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Old Man and the River

  • Crow's Theatre presents a Theatre Direct Production
  • Created by Lynda Hill and Thomas Morgan Jones
  • Lynda Hill
  • Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2018
  • $10-20
  • 50 mins total
  • Details

    Following a sold out run in November 2017, Theatre Direct returns to Streetcar Crowsnest with their magical prodcution of Old Man and the River!

    Family Show Ages 3+

    A beautifully designed puppetry work performed without words to an enchanting musical score, this production has received unanimous praise from children, parents, grandparents, and teachers for its artistry and its story of newfound friendship. Old Man and the River is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young and their grownups . This show features interactive pre-show and post-show audience engagement created especially for this age group. 

    A grumpy old man lives in his little house in the woods by the river. Every day is the same and he likes it this way, until one day, a magical creature leaps into his world and everything changes! This beautifully designed puppetry work performed without words to an enchanting musical score reveals a world where rivers sing, trees laugh, and curious dragonflies come to visit. With its themes of friendship, communication, play, adjusting to change, Theatre Direct's Old Man and the River is perfect for the youngest theatregoer.

    RP (Relaxed Performance) | Autism Friendly: The gentle, welcoming atmosphere,  an interactive pre-show and post-show audience engagement as well as an on-line Social Story makes Old Man and the River suitable for children of all needs and abilities.

    (note: Autism friendly means being aware of social engagement and environmental factors affecting people on the autism spectrum, with modifications to communication methods and physical space to better suit individual's unique and special needs.)


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  • The Team


    • Mike Petersen - Puppeteer
    • Hilary Adams - Puppeteer
    • Jeffrey O'Hara - Puppeteer
    • Alexandra Montagnese - Puppeteer


    • Lynda Hill and Thomas Morgan Jones - Creators
    • Lynda Hill - Concept, Dramaturgy and Direction
    • Thomas Morgan Jones - Author
    • Kelly Wolf - Original Production Design
    • Nicky Phillips - Original Music
    • Jennifer Lennon - Original Lighting Design
    • Mike Petersen and Eric Woolfe - Original Puppetry
    • Elizabeth McDermott - Stage Manager