Clay & Paper Theatre proudly presents our first ever bicycle-based mobile play: The Pedaler’s Wager. This original comedy features puppetry, live music, and our very own CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. Each weekend audience members are invited to cycle from act to act alongside performers, literally following the troupe to the show’s conclusion.
We invite you on a journey through an epic tale of modernity, as spun by a peddler and his troupe who risk their livelihoods to tell this story of societal transformation. When a small family is forced to leave their riverside home, cajoled by developer Baron Boots, his consort Lady Grabsome, their disastrously hungry son Otto, and a smooth-talking PR Department, where will they go? Pushed into the new life of the Future, how will the family survive?
This ambitious undertaking is the culmination of three years of development establishing Clay & Paper Theatre’s CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. This show will take Clay & Paper’s unique brand of theatre to the streets; animating and energizing Toronto’s public spaces, promoting active living, and drawing attention to urban environmental issues through original bicycle-infused theatre.
Clay & Paper Theatre presents:
The Pedaler’s Wager
Written & Directed by David Anderson & Amira Emma Routledge
Design by Amira Emma Routledge
Music Direction by Chris Wilson & Nuno Cristo
Outdoors at Dufferin Grove Park
(Dufferin south of Bloor)
Previews: July 14 to 17 at 7:00 PM
Shows: July 20 to August 14, 2011
Wednesday through Sunday at 7:00 PM
Matinees: Friday through Sunday at 2:00 PM
Weekend Mobile Matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM
Act 1: Dufferin Grove Park, Act 2: Fred Hamilton Park, Act 3: Trinity Bellwoods Park!
BYOB: Bring your own bike!
$10 or Pay-What-You-Can