CHEMAINUS, BC –
A hero’s tale for kids, Pet the Fish and Other Impossible Tales is an imaginative, exciting fantasy adventure for children coming to life on the Chemainus Theatre Festival stage again this summer. Written by Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Artistic Director Mark DuMez, and inspired by a trip to a gift shop with his young daughter, Pet the Fish and Other Impossible Tales was last seen at Chemainus Theatre in 2004.
Josephine remembers a time long ago when her mother told fantastic stories about life under the sea and shared her dreams. Those happy, hopeful days have been lost – so Josephine goes on an adventure to find them. With her unwilling brother in tow, she sets out on a journey that magically transforms their lives. Their impossible tale takes them to talking oyster, a riddling troll, and out to sea to catch the Big One. Help them make it back home in time to dream again!
Samantha Currie is thrilled to be making her Chemainus Theatre Festival directorial debut with this heartful production about losing dreams, finding them, and holding onto them. She brings a wealth of performance and directing experience to this show and is eager to share this story with “all the dreamers, tall and small”.
Newcomers Lindsay Curl and John Han play Josephine and Jonathan, respectively. Stefano Giulianetti, previously seen at Chemainus Theatre Festival in Animal Tales and Munsch Ado About Nothing returns to play Poseidon.
Working with Samantha Currie on this production of Pet the Fish and Other Impossible Tales are: Set Designer Kevin McAllister, Costume Designer Kendra Cooper, Sound Designer Alexander Ferguson, Lighting Designer Nicole Lamb and Stage Manager Breanne Harmon.
Recommended for ages 4 and up, Pet the Fish opens July 16th and runs until August 13th at the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Tickets are only $12 (including taxes) for all ages. Or buy a family pack—buy 3 get one free! Show days and times: Tuesday 2 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11 am. You can now reserve your seats in advance for KidzPlays! Book online at chemainustheatre.ca or call the box office now to book your tickets! 1-800-565-7738