts as a medium to enrich the lives and personal development of marginalized youth who may face social or personal risk. Professional artists trained in social circus practices provide mentorship to youth in the areas of tight wire, trapeze, aerial silks, stilt walking, juggling, unicycle, clowning and acrobatics. Green Fools provides this program to Calgary and beyond.

Walking works of art, our stilt walkers grace festivals and events with otherworldly masks and beautiful costumes. Characters range from the hilarious to the most elegant. We have a stunning stilt walker for any event. Our performers are trained professionals and our hand crafted costumes and masks are emblematic of Green Fools spirit and work.

Green Fools provides workshops in Circus Skills, Mask making/ performance, Clown, and Puppetry to any group. Book a Green Fools workshop for your school, festival, community, or family.

New this year: Try the GREEN FOOLS EXPERIENCE Corporate team building adventure. Ever imagine your boss in a clown nose? Or your administrator on stilts? Green Fools will come to you with a band of Fools (or you can come to us at the West Village) and we will lead your team in a unique program of challenging, fun and hilarious physical theatre skills. Group games and individual challenges embolden the spirit, fuse interpersonal bonds, and unify the whole team.

Green Fools has spent over two decades creating physical theatre works exploring the arts of masks, puppetry, stilt walking and circus skills. Throughout our active practice, we have developed  our own techniques while engaging traditional methodology. Our productions have garnered Betty Mitchell and Elizabeth Sterling Haynes awards and have toured internationally. www.greenfools.com

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CONTACT | P 403-237-9010 | E admin@greenfools.com

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