Keep Good (Theatre) Company is thrilled to have presented the world premiere of
at Point Pleasant Park
(part of Shakespeare By the Sea’s, ‘By The Sea’ Series)
Part fairy tale part gritty-real-life tale, ‘Adventures’ invites us to the roots of the Mother Tree to witness the stories of PJ and Wendy, two teenagers on the edge of a life altering moment
PJ lives on a boat with his boys and it’s called S.S. Neverland cuz its Never-On-Land. Wendy likes to wear high heeled flip flops while running through the woods at night. Mother Tree, our solo narrator, is a 300-year-old tree. She plays the parts of PJ and Wendy as she tells the story of how they got to be standing on her tallest branch, deciding whether they’ll fly or fall if they jump off.
Join us after dark for Gillian Clark’s exciting new play, for the hopeful and the hopeless.
Tickets are available in advance on a Pay-What-You-Can basis via TicketHalifax.
If the amounts listed are not accessible to you, or you would like to pay in cash, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online tickets will be on sale until 24 hours before showtime.
Tickets at the door are $30 general or $20 underwaged.
Adventures will be staged outdoors in a hidden location in Point Pleasant Park after dark. Ticket holders are asked to meet at the Tower Road Parking Lot after 8:30pm to meet a guide who will lead them to the site. There will also be guides stationed at the Cambridge Battery for anyone seeing both Shakespeare by the Sea’s production of Midsummer night’s dream and Adventures.
Keep Good (Theatre) Company is working with accessibility coordinator Sara Graham on creating an accessible and safe environment for anyone who wishes to see Adventures. Keep Good Theatre believes in creating spaces centred in wholeness where everyone feels invited in. However, we have a long way to go, and In the spirit of true transparency we want to acknowledge the inaccessibility of Point Pleasant Park, especially after dark.
The following accessibility measures are in place for this show:
ASL: ASL interpretation will be provided by Rhonda Kaassamani for our Thursday and Saturday night performances.
Accessible non-gendered washrooms: Accessible non-gendered washrooms are close to the performance site. They will be outfitted with ramps for the performance.
Golf Cart: If you think you might have difficulty walking to the performance site please email us about booking a ride in our golf cart at email@example.com
Sighted guide: If you wish to have the assistance of sighted guide guiding your way to the performance site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to Nova Scotia’s current COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor performances, Adventures will have a limited audience of fifty people per night. The company’s priority is keeping audiences safe while delivering accessible, professional live theatre. Our current plan is that we will ask that our audience wear masks while entering and exiting the site as well as while seated, however we will be continuing to assess the public health guidelines and recommendations and will update ticket holders accordingly if there are any changes.
Please note the show will take place in an off-leash area of the park, and there is a possibility that dogs may interact with the show and audience.
Starring Ann-Marie Kerr as the Mother Tree
Written by Gillian Clark
Directed by Luciana Silvestre Fernandes and Christian Barry
Produced by Laura Vingoe-Cram and Colleen MacIsaac
Original composition and sound design by Jackson Fairfax Perry
Set design by Garrett Barker
Lighting design by Gloria Mok
Costume design by Andrea Ritchie
Stage management by Gloria Mok
Production management by Patricia Vinluan and Zach Faye
Accessibility Coordination by Sara Graham
Poster and website images by Jen Bulthuis
Graphic design by Colleen MacIsaac
ASL interpretation by Rhonda Kaassamani
Wednesday, August 25th, 9:15 PM
Thursday, August 26th, 9:15 PM (ASL performance)
Friday, August 27th, 9:15 PM
Saturday, August 28th, 9:15 PM (ASL performance)
Sunday, August 29th, 9:15 PM
Keep Good (Theatre) Company gratefully acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia and The National Theatre School’s TEC grant that makes this project possible.
Keep Good Theatre Company would like to thank Mitchell Cushman and Outside the March for the early development of Adventures. We would also like to thank Tarragon Playwrights Unit, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre, EFT Stages Festival, National Theatre School of Canada and 2b theatre for the continued development and support of this project.
This production takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We thank them for being the original and current caretakers of this land. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘94 Calls to Action’ to redress the horrible history of residential schools in Canada including here in Nova Scotia. You can find a link to the calls to action here: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf