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Friday, January 1, 2010

Geordie Productions’ winter highlights: Once Upon a Home and Thrice upon a time…

Montreal, December 21, 2009 – Geordie Productions is delighted to present two exuberant plays to thrill Montreal children and their families this winter:

ONCE UPON A HOME | Centaur Theatre Children’s Series | Saturday, January 16, 2010

Written by Amanda Kellock, from the writings of students at: FACE, St-Gabriel’s, Willingdon, Coronation and Karonhiahonha schools. Directed by Amanda Kellock. Designed by: Ana Cappelluto and Troy Slocum. Featuring: Jimmy Blais, Vanessa Schmit-Craan and Antoine Yared.

What does "Home" mean to you? Last year, Geordie posed this question to elementary-school students from 5 different schools in and around Montreal, as part of a collaborative creation process called “From You to Us to You”. With their stories, words, and drawings, the Geordie team created a fresh new play to bring back To You. Through songs, stories and a lot of make-believe, discover some of the many diverse ideas children have of Home.

Since September 2009, Once Upon a Home has traveled all across Quebec as part of Geordie’s School Tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch a public performance here in Montreal!

Box Office: (514) 288-3161 | Centaur Theatre, 453 St. François-Xavier | Tickets: $6 - $8 | Recommended for ages 4 - 12

THRICE UPON A TIME… | Geordie’s Mainstage Series | January 29 – February 7, 2010

Written by Jacqueline Gosselin. Directed by by Jacqueline Gosselin and Robert Dion.

Produced by DynamO Théâtre. Costume and prop design: Pierre-Étienne Locas. Music: Jean-François Pednô. Lighting: Erwann Bernard. Make-up: Suzanne Trépanier. Puppet design: Marie-Michèle Mailloux. Cast: Hugues Sarra-Bournet, Andréanne Joubert,

and Jean-François Guilbault

Montreal’s award-winning Theatre of Acrobatic Movement returns from its international tour to perform on Geordie’s Mainstage! While stranded on a mysterious island, a young boy encounters an outlandish creature who sends him on a mission to defeat an evil witch. This modern-day fairytale draws on familiar and foreign legends - from Grimm's fairytale "Hansel and Gretel" to William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" to traditional Chinese opera stage combat - while seamlessly blending heart-stopping acrobatics with a live musical soundscape.

Box Office: (514) 845-9810 |McGill’s Moyse Hall | 853 Sherbrooke St. West | Tickets $13.50 - $16 | For age 7+ and adults

About Geordie Productions: Geordie is a professional theatre company that has presented live English-language theatre for young audiences for over twenty-five years. Based in Montreal, Geordie’s School Tour travels extensively from the Far North to all across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes, bringing many communities their only opportunity to see live theatre. Geordie's Mainstage Series presents both well-loved classics and exciting new work by contemporary Canadian playwrights to families and school groups in downtown Montreal.

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