The Queen of Paradise’s Garden A PUPPET SHOW for All Ages
A Newfoundland Fairy Tale Told by ANDY JONES With Puppets by DARKA ERDELJI Available for private parties, corporate events and schools!
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COMING UP, DON’T MISS…..JANUARY 3rd and 4th 2009, TWO shows of “The Queen Of Paradise’s Garden” daily at 2:30pm and 4:30pm at Gower St. United Church family rates available.
This production was a big hit at the recent St. John’s Storytelling Festival and it really is a show for all ages — three to 93! At the Storytelling Festival the three year olds were as captivated as the older children, the teenagers and the adults. Andy Jones, of course, always seems to draw the whole audience into a story.
The performance is about a half hour in length and it involves Andy Jones telling and acting out the story beside a kitchen-table sized box that is the set – the set has compartments that open and the box is turned around to create a different scene for parts of the story.
Darka Erdelji brings the hand-held puppets to life during the storytelling and there are some live sound effects to create a magical atmosphere. It is a very sweet show and elements of Christmas are included.
The show features puppets by Slovenian Theatre Artist Darka Erdelji, who has her Masters in Puppetry and Andy Jones tells the story of Jack in the Queen of Paradise’s Garden. “Jack” is a well-known figure in traditional Newfoundland fairy tales – (Jack Meets the Cat, Jack and the Three Giants, Little Jack the Little Fisherman, etc..) and these are stories which Andy has learned over the years from an older generation of Newfoundlanders that he turns into wonderful theatrical storytelling productions. The Queen of Paradise’s Garden was originally told to Andy Jones by Albert Heber Keeping of Grand Bank, Fortune Bay. (Albert Heber keeping learned the story from Billy Quann of Sagona Island, Fortune Bay.) So, the tradition continues!
Andy Jones Productions
175 Gower Street St. John’s, NL, Canada, A1C 1P7 tel: (709)754-2803
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