From Press Release
Trent Arterberry & FringeKids!
present the Toronto Debut
“A perfect children’s performer…
He can have kids in awe one moment,
and then suddenly reduce them to
fits of giggles with a single glance.”
– Mooney On Theatre
“Proven crowd-pleaser” Trent Arterberry brings his globe-trotting, world-class comedy THINK BIGG, to Toronto audiences for the first time in a BIGG way. Combining mime, storytelling and puppetry to create a series of kid-friendly stories and characters, THINK BIGG is hilarious physical theatre with thoughtful, inspiring reflections on the importance of learning and the power of the imagination. It’s happening at FringeKids! July 2-13 at the Palmerston Theatre. Tickets are available beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.
For over three decades Trent Arterberry has been delighting the young and young-at-heart with his multi-media mime and merriment. THINK BIGG’s medley of comedy, music, Roboman, and Mr. Bigg, a 3 ft. “mini-me” who grooves to rap and Russian folk tunes alike, will prove why Arterberry has earned such honours as Performing Artist of the Year (US National Association of Campus Activities) and Best Local Performer (Victoria Fringe Festival).
“Arterberry’s genius is… two-fold – storytelling that doesn’t patronize and the agility to make it vastly entertaining.” – Monday Magazine, BC
Trained with performance masters such as Marcel Marceau, Arterberry has gone on to earn rave reviews and distinctions for his work around the world. He’s performed everywhere – from Radio City Music Hall to underwater! – and Arterberry now returns to his first love – performing for children. His ability to vividly illustrate the universality of the elemental language of gesture is a lesson he’s shared at thousands of schools throughout the Atlantic Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Mexico, Far East, and beyond. Lucky for us, he’s bringing it back to Toronto!
“Arterberry is funny without being cute, and like a cartoonist his lines of gesture and movement are broad but precise and speedy as a whiplash.” – Boston Globe, MA
Venue: Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto
Dates & Times:
Thu. July 3 @ 1:00pm
Fri. July 4 @ 4:00pm
Sun. July 6 @ 11:00am
Tue. July 8 @ 12:30pm
Wed. July 9 @ 4:00pm
Thu. July 10 @ 6:30pm
Fri. July 11 @ 5:30pm
Sun. July 13 @ 12:00pm
$5 for kids 12 and under
$10 for adults at the door (cash only) or $12 in advance (Visa or MasterCard, service charge included)
Beginning June 12 via www.fringetoronto.com, by telephone at 416-966-1062 (ext.1), or at the door.
Show running time is 45 minutes. **Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating**