Beloved Children’s Classic Coming to Arts Court

The buoyant exuberance of The Wind in the Willows can soon be experienced live on stage in Ottawa.

The childhood classic will be performed at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue) for two shows (at 11am and 4pm) on December 10.

Ottawa puppetmasters John Nolan and Kathy MacLellan of Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre breathe life into Kenneth Grahame’s magical characters using large puppets, hand puppets and masks, acted by humans and on film, all underscored by Russell Levia’s live music!

“We are delighted to shine a spotlight on this inspiring local company that has been producing stellar work for more than 30 years,” said Linda Balduzzi, executive director of the Ottawa Arts Court Foundation.

Four little animals – the shy Mole, Rat (who loves the river), Badger (who doesn’t go out much), and Toad (whose boisterous adventures can have dangerous consequences) – stand up to bullies, rescue a baby otter, and learn how to listen to what the wind whispers in the willows.

This holiday season, Ottawa audiences will have a chance to celebrate one of the city’s very own puppet theatre companies with The Wind in the Willows! “The sheer joy radiated by the characters in this show makes it a perfect family outing to celebrate the holiday season,” says puppeteer extraordinaire John Nolan.

Come on an adventure with Toad this December as he motors through Arts Court! It’s a wild ride you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are limited, so call today! Tell them Ottawa Life Magazine sent you!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave

11:00 am and 4:00 pm

Tickets: $15

Box Office: 613-564-7240