A Story of a House That Turned into a Dot

Collage of shadow images made from paper cutouts - a girl holding some tulips, a deer in a meadow some sheep by a tree and photo of the artist using a flash light with red splotches on the screen behind him
Top & bottom right photos by Lars K Olesen. Bottom left photo by Olivier Guillemain

Life is sweet, it’s finally summer and today is a special day because it’s strawberry day. But sometimes life can be unfair, especially when things don’t go your way. After being treated unfairly, the girl gets mad and decides to run away from home. She opens the window, climbs down the ladder and keeps running. And when she finally looks back, the house to her amazement has turned into a dot! A captivating adventure about how long the road home is when you run away in anger. You will enjoy this delightful tale about fairness and family, beautifully told through shadow puppetry, masks and music by the renowned Danish company Teatret Gruppe 38. Watch the video below.

 

Producing Company: Teatret Gruppe 38
Country of Origin: Denmark
Genre: Theatre
Show length: 40 minutes
Ages: Ages 8 and up (Grades: 2 and up)
Curriculum Connections:
– Arts Education: Drama, performance, creativity, imagery and soundscapes
– English Language Arts: Story, narrative
– Emotional Development: Self awareness, empathy, transformation
– Science: Objects, light and shadows

Ways to Watch & Listen

In-person
Watch a live performance at the venue.

Show Times

In-person

Thursday, June 2 In-person tickets
10:30 – 11:10 am Buy tickets to this in-person showing
12:30 – 1:10 pm Buy tickets to this in-person showing
Friday, June 3 In-person tickets
10:30 – 11:10 am Buy tickets to this in-person showing
12:30 – 1:10 pm Buy tickets to this in-person showing

Ticket Information

Schools 

  •  In-Person
    • 1 Show Pass: $11+GST/ticket (valid until April 14)
    • 2 Show Pass: $20+GST/ticket (valid until April 14)
  •  Online
    • $120+GST per class, per show

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Venue

The NEST
1398 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC

Enchanting forty minutes of theatre. We sense the performance with each fiber of our body – through a unique combination of verbal narrative, music, masks, poetic shadows and beautiful imagery.

~ Århus Stiftstidende

A true Gruppe 38 production with the theatre’s usual aesthetics and creativity – and international format. It’s just dreamy.

~ Teateravisen (DK)