Anvil Theatre Presents
Frog Belly Rat Bone
An Axis Theatre Company Production
Based on the book by Timothy Basil Ering
March 8 at 1:00pm
March 9 at 3:00pm
(New Westminster, B.C.) – Anvil Theatre is pleased to present Frog Belly Rat Bone on Friday, March 8 at 1:00pm and Sunday, March 9 at 3:00pm. Both shows will be followed by a Q&A with the performers.
Incorporating beautifully handcrafted puppets and an original pop/rock musical score, ‘Cementland’ comes to life as two enigmatic garbage collectors tell the story of a very special boy whose singular wish is to find a treasure. One day, the boy discovers a rusty tin box packed with colourful envelopes and an old wrinkled note: “Put my wondrous riches into the earth and enjoy.” So the boy opens the envelope and tosses the contents – “hundreds of tiny gray specks” – onto the ground. Nothing happens. But night will come and the specks must be protected from junkyard thieves so the boy invents a guard…”he gathers wet smelly socks, moldy old pillow stuffing and scraggly wire bringing his creation, Frog Belly Rat Bone, to life.” Frog Belly isn’t the sharpest or the quietest, but it works. In time, ‘Cementland’ blooms with beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables, and the junk pile of dark grays yields to an explosion of colour. With some strategy, strong communication, a lot of patience and goodwill, we can all grow wondrous riches, transforming dark surroundings into something beautiful.
Tickets for Frog Belly Rat Bone range in price from $11.50 to $21.50 and are available online at www.ticketsnw.ca or by phone at 604.521.5050.
Credits for Frog Belly Rat Bone:
Puppeteers: Oliver Castillo & Jyla Robinson
Puppet Design by: Dusty Hagerud
Set Design by: Amy Harris
Photography by: Ross den Otter with Pink Monkey Studios
Produced by: Axis Theatre Company
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About Anvil Theatre:
Anvil Theatre is a state-of-the-art performance space, thoughtfully designed to offer a vibrant and engaging audience experience. The flexibility of the theatre allows for a diverse offering of performances and genres, from intimate music encounters to dynamic multidisciplinary theatre happenings, immersive dance shows and plays. The Theatre hosts productions from a range of producers including Patrick Street Productions, Vancouver Chamber Music Society, Laughter Zone 101, Arts Club Theatre, Royal Canadian Theatre Company, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and an array of community arts and celebrations. The theatre has a mandate to provide exciting performance and cultural opportunities for the community to enjoy in the years to come.