Wagonstage Children's Theatre

Outdoor Performances

We encourage you to bring your own chair, pillow or blanket, and to wear sunscreen and weather appropriate clothing.


Springboard Performance's ContainR

Address: 1020 2 Ave NW

Until August 30, 2020

Every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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City of Calgary Parks

Elliston Park, 1827 68 St SE
Saturday, August 15 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Edworthy Park, 5050 Spruce Dr SW
Wednesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Confederation Park, 905 30 Ave NW
Saturday, August 22 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Riley Park, 800 12 St NW
Wednesday, August 26 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Shouldice Park, 4900 Montserrat Dr NW
Saturday, August 29 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Summer of COVID-19


Important notes

  1. Performances are weather permitting —check our Facebook page for any cancellations.
  2. All attendees (including infants and children) must be pre-registered.
  3. If you or anyone in your household has a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath, or is a close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the event.
  4. Please bring into the event space only the necessities. (For example small purse/bag, keys, water bottle, etc.). There will be no coat check or storage available at the event so anything you bring in must be kept with you.
  5. There will be no water fountains available during the event as per Alberta Health Services guidelines, so please ensure you bring your own water bottle or drinking container.

Safety first

All performances will be in full compliance with the public health restrictions implemented by the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary, including keeping a distance of at least 2 metres (about the length of a hockey stick) between you and others at the event. The University of Calgary is taking a cautionary approach for the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Each decision that we make is based on factual information, advice and guidance from our health and emergency experts on campus, and through our consultations with the various agencies.

About the show

This year’s short plays haven been written, designed, and directed by MFA students, and will be performed by undergraduate drama students. The 30 minute show is jam packed with masks, puppets, juggling and physical comedy. It's a bubble fuelled spectacular for the whole family!

Alien Scientists from the planet Uuugo have arrived on earth to study the human response to COVID-19. With help from their human test subjects, these aliens discover the compassion and humour required to survive a global pandemic and collectively figure out how to finally defeat the COVID monster. 

 


How Bubbles Helped Chase Away the Germs this Summer

by Aldona Jaworska 

Bubblllydoo and Bubbles: two magic words take two siblings on a journey of discovery. When one of them gets a favourite lollypop and tries to eat it without washing their hands first, Bubblllydoo, a magic word, takes them into a world of discovery where everything is gigantic, even a bumblebee!  To their rescue come the Bubbles, another magic word that helps everyone learn how to be safe and have fun this summer. Are you ready to say a magic word and have fun?

Let's Play

by Czarina Zoleta

While Dash the dog is so excited that his family is no longer leaving him to go to school or work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Leighton is happy to have her dad at home too. However, the little girl is too distracted to notice Dash as she tries to spend time with her dad who is too busy with work. As the two of them pull out all stops to fight for attention, Let's Play asks people (and animals) of all ages to take this time of frustration and disappointment to focus on what matters and what is in our control.

Cast and Creative Team

Ensemble

Joseph McManus
Nicole Rathgeber
Bradley Gamborski

Director

Jacqueline Russell

Designer

Lindsey Zess