The flood. If you lived in Calgary in 2013, you know what The Flood means. Green Fools Theatre lost a lot of the flood. They lost their performance space, they lost materials and supplies and puppets. But amongst struggle, lies opportunity. Green Fools Theatre’s production of The Floating Mouse is a product of that opportunity.
The play tells the story of Peep a scared mouse who lives in a mouse house under the big yellow house. Peep lives with her brother Relish and tries not go into the world outside of her house because she fears the unknown. But then a terrible flood separates Peep and Relish, and Peep finds out how strong she really is as she faces challenge after challenge.
The Floating Mouse is a play that is great for kids. But it also tells a larger story about what may happen as our climate changes. Performer Jamie Konchak plays all the characters and operates all of the scenery and sings all of the songs. And all of the animals that Peeps meets on her adventure are delightful. With Jennie Esdale’s lyrics and David Rhymer’s composition, the play tells a rich story.
Konchak displays her storytelling prowess and comedic style. Green Fools Theatre’s production of The Floating Mouse is a charming production for the adults and is a lot of fun for the kids.
Green Fools Theatre’s The Floating Mouse runs until October 25th. More information is available online.