TDAC’s Performing Arts Trail Series presents WONDERHEADS performance of The Wilds on Tuesday March 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre
Tickets – $30 Adult. Tickets 30 years and under -$10/show.
Performing Arts Trail Series Pass – 6 shows for $164.00.
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The Trail & District Arts Council presents the moving and magical The Wilds from award-winning masked physical theatre company WONDERHEADS at The Bailey Theatre on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm.
Love knows no bounds. When Wendell discovers that both his wife and their beloved tree have vanished from the backyard, his love gives him the strength to venture into The Wilds and face its mysteries to bring them home. Charming and profoundly moving, this wordless award-winning show features WONDERHEADS’ signature masks along with captivating puppetry and moves its audiences to both laughter and tears.
WONDERHEADS’ work has been described as living animation; their masks come to life in a way that must be seen to be believed, and their stories reach profound, funny and heartwarming depths that you wouldn’t think possible of masks and puppets.Pixar meets Miyazaki with a touch of Henson in this fantastical love story about a missing wife, a rogue tree and a journey into a mysterious forest.
***Made for adults by kids at heart, this show is a little dark and a little light. Recommended for a general audience (ages 8+).
Watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/289582356.
5 stars “Captivating and magical…A profoundly moving story of love, loss and hope.” – CBC
5 stars “Nothing short of exceptional.” – Winnipeg Free Press
5 stars “There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this astounding production.”- Vue Weekly
WONDERHEADS is a physical theatre company from Victoria specializing in mask performance and visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form which has been described as “Utter magic” (CBC) and “Powerful, surprising and moving” (The Globe and Mail). The co-founding ‘heads’ of WONDERHEADS are Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix, who came together in 2009 and who have toured to festivals and performing arts centres throughout Canada and the United States. In stories that are at turns hilarious and heartwarming, WONDERHEADS make it their business to step beyond words and ignite the imaginations and hearts of their every audience member.
Learn more about Wonderheads at https://www.wonderheads.com
60 min – no intermission with a Q & A After the show. Reserved Seating. All tickets available online at tickets.trail-arts.com, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.
WARNING: this show uses a haze machine and occasional flashing lights.
This performance is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors The Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel, Century 21 Kootenay Homes (2018) Ltd., Pharmasave Trail, Teck Trail Operations, Tourism South Kootenay and media sponsor Bounce FM, as well as our funders the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
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