Handle With Care – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From press release:

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Tangled Web Theatre makes their Toronto FringeKids! debut with Handle With Care. This show provides a positive take on environmental education and uses humour, play and puppets to create a fun theatre experience for family audiences aged 4 and up. Opens July 4th at the Palmerston Theatre.

The seed for Handle With Care was planted when Bonnie Thomson and Tyler Seguin were leading a Grade 3 puppetry workshop. They noticed that the students had created some pretty grim environmentally-themed posters. Tangled Web Theatre started talking about whether it was possible to teach a more positive view of how we can interact with our environment, and include humour and a sense of playfulness, as well as cautionary messages. Handle With Care incorporates a wide variety of puppetry styles, including tabletop, rod, shadow, and object manipulation and uses many different materials, including recycled and found objects.

Tangled Web Theatre is an artistic collective whose work emerges from the collision of conventional theatre with unconventional forms such as physical theatre and puppetry. Tangled Web members participated in the inaugural Puppetmongers’ Puppetry eXploratory Laboratory, and have also worked with Old Trout Puppet Workshop. Parts of their previous work, Jurkka Jarvinen’s Troll Stories have been presented at Theatre Passe Muraille’s Crapshoot, The Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Festival, National Theatre of the World’s Carnegie Hall Show and Theatre Caravel’s Seachange. For more information please visit www.tangledwebtheatre.com.

Tangled Web Theatre
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
Handle With Care
written by Bonnie Thomson
featuring Helen Juvonen, Tyler Seguin and Bonnie Thomson

Venue: Palmerston Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.

Performances:

Thursday, July 4 – 5:45pm

Friday, July 5 – 7:45pm

Saturday, July 6 – 2:30pm

Monday, July 8 – 1:15pm

Wednesday, July 10 – 6:00pm

Thursday, July 11 – 3:45pm

Saturday, July 13 – 1:00pm

Sunday, July 14 – 6:45pm

Tickets: $10; $5 for kids under 12
Tickets can be purchased by phone 416-966-1062, online at www.fringetoronto.com
50% of tickets are available in advance. Advance tickets go on sale June 15th
At-the-door tickets available at Palmerston Theatre 1-hr prior to show – cash only.

Photo credit: Robin Munro