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The Bailey Theatre

1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail, BC V1R 4C7
Phone: (250) 368-9669

Ideas Bobert

November 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Trail Arts Council’s TECK Family Series 2022-23 presents

‘Ideas Bobert’ with Candy Bones Theatre

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 3 pm

The Bailey Theatre

From award winning creator Candice Roberts comes the heart fluttering physical comedy Ideas Bobert. Bobert is a silent character, a la Charlie Chaplin, who has a little red bird for a heart. His story asks us, what happens if we are to deny our deepest dreams and desires? Teetering on the brink of absolute failure, love-sick Bobert discovers his heart to be more important than he knew.

With vintage silent film styling, shadow puppetry, stop motion animation projections, tap dance and vintage music, the world of Ideas Bobert is rich with magic and creativity. Filled with preposterous situations and dreamy surrealism, the show is like Ginger Rogers meets Mr. Bean on the Muppet show, as Ideas Bobert dances with the hilarious and absurd.

“Charming and skillfully performed. Putting Ideas Bobert on your list would be a good idea!” ★★★★ –CBC

“Ideas Bobert is a leap into a silent-movie that you will be very reluctant to ever leave. Heartwarming and hilarious, inventive and inspiring. Truly the kind of theatre magic you can never plan for but only hope for, and will leave you with your eyes popping and your heart flying high.”– Kevin Reid, The Visitorium

Watch the trailer https://youtu.be/CsEKPpUnVXE.

Learn more about Candy Bones (Candice Roberts) here https://candy-bones.com.

Ideas Bobert is whimsy and fiction, but for its creator Candice Roberts, it resonates with her truth. Common amongst many comedy artists, Candice has struggled with anxiety and depression. She claims that clown school saved her life. For her, the art of clowning encompasses such fundamental life-skills as connection with oneself and community, creative communication and of becoming comfortable in the discomfort that is the unknown.

Clowning for her celebrates the multi-facets of what it means to be human. It is the investigation of what is absurd or confounding about ourselves and society. It is the sharing of vulnerability and honesty and the dissolving of shame through exposure. Through Ideas Bobert, she hopes to inspire a deep belly laugh, a tender tear and a reminder of how important it is to listen with our hearts and to be in touch with our creative selves.

Candy Bones Theatre has toured all over North American with her award winning solo shows. She specializes in original immersive theatrical productions and creativity education. She ​brings her passion for interweaving artistic disciplines such as physical theatre, music, mask, puppetry, clown and dance to create stories that explore the humour, the heartbreak, the trials and the tribulations of being a human in this world.

This is a 45-minute family show best suited to kids 4-11 years of age and their families. No Intermission. Reserved Seating. Individual tickets (ALL AGES) are $15, or buy a three-show Family Series pass for $30. To purchase a Family Series pass, return to the bailey.ca home page,click on the ‘SERIES’ link at the top of the page and select ‘2022-23 Family Series’ from the drop down menu. Regular tickets and Series Passes can also be purchased by visiting our box offfice or by calling 250-368-9669.

Photo credit: Kristine Cofsky.

Also in the TECK Family Series:

Body Positive Bollywood with Karima Essa on Saturday February 11, 2023 – Three-time Canadian National Dance champion, Karima Essa is Vancouver’s very own Bollywood star. An incredibly charismatic and passionate performer, choreographer and instructor, she has entertained diverse audiences across Canada and been a finalist on “Bollywood Star” in Mumbai. Karima focuses on celebrating body positivity in dance while showcasing Bollywood dance as a fun cultural art form, teaching the audience the basics.

Alex Zerbe: The Zaniac on Sunday March 5, 2023 – When was the last time you laughed as hard as your kids? Alex Zerbe beatboxes, juggles, dances, sings, and performs magic, as he zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. A self-described “human cartoon,” his show is super entertaining for the kids, for teens and adults.

The TECK Family Series is sponsored by TECK Trail Operations. With funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Touring Council and South Kootenay Tourism. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.