When Dylan and Ruth receive a mysterious toy they embark on a gravity-defying journey to the moon and beyond. Can they find a way to make it back home?
Rocketbaby is a fun, frenetic, playful world of make-believe and imagination which reveals gender behaviours. Set in a time before Disney and Barbie, two siblings exhibit typically male and female ways of relating; aggression and nuture, kinetic play and emotive play. How can the two find the balance and happily live together? The focus of the performance is in the highly theatrical playground. Three-time TYA Dora nominee, director Tom Carson, pulls the elements of story by S.C. Pinney, music by Juno-winner Paul Neufeld, movement by Sarah Butler and toys by Sarah John together in to a clever, delightful romp through the universe.
Story by S.C. Pinney
Directed and adapted by Tom Carson
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(part of the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival)
Preview Performance Saturday, June 14, 2014