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Three Little Pigs (for children and adults)

Three Little Pigs (for children and adults)
4 Glen Morris Street, Luella Massey Theatre
Time: Feb 12th, 1:00 pm End: Feb 13th, 1:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 2000-
Performances by Cake and Puppets / Buchty a Loutky Theatre

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts is pleased to present three performances by

Cake and Puppets / Buchty a Loutky Theatre

Three Little Pigs

Cakes and Puppets/Buchty a Loutky is an experimental puppet theatre company from the Czech Republic. Founded in 1991 by graduates of the puppet department of the Prague Academy of the Performing Arts, Cakes and Puppets has premiered over 40 live productions for adults and children and they have designed stop-motion sequences for films including Lars von Trier’s The Antichrist. Their performances combine old toys, discarded objects, and fine art sculpture. Their aesthetic has been called “punk puppetry” and “the theatre of Do-It-Yourself.” Their work spans fairy tales, opera, and a recent “Reloaded” series of puppet productions of classic and cult films including Rocky, Psycho, Jaws, and Barbarella.

For their North American premiere, Cakes and Puppets will bring two productions to the Luella Massey Studio Theatre at the University of Toronto. The Three Little Pigs is a retelling of the classic children’s story with modern updates, including wisecracking pigs and at least three houses that are built and blown down by a determined wolf. Children and parents are encouraged to stay after each performance to meet the company and try out their puppets.

PERFORMANCES:  Three Little Pigs
Feb. 12 and 13 at 1:00 pm

Tickets: $5 children, $15 adults

Tickets are available through www.uofttix.ca or call 416-978-8849.

The visit of Cakes and Puppets is made possible through generous grants of support from the following organizations:

  • The Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies
  • The Jackman Humanities Institute
  • The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
  • The Department of English, UTSG
  • The Department of English and Drama, UTM
  • The Department of English, UTSC
  • The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • The Centre for Comparative Literature
  • The Office of the Vice Dean, School of Graduate Studies

The visit will also include the screening of La Calisto (10 February at 6:30 pm) and performances of a play for adults, Tibet: Through the Red Box (11, 12, and 13 February at 8:00 pm.) Please click to see separate listings for further information.

Download press release [pdf]

Download detailed schedule [pdf]

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C and P poster


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